No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Black Bean and Avocado Enchiladas

Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Minced Yellow Onion
  • ½ tsp EACH Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 TB Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 TB Ancho Chile Powder
  • 2 Cups Veg Stock
  • 3 TB Tomato Paste  
  • ½ tsp Cumin  & ¼ tsp Cayenne
  • 2 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated


  • 1 (15 oz) Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onions  
  • ½ Cup Corn Kernels
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Step One

Preheat oven to 350F. To make sauce, sauté onion, salt, pepper and turmeric in oil over medium high heat until soft about 3 – 4 minutes. Add in flour and chile powder, stirring for 1 minute. Whisk in stock and then add tomato paste, cumin, cayenne, cocoa powder. Add garlic and stir until fragrant.

Step Two

In a medium bowl stir together beans, avocado, tomato, onions, corn, cilantro, garlic and salt. 

Step Three

Coat a casserole dish with oil. Warm tortillas in microwave for 1 minute to soften. Fill each tortilla with bean mixture. Roll and place seam side down in prepared dish and pour the sauce over the filled tortillas. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through and sauce is bubbly. Remove, let sit for 10 minutes and garnish with yogurt.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Ancho Chile Powder is made with dried Poblano peppers, whose aroma is often compared to spicy raisins. You should be able to find it in the spice section of a regular grocery store.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

This recipe has a long list of ingredients – but once you do your measuring and chopping – the dish comes together fast! Its an awesome make-ahead recipe, too!

No. 4 : Cheers!

Morgan Metallico Chardonnay
Monterey, California
About  $20.00

Crisp and extremely food friendly, delicious unoaked Chardonnay makes a delicious pairing with the smoky flavors in the ancho chile powder in the enchiladas. I always remember the name of this wine; it reminds me of the stainless steel tanks it’s made in,and also the band Metallica!

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