5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas

Richmond got a whole bunch of snow on Saturday morning which was awesome. We hadn’t gotten any snow yet this year so it felt sort of special. It was also the perfect excuse to spend a little time in the kitchen. I was craving Mexican food and I decided to whip up some enchiladas. When I got out all the things I needed, I realized how easy these were going to be. Even in a snow storm, I had all the ingredient I needed for these black bean enchiladas!


This recipe made 10 enchiladas, plenty for Alex and I to eat for lunch plus a few to have for leftovers. Don’t you love having leftovers?


5.0 from 14 reviews
5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 10
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup salsa verde or green enchilada sauce
  • Salsa, sour cream, or cilantro (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Wrap the corn tortillas in plastic wrap and microwave them for 30 seconds. This will lightly steam them so you can roll them without them cracking.
  3. Fill each tortilla with a few tablespoons of black beans and two tablespoons of cheese. Don't fill them too full or you won't be able to roll them up. You should end up using about ⅔ of the cheese as filling.
  4. Roll them and place them in a baking dish, seam side down. It helps if you have a baking dish that is the width of the tortillas so they stay snug.
  5. Keep lining them up until you reach the edge of the pan. I made one larger pan and one smaller pan since all of mine didn't fit in one pan.
  6. Pour the salsa verde over the wrapped tortillas.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.
  9. Top with avocado and serve immediately.

These 5 ingredient black bean enchiladas only take a few minutes to assemble so they're a perfect vegetarian weeknight recipe!

These are gluten free and vegetarian but they were quite filling thanks to all the beans! Don’t you love quick and easy recipes? I’ll definitely be making these again soon!


Looking for another easy Mexican recipe? Try these 5 ingredient baked taquitos!

These 5 ingredient black bean enchiladas only take a few minutes to assemble so they're a perfect vegetarian weeknight recipe!

What’s your favorite easy dinner recipe?


  1. We love this healthy, simple and speedy recipe. Perfect food for a cold day like today! I don’t even miss the meat!!!

  2. Love this recipe! It’s fresh, delicious and most important, easy! Your 5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas are a great recipe for starting the New Year off right!

  3. Sounds like an excellent dish for dinner tonight…especially with 4 inches of snow on the ground! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. Leftovers are seriously the best! I’ll bet these ones are wonderful. I love black beans in enchiladas and these sound perfectly easy and yummy.

  5. Enchiladas are my husband’s downfall… This looks like a much healthier version than we’re used to!

  6. How exciting that you got some snow! I love staying in on days like that and cooking. These look delicious, I love that they’re gluten free too!

  7. do you have a particular brand of salsa verde that you like? i need to find a good one!

  8. Leftovers can be such a blessing especially when you don’t have time to make food on the days after the meal!

  9. Oh man, look at all that melty cheesy goodness! YUM!

  10. This is the perfect dish when there is snow on the ground. I was supposed to fly into Norfolk on Saturday but had to cancel my flight bc of the airport delays. That area doesn’t snow all that often. Your enchiladas looks like perfect way to stay warm this winter.

  11. All of my favorite foods! Thanks for linking up today

  12. Oh my gosh, those look amazing! And only 5 ingredients?! This has meatless monday written all over it!

  13. These look really good. I’ve been craving Mexican lately so I might need to try making them.

  14. Mmmh, these sound good. Simple and delicious which is always a great match. It’s a pity Mexican food isn’t more popular over here and as such ingredients like proper corn tortillas (i.e. not ones that are actually wheat with a small amount of corn flour and more E numbers than should be allowed in such a simple food).

  15. i am all about black beans and mexican food! I looove how quick, easy and filling recipes like these are!

  16. Hey! I made black bean and veggie enchiladas this past weekend too! Great minds think alike! Did you use small corn tortillas or burrito size ones?

  17. These look amazing! I bet I could sub dairy free cheese for half of it or just omit from that half and all all the extra guac and the whole family would be happy! Pinned.

  18. DELISH! This enchilada recipe looks perfect for my family of four. I may have to double because…YUM. I also need to try your taquitos recipe!

  19. Looks incredible. I’ve made a similar dish and it is actually super easy and really really good.

  20. These look so good! I’ve been in the mood for Mexican food lately and homemade is just so much tastier (even here in California). This seems also super easy which is always a plus in my book.

  21. Liz, how did you know? I’ve been craving enchiladas like crazy! Looks delicious. Pinned for menu planning.

  22. This is such a fast, meatless and super yummy dinner solution!!

  23. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Yum! I love enchiladas and these look delicious. I might make it this week with some Tortilla soup. Pinned!

  24. i have soaked black beans and will definitely be trying these very soon!

  25. I love black bean enchiladas! They are the perfect option for a meatless-Monday meal, and it’s something even my husband loves.

  26. Oh my! I love an easy recipe like this. Look so good too! Yum!

  27. My favorite easy dinner recipe is tacos! The seasoning packet from Trader Joe’s is BOMB! These look delicious, though!

  28. This looks so simple but so delicious!

  29. Wow! How is possible that something so delicious can come from 5 simple ingredients?! I love how it can even be made in a snowstorm, ha! 😉

  30. Black beans are my favourite and these enchiladas sound so delicious. I’m really craving some now.

  31. 5 Ingredient Mexican Meals are my JAM!!! Love these

  32. I am ALWAYS craving Mexican food…can’t wait to try these!

  33. I love enchiladas but I rarely make them because they can be time consuming. Now I have no excuse with these lovely five ingredient enchiladas! Yum 🙂

  34. Mmm — I haven’t made enchiladas in ages, and these have my mouth watering!! I love how easy your recipe is to prepare. I seem to remember making them being quite an ordeal, but apparently I was making things way more complicated than they needed to be. Will have to try them your way!

  35. Mmm! I love how simple and delicious looking these are! A bonus- they make 10! Enough for dinner and lunch the next day!

  36. Mindy Fewless says:

    I love black beans!! I’ll have to try this!

  37. Baked enchiladas are my favorite. The first “real” meal I learned to cook as a teenager, and I still feel all grown up when I make them. These are so simple and perfect!

  38. Amanda Mason says:

    I love leftovers and I love how simple this recipe is! I’m totally making these!! Love a simple recipe and I can eat Mexican all day every day!

  39. Who needs meat when you have a meal this delish? Love that it’s so easy to put together too. YUM!

  40. Looks delish! I used to be vegetarian years ago, but I still eat vegetarian a good deal of the time. My husband says I’d starve without my beans!

  41. I love this simple recipe, it has all my favorite things! Pinned!

  42. My kids prefer beans over meat anyways- sounds delish

  43. YUM. Even better made with home-made salsa made of home-grown vegetables!
    I came to visit you from Happiness is Homemade bloghop – hope you’ll make time to someday stop by my place & let me know you were there.

  44. Mm! We love black beans and love enchiladas! We’ll have to give this recipe a try in the near future!

  45. I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  46. These look so so good! I’m hungry for enchiladas now 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us over at Funtastic Friday!

  47. Some of our favorite enchiladas are black beans or in the combo enchiladas. Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.

  48. Yay! I’m all about easy recipes, and this one sounds great. I’ll definitely be trying these enchiladas. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  49. That looks just wonderful!


  1. […] this salad and these black bean enchiladas, my New Year’s Resolution might just be “eat more Mexican food”…. […]

  2. […] 5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas from I Heart Vegetables […]

  3. […] 5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchilada by I Heart Vegetables […]

  4. […] weeks featured post is……5 Ingredient Black Bean Enchiladas from I Heart […]

  5. […] to eat anything else. So we’ve had everything from this spicy Mexican street corn salad to these black bean enchiladas. Alex and I both enjoy Mexican food, so neither of us will complain if it’s on […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe: