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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas Recipe
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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas Recipe

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I love Mexican food, but I'm always looking for ways to make it more healthy. I "renovated" a dish that I have enjoyed in restaurants to suit my taste and lifestyle. —Christie Ladd, Mechanicsburg, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 enchilada equals 271 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 638 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 1 vegetable


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the beans, tomatoes, picante sauce, chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through and mixture thickens. Add rice; cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through.
  2. Spoon a rounded 1/2 cup down the center of each tortilla. Fold sides over filling and roll up. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon salsa over each tortilla. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p27

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Easy and delicious! Will definately be a weekly meal."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Made per recipe. Taste was good but trying to get a 1/2 cup mixture in a 6 inch tortillas and roll with ends tucked in is crazy...did not work! I also had a fair amout of mixture leftover. Doubt that I would make again."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I printed this recipe, quite some time back, but never made it. My wife and I are cutting way back on meat in our diet, and I found this in my recipe book. I'm sorry I waited so long to make it. It was great!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"Just made this tonight and it was absolutely wonderful. As another person mentioned I put enchilada sauce in place of the salsa and it was great!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"WOW! I am one of those people who plans meals around what kind of meat to cook... my main reason for trying this recipe was to use up some leftover brown rice I had in the fridge... I was blown away by the taste, how easy it was to make, and the fact that I didn't miss the meat in it AT ALL! This is going into my regular recipe rotation, love it!"

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