Enfrijoladas Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 23, 2022
Enfrijoladas Recipe

If you’re not yet aware of what enfrijoladas is, it’s a delicious Mexican dish made up of filled tortillas soaked in flavorful black bean sauce. To visualize, they’re like traditional enchiladas but instead of having a spicy chili sauce, the rolled tortillas are drowned in a rich and savory sauce made of pureed black beans, stock, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. And this sauce is even made more flavorful with ground cumin, oregano, and garlic. In some recipes, pinto beans are used as a substitute for black beans.

I used shredded chicken to fill up the corn tortillas, but you can actually use any type of meat that you like such as pork, steak, or even shrimp. If you’re a vegetarian, you can easily leave out the meat in making it. I’ve added some avocados, red onion, queso fresco, and a dollop of Mexican crema or sour cream to make it extra delish. Feel free to use your favorite type of cheese and don’t forget to squeeze some lime for the perfect balance of flavors.

I recommend generously adding the velvety Mexican black bean sauce to make sure that it covers up the whole dish. Pop it in the oven and voila! A classic Mexican favorite on your dining table. 

How To Make Easy Enfrijoladas Recipe

Tired of making enchiladas? Well, it’s time to switch things up by trying out our easy enfrijoladas with a tasty black bean sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



For Enfrijoladas:

  • corn or flour tortillas
  • 2cupschicken, or pork, steak, or shrimp,cooked and diced
  • 1avocado,diced
  • ½cupqueso fresco, or montery jack, feta, or cotija cheese,crumbled
  • ¼cupred onion,diced
  • ½cupMexican crema, or sour cream
  • lime wedges,fresh

For Black Bean Sauce:

  • 15ozcanned black beans,rinsed and undrained
  • 4garlic cloves,peeled
  • 2chipotles in adobo sauce,or more to taste
  • 2cupschicken stock, or vegetable stock
  • ½cupwhite onion,diced
  • tspground cumin
  • ½tsporegano
  • ½tspsalt,or more to taste


Black Bean Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Taste and season with extra salt if needed.


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spread ½ cup of the prepared black bean sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour the remainder of the black bean sauce into a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. If using corn tortillas, warm the tortillas either in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stove. If using corn tortillas, warm the tortillas either in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stove.

  4. To assemble the enfrijoladas, place a good amount of chicken and queso fresco onto the tortillas. Roll them over and lay them on the baking dish.

  5. Spoon a generous portion of the remaining black bean sauce on top of the rolled tortillas. Bake (uncovered) for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately and topped with avocado, red onion, Mexican crema, and a squeeze of lime.


  • Calories: 2037.11kcal
  • Fat: 120.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 42.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 51.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 135.40g
  • Fiber: 47.78g
  • Sugar: 23.49g
  • Protein: 112.28g
  • Cholesterol: 344.20mg
  • Sodium: 4305.09mg
  • Calcium: 924.40mg
  • Potassium: 4122.49mg
  • Iron: 16.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 1344.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 152.65mg
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