My mother is the ideal cook dinner I know. She can make foodstuff from the heart. You know, meals with flavors that discuss to your soul from the quite to start with bite. She’s innovative, creative and under no circumstances fearful to desire up a thing delightful.

Every other day I get a textual content from her with a photo of what she designed that day. From granola bread (OMG!) and coconut milk wild rice soup to veggie packed mini meatloaves and pesto baked ziti, she’s constantly wondering up something new.

My mother has been an outstanding cook for as very long as I can remember and my most loved recipe she can make (and also my most loved ease and comfort food items) is stacked enchiladas. Imagine generous total of cheese, pulled rooster, creamy home made refried beans, cilantro, tortillas, corn and something else she can desire up all layered in a pan and baked right up until melty and golden.

Ingredients in sweet potato black bean enchiladas

Just the other day I was thinking to myself about how a great deal I pass up enchiladas in my everyday living. So what did I do? Whipped up a batch of mad excellent vegetarian enchiladas. Here’s what you are going to need to make them:

  • Sweet potatoes: tender roasted sweet potato genuinely make these enchiladas one particular of a sort. They’re packed with fiber to preserve you comprehensive and satisfied.
  • Tasty spices: you’ll roast your sweet potatoes with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt & pepper
  • Black beans: beans give the vegetarian enchiladas a delightful enhance of protein and fiber
  • Corn: new or frozen will do the job completely
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend: I appreciate a excellent enchilada with levels of cheese in each and every chunk. Really feel absolutely free to use a dairy free cheese or omit if you’re vegan or dairy free of charge.
  • Corn tortillas: corn tortillas maintain this recipe gluten cost-free, even so you can sense totally free to use flour tortillas if you’d like. Smooth corn or flour tortillas will hold with each other improved so be certain to seem for all those.
  • For your homemade enchilada sauce: olive oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, salt, tomato sauce, tomato paste, drinking water and apple cider vinegar.
  • For the avocado lime crema: basic greek yogurt, avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro, salt. Truly feel totally free to use a dairy cost-free greek yogurt to make these vegan and dairy cost-free as effectively (just keep in mind to omit the cheese and/or use a dairy no cost brand name as well!)

roasted sweet potatoes on a sheet pan

How to make selfmade enchilada sauce

These vegetarian enchiladas are added particular because they use my delectable, homemade enchilada sauce recipe. It’s easy and ideal for working with in tons of unique recipes.

  1. Heat oil in a medium pot in excess of medium superior warmth. Insert in onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes or right up until onions turn out to be translucent. 
  2. Incorporate in chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and stir for 30 seconds to allow for the spices to cook a bit. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, drinking water and apple cider vinegar then provide to a boil. 
  3. Decrease heat to very low and simmer for about 5 minutes, then take out from warmth. Year with more salt and pepper to flavor, if vital.

pouring enchilada sauce into a pan of sweet potato black bean enchiladas

Recommendations for making ready enchiladas

  • Heat your tortillas in microwave for about 20 seconds so they are simpler to roll. You can splash a little drinking water on them prior to microwaving to make them much more pliable.
  • Fill them with just about 1/3 cup of the sweet potato black bean mixture so that they stay together and never burst at the seams.
  • Try to remember to put them seam-aspect down so that the filling stays within.
  • Set up them tightly upcoming to every other in your pan to assistance them keep collectively.

vegetarian sweet potato black bean enchiladas in a pan

How to incorporate much more protein to these enchiladas

If you want you can quickly include addition protein to this recipe. I recommend 2 cups of shredded hen breast. Truly feel totally free to blend it correct in with the sweet potato & black beans! You may have to have a more substantial pan, or two more compact pans as you are going to probably have a little bit of more filling.

Make these sweet potato black bean enchiladas in advance of time

These vegetarian black bean enchiladas can be manufactured one particular day forward and placed coated in the fridge. Basically bake for 10-15 minutes extended after you are completely ready to cook them. Effortless!

How to freeze these enchiladas

Yet another factor I absolutely adore about this food is that these enchiladas are freezer friendly! There are two strategies to freezing enchiladas:

  1. Bake 1st, then freeze. You can possibly bake it first, then amazing to home temperature, slice into servings, area in freezer risk-free containers and then freeze. Or you can bake it, deliver to area temp, and then freeze the complete pan. Just make confident you double wrap it so the enchiladas do not dry out. This is assuming you are freezing the complete pan. Once completely ready to reheat, thaw it out. Then bake, coated at 350 levels F for 30-45 minutes or until finally heated by way of.
  2. Freeze just before baking: To freeze right before baking, merely assemble the enchiladas as created in the instructions, then double wrap with plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When all set to bake, thaw out then bake in accordance to guidelines.

vegetarian enchiladas with sweet potato and black beans on a plate

To say these are excellent is an understatement. They are not great both. They are outstanding!

Unbelievable for so quite a few good reasons — from the do-it-yourself, effortless to make enchilada sauce to the savory sweet potatoes, black beans and corn nestled in a corn tortilla with just the right amount of money of cheese. Oh and to major it all off, we have obtained a extravagant avocado lime crema that is conveniently whipped up in no time at all. I hope you Appreciate these as considerably as we do.

I hope you like this recipe as significantly as we do. It is terrific for events and football year too. If you make it, be guaranteed to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram and/or go away a remark and rate the recipe down below!

Recipe by: Evi Madison // SRCooking | Pictures by: Try to eat Enjoy Eats