Vegan Enchiladas

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Enjoy a savory vegan-friendly dish with these flavorful Vegan Enchiladas. Loaded with lentils, black beans, and vegan cheese, they’re the perfect lunch or dinner meal.

There is something so enjoyable about these tortillas rolled into a homemade, zesty filling loaded with flavor. I bet you’ve never had them quite like this before!

Photo of a casserole dish filled with Vegan Enchiladas. A wooden spatula is scooping one out to enjoy.

In this recipe for Vegan Enchiladas, I will show you how to make the best vegan-friendly meal for lunch or dinner or even whenever you’re in the mood for a midday treat!

These Vegan Enchiladas are oozing with flavor and are prepared with canned black beans, lentils, diced tomatoes, and several other tasty ingredients that go great together.

If you want a satisfying meal prepared from scratch that contains healthy yet delicious ingredients, this recipe for Vegan Enchiladas is perfect for you. Serve with a side of Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing and you’ve got the perfect meal!

I love knowing I can eat these enchiladas whenever I’m hungry, whether I want them first thing in the morning, for lunch, or even at dinner time. They’re also great as a quick grab-and-go savory snack between meals.

Photo of a white plate with a single serving of vegan enchiladas on the plate.

Why You’ll Love These Vegan Enchiladas

  • These Vegan Enchiladas taste amazing! If you enjoy vegan cheese with assorted beans, enchilada sauce, and other fresh, wholesome ingredients, you will enjoy the taste of these enchiladas!
  • You can make these enchiladas with ease. You don’t need to be a professional cook for this recipe. And if you’re looking for another easy dinner idea, check out this recipe for Vegan Tacos.
  • It’s easy to customize your enchiladas to your liking with an assortment of toppings, such as avocado and lime juice.
  • It’s a healthy and simple dinner idea the whole family is sure to love. Looking for more healthy dinner ideas? Check out this recipe for Coconut Lentil Curry.

Ingredients for the Veggie Enchiladas 

If you want to make the tastiest veggie enchiladas you’ve ever tried, you will need the following ingredients:

Black Beans – Rinse and drain your canned black beans before you use them.

Tomato – Dice your tomato into small pieces.

Corn Kernels – Use canned or frozen corn for these enchiladas.

Flour Tortillas – You will need up to 10 flour tortillas to prepare these tasty enchiladas.

Shredded Vegan Cheddar Cheese – Use vegan cheddar cheese for this recipe to enhance the taste of your enchiladas. 

Red Onion – Dice your red onion into small pieces.

In addition to these primary ingredients, you will need several other ingredients, such as chili powder, paprika, cumin powder, salt, and pepper.

Photo of a Vegan Enchilada dish, ready to enjoy.

Tips and Tricks for Vegetable Enchiladas

Add Your Favorite Toppings

You can customize your Vegan Enchiladas to your liking by using an assortment of different ingredients on top, such as vegan sour cream, chopped coriander, cilantro, sliced avocado, and even a drizzle of lime juice. Use what you like to give these enchiladas a great taste.

Switch Up the Beans

If you don’t have black beans available, you can feel free to swap them out for different types of beans, such as navy beans, pinto beans, or even great northern beans. Any of these options would work well enough.

Make It Spicy

When you’re a fan of spicy foods, consider adding some diced jalapenos and jalapeno juice to the filling and the enchilada sauce to add more heat to your enchiladas. You can also sprinkle your beans with cayenne pepper or red pepper chili flakes to give your enchiladas the perfect level of spice that you desire.

Photo of a white casserole dish, filled with Vegan Enchiladas, ready to enjoy. the entire dish is topped with fresh avocado, lime wedges, and chopped spring onions.

Vegan Enchiladas FAQs

Can I use corn tortillas for the enchiladas instead of flour tortillas?

