Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Black bean & rice enchilada

I can hardly believe daughter is going to be 14 tomorrow! That is crazy. I suppose some of you may wonder why I never post any pictures of her. She is very particular on which pictures I can share with others, and she is a full-fledged teenager :/ Where as my 2 year old couldn't care what photo I post of her, that is until she reaches grade school :P My dad came to visit us too and is here for her birthday.

We are in the middle of week two of Vegan MOFO, and this is what I made for dinner tonight. Everybody gobbled it up :) I am not a fan of spicy food, J said he could of used some jalapenos in if you like it spicy, then do it up.


2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion-small diced
2 tsp cumin powder
2 cloves garlic-minced
1 green pepper-small diced

3 cups cooked black beans
1 tomato- chopped
1 cup water
sea salt

In a pot heat oil, add onions, garlic saute until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes, until thickens. (mush some of the beans with a fork).Season and set aside.

2 cups cooked rice

Red sauce

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion-small diced
4 cloves garlic- minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp dried oregano
3 cups water
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp sugar
sea salt
1 tbsp cornstarch-mixed with 2 tsp water

In a pot, heat oil add onion garlic. Saute until soft
Add spices, stir until combined
Add water and tomato paste.
Bring to boil. Add sugar
Season to taste
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Add cornstarch to thicken.


Using flour tortillas, wrap up the filling and rice. In a baking dish spoon a little of the sauce on the bottom of the dish. Place enchiladas in and spoon over some more of the sauce. Bake at 375 for 20 minute or until bubbling. Save some sauce for spooning on top when you serve it :)


  1. wow that looks so good! making me hungry!

  2. Nice info here. Keep us these great posts!

  3. Black beans are my favorite legume and the addition of them in this enchilada makes me excited to try these. Mr. Sideline Chef would request them to be spicy as well. Looks incredible!

  4. Approx. how many does this make?

    They look very tasty! I can't wait to try them.

  5. Mmm.....nothing not to love about this! Looks so good.

  6. Jacklyn...They were good! thanks

    Hiba...I cooked 5, because that is all I could fit in the pan, but I had left over mixture for at least 2 more.

  7. Thanks! I tried them. They were absolutely delicious. This is a recipe that will stick around for a long time.

  8. Yummo!! Looks like I just found dinner! And simple too, even better!