Bean, cheese, and poblano enchiladas

Bean, cheese, and poblano enchiladas

Total Time
1 hr 26 min
30 min
46 min


Poblano chile pepper

3 medium

Jalapeño pepper

1 medium

Cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Red onion

1 medium, chopped


2 clove(s), chopped

Chili powder

1 Tbsp

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Chipotle chili powder

1 tsp

Tomato paste

2 tsp

Canned stewed tomatoes

14½ oz, fire-roasted variety



Kosher salt

¾ tsp

Canned black beans

23¼ oz, 1 1/2 (15 1/2-oz. cans)


2 medium, thinly sliced

Reduced fat cheddar cheese

4 oz, 1 cup shredded, sharp variety

Corn tortilla

8 tortilla(s), medium, warmed


2 large, chopped

Jalapeño pepper

1 medium, seeded and minced

Red onion

¼ cup(s), chopped, diced


¼ cup(s), chopped

Fresh lime juice

3 Tbsp

Table salt

¼ tsp


2 item(s), cut into 8 wedges


  1. To make enchiladas, preheat broiler. Line large baking sheet with foil and place poblanos and jalapeño on foil. Broil 5 inches from heat, turning frequently with tongs, until skins blister, about 15 minutes. Wrap chiles in foil and let steam about 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel blackened skin off chiles. Remove seeds and membranes of chiles and chop, keeping jalapeño and poblanos separated.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder, and tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, 1/3 cup water, and the salt and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place beans in medium bowl and partially mash beans. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of sauce and set aside.
  5. Transfer remaining sauce, chopped jalapeño, half of chopped poblanos, and remaining 1/3 cup water to food processor; puree, adding more water to thin sauce, if needed. Set aside.
  6. Divide bean mixture, scallions, remaining poblanos, and 3/4 cup cheese evenly among tortillas and roll up jelly-roll style. Place enchiladas, seam-side down, in baking dish. Pour sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until enchiladas are heated through, about 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, to make salsa, stir together all salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Spoon salsa over enchiladas just before serving.
  8. Serving size: 1 enchilada