Yes! If you prefer corn tortillas, you can feel free to use them. While I personally think flour tortillas are easier to work with and taste better for this recipe, corn tortillas are still an option worth using and can come in handy when you’re in a pinch. You can also use whole-wheat flour tortillas if you prefer.

Is there a specific brand of enchilada sauce that I should use?

You can purchase canned enchilada sauce or prepare your own using a blend of apple cider vinegar with tomato paste, smoked paprika, and a few other ingredients.

What type of dish should I use to bake these enchiladas?

A 9×13-inch casserole dish works best with this recipe. Of course, if you don’t have this type of casserole dish, you can use an aluminum baking pan. When making these enchiladas for a family gathering, I like to use an aluminum pan to keep things mess-free and minimize the amount of cleanup left to do!

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Vegan Enchiladas

Photo of a white casserole dish filled with vegan enchiladas, and topped with fresh lime wedges, avocado slices, and chopped spring onions.
Enjoy a savory vegan-friendly dish with these flavorful Black Bean Enchiladas. Loaded with lentils, black beans, and vegan cheese, they’re the perfect lunch or dinner meal.
Louisa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • cup lentils rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 5 oz. vegan cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 oz. vegan pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cups enchilada sauce divided
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 4 oz. Mexican blend vegan cheese for topping (can be substituted for cheddar)

Optional Garnishes

  • sliced spring onions
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • sliced avocado
  • lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Add 1 cup of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Spread the sauce into an even layer.
    Top view photo of a white casserole dish filled with enchilada sauce. There is a small bowl of chopped spring onions.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the black beans, corn kernels, lentils, tomato, red onion, vegan cheddar, vegan pepper jack, paprika, cumin, chilli powder, salt, ground black pepper, and 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce. Mix together until well combined.
    Top view photo of the filling for vegan enchiladas in a glass bowl, mixed together. There are lime wedges at the top of the photo and a small bowl of chopped spring onions at the bottom of the photo. .
  • Add about 1/2 cup of the filling to each tortilla and roll tightly.
    Photo of the filling for vegan enchiladas being spooned onto a flour tortilla with a large wooden spoon. The tortilla is on top of a pale blue plate.
  • Place the tortillas into the prepared casserole dish.
    Top view photo of rolled enchiladas in a white casserole dish. There are waiting for sauce and cheese to be poured on top. There are lime wedges at the top of the photo. And a bowl of chopped spring onions in the bottom of the photo.
  • Pour over the remaining 1 cup of enchilada sauce.
    Photo of a hand pouring enchilada sauce being poured on rolled enchiladas in a white casserole dish. There are lime wedges in the background.
  • Top with Vegan Mexican blend cheese.
    Photo of enchiladas in a white casserole dish, topped with Vegan Mexican cheese blend, and ready to bake. There are lime wedges next to the dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.
    Photo of a white casserole dish, filled with Vegan Enchiladas, ready to enjoy. the entire dish is topped with fresh avocado, lime wedges, and chopped spring onions.
  • Serve warm with your preferred garnishes and enjoy!
    Photo of a white plate with a single serving of vegan enchiladas on the plate. The enchilada is serves with a lime wedge, avocado slices, and chopped spring onions.

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  1. 5 stars
    I recently made the Vegan Enchiladas from this recipe and they were fantastic! The flavors were rich and satisfying, and the filling was perfectly spiced. It’s a great plant-based twist on a classic dish. The recipe was easy to follow and the end result was a delicious, comforting meal that was a hit with everyone at the table. Definitely a new favorite!

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Cheryl! We’re absolutely delighted to hear that the Vegan Enchiladas were a hit and have become a new favorite for you. It’s wonderful to know that the flavors were rich and satisfying, and that the filling met your expectations with just the right amount of spice. We’re especially thrilled that the recipe was easy for you to follow and resulted in a delicious, comforting meal that everyone at the table enjoyed. Your feedback is invaluable and greatly appreciated by us and our community. Thanks again for taking the time to let us know!

      Warm wishes,
      The HFHL Team