Vegetarian Enchiladas Verdes

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Enchiladas Verdes | @naturallyella

Over the summer, I updated my roasted salsa verde recipe and after blending it into a creamier sauce, I realized I had the perfect enchilada sauce on my hands. These enchiladas verdes take a little time to make but are well worth it. Additionally, they can easily be made ahead of time. The black bean mixture is also one of my favorites because of its versatility in everything from tacos to nachos. So, if enchiladas aren't really what you're looking for, try the salsa verde with black beans on tacos, tostadas or quesadillas instead!


Enchiladas Verdes

One of my favorite enchilada recipes, the homemade salsa verde makes for a perfect enchilada sauce as well as a great salsa.

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course


  • 1 recipe for salsa verde
  • 2 cups black beans (with liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 to 8 corn tortillas (warmed)
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 1/3 cup minced red pepper
  • 2 ounces shredded jack cheese


  1. Prepare the salsa verde as directed.
  2. Drain about half the liquid from the black beans. Place beans in a pan with the cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and chili powder. Heat over medium-low heat until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Preheat oven to 375˚ F.
  4. In an 8" square pan, pour approximately 1 cup of the salsa. Assemble the enchiladas by spreading a spoonful of black beans in the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of onion and pepper. Roll and place seam-side down. Continue with remaining black bean mixture and tortillas.
  5. Pour salsa verde over the tortillas until they are mostly covered then sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is browning and bubbling.


Tips and Tricks: Enchiladas are one of my favorite freezer meals. Prep ahead of time and freeze for whenever you need a quick weeknight dinner.

Stock up: Get the pantry ingredients you will need: tortillas, black beans, cilantro

Nutrition: See the information.


  • Calories: 513
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 535.2
  • Fat: 12.2
  • Carbohydrates: 79.2
  • Fiber: 22
  • Protein: 26
  • Cholesterol: 25.2

Enchiladas Verdes


I think one of the things I love most about enchiladas is the endless variations you can have. I think if I shared every variation, I'd probably be sharing an enchilada recipe weekly. There are a few simple things I change up regularly, but I always stick with this salsa verde.

Vegan: These enchiladas can be made without cheese. Just let the enchiladas bake and top with fresh avocado.

Lentils: Swap out the black beans for lentils- they won't get as creamy but lentils are a solid choice.

Greens: Add spinach, kale, or chard to the filling- a great way to boost the filling!

Vegetarian Enchiladas Verdes | @naturallyella

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4 comments on “Vegetarian Enchiladas Verdes”

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I couldn't find any jack cheese in my country so I made it with mozzarella cheese 🙂 Thank you Erin! :))

  2. Looks so good, I'm on a journey to becoming a vegetarian so knowing I can make things I love like this, helps me out big time to transition from meat.

  3. Hey Erin! I am saving some old recipes from your site (saw your recent post about shutting things down soon <3) and wondering if you have a link to the salsa verde recipe? It's currently broken on this page. Thank you!


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