Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

By Sarah Axtell, ND June 4, 2014

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

Healthy Holiday Recipe:
Black bean, sweet potato enchiladas
This is a delicious entrée ideal for entertaining. It can be made the night before and it travels well, so it’s great for a holiday party or a potluck. It is vegetarian but is sure to impress the omnivores as well.

Sauce
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 ¾ cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano

Filling
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 ½ lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (3 cups)
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 16 oz jar prepared salsa
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

Enchiladas
Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing baking dish
16 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
1 avocado, diced, for garnish
12 oz. goat feta cheese
cilantro, for garnish

1. To make sauce: Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine, then remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.
2. To make Filling: Heat oil in separate saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add sweet potato, tomatoes, salsa, spices, and ½ cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low, and simmer 30-40 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft. Mash mixture until combined. Add black beans and cook 5 minutes.
3. To assemble Enchiladas: Preheat oven to 350 F. Brush 13x 9 inch baking dish with oil. Spread ½ cup sauce in bottom of dish. Fill tortillas with Filling. Roll, and pack close together seam-side down in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and feta cheese. Bake 20 minutes.
4. Broil last 5 minutes, or until cheese is browned. Garnish with avocado slices and cilantro.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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