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Sweet Potato Enchilada Stack Recipe

Sweet Potato Enchilada Stack Recipe

Mexican flavors abound in this awesome enchilada stack jam-packed with black beans and sweet potato. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sweet potato and water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until potato is almost tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, enchilada sauce, chili powder, oregano, cumin and sweet potato; heat through.
  • 3. Place a flour tortilla in a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate; layer with a third of the beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers twice. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 457 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 804mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein

Reviews for Sweet Potato Enchilada Stack

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"This was really good! Even my picky 1 year old liked it! Will make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Pretty good, and even better as leftovers. I doubled the recipe and froze one and the frozen casserole was good also; not soggy"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This was very tasty. We ended up eating these as tacos instead. I love the combination of sweet potato, black beans, and meat. I added extra seasoning like garlic and crushed red pepper to make these spicy."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"I don't know what I did wrong, but I found this to just be ok. I followed the directions exactly, except I put it in an 8x8 pan because I didn't have a pie dish big enough for that. The tortillas wound up really gooey and kind of disgusting. The meat mixture was also just ok, it didn't blow me away or anything. Maybe it's because I used yam instead of sweet potato? I doubt I'd retry this again even with sweet potato, since all the rest of the flavors weren't very good."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"I would make this again."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This was REALLY good! I followed the directions except I used less chili powder, (1 tsp.) and I made my own homemade flour tortillas. (I used about 5 or 6 homemade tortillas). Also, I used a tall casserole dish so it would all fit. My husband told me four times during supper just how delicious he thought it was. I loved it too. Thank you for sharing your recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Super easy and yummy! A nice alternative to our standard recipe. Very mild- but we like it that way. Used a glass 8x8 pan instead of pie plate. It never would have all fit in there."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This is relatively simple and good. I would have liked it to be a little spicier, but definitely a good weeknight meal."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Loved it. The sweet potatoes were an excellent touch. I used a regular casserole dish. Very tasty, easy, and cheap."

Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"Very good. My 9" regular pie dish only fit two layers, not three, so I will use less ground beef next time."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"This was easy and oh so good the only thing I would change I would add more filing can't wait to have it again Thank You"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Delish!!!! A must try! The only thing i didn't add to the recipe is cumin as I ran out but it came out incredible. Love the sweet potato in it!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Have now made this about a dozen times. I use whatever leftover meat I have: pulled pork, BBQ chicken, just gets better with every attempt. Just made for guests and they loved too and asked for recipe. This may be my favorite recipe ever."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"Awesome!! I left out the tortillas and it was incredible. So easy, so quick. I was hesitant to make this, seemed like an odd combination of ingredients, but it turned out great. I will make this again for sure!"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"My family didn't like the sweet potato/mexican combo. i thought it was a little bland."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"I used veggie crumbles instead of beef and only used half the cheese to reduce fat. SO YUMMY!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"Followed recipe to the letter except for adding some chipotle hot sauce to the beef mixture. Delicious! SO EASY! and it took 20 min to prep and 20 min to cook... normally it takes me MUCH longer than the time suggested. All this makes it a winner in my book."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This was very good. Nice change from the same old thing. Will be making many for years to come. Surprised at the nice mix of the sweet potato bites with the spices."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"This was a really great dish - very flavorful combination of ingredients which came together well!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"All I have to say is WOW! I am not a sweet potato fan by any means, but wished I liked them because they are so good for you. I was hesitant when a family member first told me about this dish, but decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did, this is now one of my favorites - even the sweet potatoes in it! I follow the recipe exactly and it turns out perfect every time. Even my girls (3 & 1) gobble this dish up... thanks for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"It was absolutely delicious! My sister and I loved it and we're going to make it again for our parents. The flavor of everything is wonderful and the sweet potatoes add a nice flavor to the dish. My sister and I substituted shredded chicken for the beef with a little seasoning and salsa for the enchilada sauce."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011 Edited May. 13, 2014

"Wow! Pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure about the combination at first, but it definitely blends well. Entire family loved it! Even my 3 and 13 yr old."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"I did a some easy substitutes with this. I used ground turkey and some bold Penzy's taco mix instead of the spices. It came out awesome. I've made it twice. Super easy, great flavor. My 9 year old son, who swears he hates black beans did not complain about them and ate every bite."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"Flawless dish...absolutely perfect!!! It instantaneously became one of my favorite dishes of all time and will be made frequently."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"Lovely, colorful, flavorful, YUMMMMM"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"My husband and I loved this recipe. I subsituted kidney beans for the black beans, and salsa for the enchilada sauce, and it turned out great."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"My kids are picky eaters, and they even ate it all. I made each layer something different (sweet potatoes, beans, ground beef) since they aren't sure about things mixed together."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"This delicious dish definitely surpassed our expectations!! Yummy! :0)"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"When I mentioned the name of the recipe my family was lukewarm. However when I served it, they LOVED it."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"the sweet and spicy flavors were an excellent combo. I don't eat meat, so I used extra sweet potato and it was still wonderful; although, my husband would have preferred it with the meat."

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