Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Serves 5

(Recipe from Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon – Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado-Cilantro Cream Sauce.)

**I’ve adapted the recipe by replacing the spice mix with the Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole spice mix from the same cookbook.

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Every recipe I’ve made from Angela’s cookbook has been superb! I credit her recipes with winning over my entire family to healthier eating. She just published a second cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day. Check them both out!

Enchilada Ingredients

  • 2 C sweet potato, peeled, chopped, and boiled (5-7 min.)
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large handfuls spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 1/2 C 5 minute enchilada sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 5 large tortilla wraps
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 11/4 tsp sea slt
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, heat onion and garlic in oil. Saute 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add bell pepper, cooked sweet potato, black beans, and spinach.
  4. Remove from heat. Add spices, enchilada sauce, and lime juice.
  5. Spread 1C sauce evely over bottom of baking dish. Scoop filling into each tortilla and wrap. Spread remaining sauce and any leftover filling on top.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve with cream sauce.

Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 C fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Process all ingredients in food processor.

5 Minute Enchilada Sauce 

This sauce will knock your socks off! Seriously! It’s THAT good!


  • 2 T Earth Balance Butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1:4 tap cayenne pepper
  • 1 C tomato paste
  • 1 3/4 C vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preparation Steps

  1. Melt butter in saucepan.
  2. Stir in flour to create a thick paste.
  3. Add spices and cook, stirring until fragrant.
  4. Stir in tomato paste and whisk in broth.
  5. Bring to low boil over high heat then reduce heat and simmer approximately 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken while simmering.