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Enfrijoladas Recipe

This super easy and best of all delicious enfrijoladas recipe is an economical meal choice that doesn’t take long at all to make. You most likely already have the ingredients needed on hand to make them. Also, both kids and adults will love them!

enfrijoladas on a blue plate

What are enfrijoladas made of?

Enfrijoladas consist of corn tortillas filled with cheese and diced onion and smothered in a creamy and flavorful bean sauce.

This recipe uses canned beans but you can also use leftover fresh homemade beans.

Enfrijoladas have got to be the epitome of comfort food.

They’re filling, flavorful, cheesy and simple.

I love the fact that these are a meatless meal.

We are not big meat eaters in my house and so I love to have plenty of meatless recipes that I can rotate.

I have another post that explains the differences between enfrijoladas, entomatadas and enmoladas.

Looking for more meatless recipes? Try these

Ingredients needed

  • Canned pinto beans
  • Garlic cloves
  • white onion
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Corn tortillas
  • vegetable oil
  • water

How to make enfrijoladas

We’re going to start by making our bean sauce.

I used canned pinto beans for convenience.

You could also use canned black beans instead. Both are very delicious.

Make sure to drain and rinse the beans first.

Then put them in the blender along with the garlic cloves, onion, chipotle peppers, chicken bouillon and water.

Blend for a minute or two until you have a smooth sauce.

pinto beans in the blender

Heat up the oil in a pot over medium heat. Once hot add the bean sauce.

Stir and cook until it starts to boil. Then reduce heat to low.

Cover and let cook for 10 minutes. After it’s done you can taste it for salt.

bean sauce in a pot

Now let’s prepare the tortillas. Heat up enough oil for frying in a skillet over medium high heat.

Once the oil is hot add one tortilla and quickly fry on each side for just a couple of seconds.

We don’t want the tortilla to get crispy just softened so that we can later roll them up.

frying corn tortilla

Drain the tortilla on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

tortillas draining on a paper towel lined plate

Now we can prepare the filling. The filling consists of shredded mozzarella cheese and diced onion.

shredded mozzarella cheese and diced onion in a bowl

Next we can start assembling the enfrijoladas.

Just take one of the tortillas and lay it on a plate.

Fill it with the cheese and onion mixture.

Some people prefer to dip the tortilla in the bean sauce before filling.

However I prefer to do it this way as it’s less messy.

assembling the enfrijoladas

Then roll it up. Make sure you don’t over fill it with the filling or you won’t be able to roll it closed.

Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

rolled up tortilla filled with cheese on a blue plate

Now that all the tortillas are filled with cheese and rolled I like to put them in the microwave so that the cheese can melt.

If I was using queso fresco then I would just skip the microwave.

But since I am using shredded mozzarella I feel that the cheese should be melted.

Make sure to use a microwave safe plate.

After the cheese has melted ladle the bean sauce over the cheese filled tortillas.

enfrijoladas on a blue plate

Then garnish your enfrijoladas with your favorite toppings such as chopped cilantro, parsley, diced onion, avocado, cheese, or sour cream!

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Easy enfrijoladas recipe

This is an easy and inexpensive meal that the whole family will enjoy!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I have to say it is one of my favorites!

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garnished enfrijoladas on a blue plate
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Enfrijoladas

Enfrijoladas are a comforting and delicious meal made from corn tortillas, cheese and a flavorful bean sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword enfrijoladas, enfrijoladas recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 652 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 32 oz canned pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 white onion 1/4 will be used for the bean sauce the rest will be diced for the filling
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Put the beans in a blender along with the garlic cloves, 1/4 piece of the onion, chipotle peppers, chicken bouillon and water. Blend for a minute or two until you have a smooth sauce.

  2. Heat up a tablespoon of the oil in a pot over medium heat. Once hot add the bean sauce. Stir the sauce. When it starts to boil reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes. You can add more salt if desired.

  3. Heat up the rest of the oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

  4. Once the oil is hot quickly fry the tortillas one at a time on each side for a couple of seconds. Drain the tortillas on a paper towel lined plate.

  5. Dice the rest of the onion. Put the cheese and diced onion in a bowl. Mix with your hand to evenly distribute the onion.

  6. Take one tortilla and lay it on a plate. Fill it with the cheese mixture. Then roll it up. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Then microwave them for about 30 seconds or so until the cheese has melted. Make sure to use a microwave safe plate.

  7. Ladle the bean sauce over the cheese filled tortillas. Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Enfrijoladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 854mg37%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 629IU13%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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