No-Bake Bean Enchiladas

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No-Bake Bean Enchiladas are classic Mexican fare.  Many recipes bake the filled and rolled enchiladas in a baking dish. That’s done primarily to melt the cheese on top.  But even without the cheese (which we obviously don’t use here), it can be tough to get the enchiladas out of the baking dish without breaking them.

What I like about this recipe is that you don’t have to bake the enchiladas.  Just fill them with your favorite, healthy, refried beans, then roll them, top with enchilada sauce, and dig in!   Feel free to use your favorite canned refried beans, but I humbly suggest our recipe for Refried Beans – Slow Cooker Style.  I’ve tried many off-the-shelf brands of refried beans.  They just don’t compare to homemade.    A side of Skillet Southwest Rice is a tasty accompaniment.  And don’t be shy with the lettuce.  I suggest an entire heart of romaine for every two enchiladas.  That’s one serving in the nutrition calculations below.  Lettuce is the perfect cooling vegetable for the enchilada spices.  And it makes the whole dish looks nicely put together.

Bean enchiladas

No-Bake Bean Enchiladas

By September 28, 2014


  • 8 medium - corn tortillas (we use La Tortilla Factory White Corn Tortillas)
  • 1/5 recipe - Refried Beans - Slow Cooker Style (see link to recipe below)
  • 1 recipe - