Green Chilli, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 45 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Kris Mullen
Delightful vegetarian enchiladas. You can also substitute ground beef for for the sweet potatoes to make a more traditional meal.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cans green chillies, chopped and divided
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can of white shoepeg corn
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 cans green chilli enchilada sauce
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3-4 green onions, diced
  • 3 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbs diced red pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut them into 1-inch cubes and toss in 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Spread the potatoes evenly on an ungreased baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Turn the sweet potatoes over and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350°F.
  • In a large pan, heat up 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat, add diced onions and one can of diced green chillies; cook for about 2 minutes. Add one clove of minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, roasted sweet potatoes, lime juice, cumin, and chilli powder. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Spray one 9 x 13 inch glass dish with cooking spray and place near your stovetop. This will be part of your enchilada making station!
  • In a small shallow pan, heat up enchilada sauce. Place one corn tortilla in the sauce at a time and let soak on both sides. You will want to do this fairly quickly or else the tortilla will fall apart.
  • Move the tortilla to the 9 x 13 inch dish.
  • Drizzle the centre of the tortilla with sour cream and sprinkle with grated cheese. Top with one heaping spoonful of sweet potato black bean filling.
  • Carefully roll the tortilla ensuring it is seam side down in the dish.
  • Repeat steps until the 9×13 glass dish is full. When complete, top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce, reserved can of chopped green chillies and remaining grated cheese.
  • Bake until slightly browned and cheese is bubbling; approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
  • To serve top with sour cream, green onions, cilantro and red peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 628
  Calories from Fat 226 (36%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(20%)Cholesterol 61mg
(69%)Sodium 1655mg
(37%)Potassium 1299mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
(56%)Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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