Beef Enchiladas with Beans

Enchiladas are a Mexican classic: a kind of lasagna, baked in the oven and prepared with crunchy tortillas, melted cheese, enchilada sauce and the typical jalapeño green chilies.

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 cup ground beef
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp enchilada sauce
  • 1 red tomato
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 serrano pepper
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 °F (180 °C)
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or nonstick pan
  • Add diced onions and sauté until translucent (about 3 minutes)
  • Add ground beef, cumin, garlic powder, salt and black pepper; cook for 10 minutes over high heat
  • Reduce heat to medium, thinly slice jalapeños and serrano chilies and add them to the saucepan
  • Give a good stir and cover with a lid
  • Rinse and drain black beans (use canned ones for convenience) and stir them in
  • Cook for 5 minutes more to blend all flavors
  • In a bowl combine the sour cream with the enchilada sauce
  • Take a shallow baking pan and coat the bottom with some of the sauce
  • Arrange tortillas on a flat surface and spoon the beef mixture in the center of each tortilla
  • Fold over filling and place in the baking pan seam side down
  • Continue with all tortillas until meat mixture is finished and the pan is full
  • Top with the remaining sauce, diced and deseeded red tomatoes and shredded cheese
  • Bake for 15 minutes until cheese has melted, then remove from oven, let cool 1-2 minutes and serve!

Best Served With

Rice and guacamole

Tips from the Chef

  • Microwave tortillas at high heat for 30 seconds to soften before using
  • Jalapeño peppers have different degrees of hotness; adjust quantities accordingly and handle with care
  • Check our Ingredients section to make your own enchilada sauce at home!