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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


  • 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


  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
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.