Filling and bursting with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, these hearty enchiladas courtesy of Inspired RD contain no meat!

Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas


4 large sweet potatoes

2 T. olive oil

2 cloves garlic

2 roasted green chiles (or two 4 oz. cans chopped green chiles)

2 cans black beans, rinsed

3 large tomatoes (or two 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes)

2 T. chili powder

Salt & pepper

4 C. salsa

16 large tortillas

1/2 red onion


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel your sweet potatoes, and chop them into 1-inch chunks. Spread them out on ungreased cookie sheets in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients.

For the beginner cooks out there, a quick how-to on prepping garlic. Take your knife, lay it on its side on top of the garlic clove, and press down with your hand smashing the garlic. The outside will now peel right off. Chop up your garlic, red onion, green chiles and tomatoes. Tip: when peeling and chopping a lot of vegetables, have a garbage bowl a la Rachael Ray handy. Makes clean-up much easier!

After 20 minutes, remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 degrees.

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the garlic and green chiles and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the black beans, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir in the roasted sweet potatoes and let everything cook together for about 5 minutes.

While the filling is on the stove, prepare two 9×13 glass dishes by spraying lightly with olive oil spray, and coating the bottom with a light layer of salsa.

Grab your tortillas. Place a spoonful of filling into the middle of each tortilla, roll it up and place it seam-side down in your dish. Repeat until there are eight enchiladas per pan.

Spoon any extra filling over the top. Add 1 cup salsa and half of the chopped red onion to the top of each dish.

Bake the enchiladas for 20 minutes. (Put one in the oven and one in the freezer)

Serve and enjoy!

*Recipe and image courtesy of Inspired RD.*

1 reply
  1. Joanne Schultz
    Joanne Schultz says:

    ooh, this sounds really good!
    my parents swear that sweet potatoes are good for diabetes, unlike regular potatoes!

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