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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -16 servings 1x


This traditional Mexican enfrijoladas recipe is made with a chipotle black bean sauce, and can be stuffed with any of your desired fillings.



Enfrijoladas Ingredients:

  • 1 batch Chipotle Black Bean Sauce (see below)
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • your favorite fillings (ex: cooked diced chicken/steak/pork/shrimp, shredded cheese, roasted vegetables, etc.)
  • your favorite toppings (ex: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco, diced red onion, Mexican crema or sour cream, fresh lime wedges etc.)
  • fresh lime wedges

Black Bean Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, or more to taste
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (I recommend Mexican oregano, if available)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste


To Make The Enfrijoladas:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup of the prepared black bean sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.  Pour the remainder of the black bean sauce in a large bowl.  Set aside.
  3. If using corn tortillas, warm the tortillas either in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stove.  (Here are 3 ways to warm corn tortillas.  You can skip this step with flour tortillas.)  Then gently dip a single tortilla in the bowl of black bean sauce until the tortilla is completely coated on each side.  Transfer the tortilla to a plate, fill the tortilla with your desired fillings, then roll it up and place it seam-side-down in the baking dish.  Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  4. Spoon a generous portion of the remaining black bean sauce on top of the rolled tortillas.  Bake (uncovered) for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with your favorite toppings.  (And I recommend a few generous squeezes of fresh lime juice!)

To Make The Black Bean Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.  Taste, and season with extra salt if needed.  (Also feel free to add in an extra chipotle or a spoonful of extra adobo sauce if you would like a smokier black bean sauce.)


*This recipe makes a large batch of sauce!  Feel free to refrigerate any leftovers in a sealed container for up to 3 days to enjoy later.