Bean Enchiladas 

Who loves good Mexican food that’s still healthy and filled with veggies? I do! My mother-in-law shared this yummy bean enchiladas recipe with me when she was in town, and I’m excited to share it with you. It’s inspired by a recipe by Dr. Fuhrman, known for his multi-nutrient rich diet. We tweaked it a bit, using salsa instead of tomato sauce and adding enchilada sauce and cheese. These enchiladas would be great with some mexican rice or quinoa or refried beans if you are a bean lover.


  • Package of flour tortillas (we did a mix of wheat and white flour)
  • 1/2 cup sliced white onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups of drained black or pinto beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 jar of medium salsa (I used hotter salsa from Trader Joe’s and it was pretty spicy)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 bottle of enchilada sauce
  • Mexican cheese
  • 2 avocados


1. Sauté chopped green pepper and onion in a half of cup of salsa until tender

2. Add beans, corn, cilantro, spices and another half cup of salsa and simmer for 5 minutes


3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the bean and veggie mixture in on each tortilla and roll it tightly

4. Lightly grease glass 13×9 pan and place the rolled enchiladas in the pan


5. Pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas

6. Sprinkle with cheese


7. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit

8. Remove from the oven and place sliced avocado on top before serving

I hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s 80 degrees this week in Scottsdale, so I’ll be enjoying my time outside soaking up some vitamin D. I can’t help but to rub in the nice weather to my friends and family in the north of the country! I’m definitely not missing the cold.

– A – 


3 thoughts on “Bean Enchiladas 

  1. Connie says:

    Amanda and Meghan,
    Your enchiladas look absolutely delicious and not too difficult to make and healthy too! I love the touch of avocados on top. I will definitely be making them. Thanks!


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