Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Was wanting a vegetarian mole enchilada and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F Choose a baking dish that would hold 8 rolled enchiladas.
  2. Using a mixing bowl, combine the drained black beans with minced garlic and lime juice. Toss to coat the beans and set aside. In a separate bowl combine the cooked sweet potatoes with the chopped green chiles; add the spices. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup of the mole Sauce into the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. To assemble the enchiladas, grab a skillet and heat a dash of oil. Lightly cook the corn tortillas to soften them, one at a time, as you stuff each one.
  5. Lay the first hot tortilla in the sauced baking dish; wet it with the sauce. Spoon 1/8 of the sweet potato mixture down the center. Top with 1/8 of the black beans. Wrap and roll the tortilla to the end of the baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Top with the rest of the sauce. Top with a sprinkle of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the enchiladas are piping hot and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
Most Helpful

You have a real winner here, Deb! I love mole sauce, and it went perfectly with the sweet potato and black bean combo. I roasted the sweet potato with some olive oil and the cumin and chili powder. I omitted the salt (personal preference). We really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews December 20, 2009

So I planned to make mole sauce but it just didn't happen - so I just used my favorite red enchilada sauce (from a recipe here on Zaar). That said, DO NOT use red sauce with this recipe - it does not work well. I actually only cooked half the recipe (in 4 tortillas) and then froze the other half to use another time - and next time I will certainly make it with your mole :) The filling is wonderful and creamy and was an excellent way to use up some roast sweet potatoes that I had leftover from dinner the other night. Thanks for posting!

JanuaryBride January 12, 2012

Whoever would have thought? Sweet potatoes, black beans, chilies. I wouldn't have, but we LOVED this recipe. These flavors and that of the mole all combined to make a heavenly dish! Made for ZWT 7 - Shady Ladies. But I will make this again!

Chef PotPie June 09, 2011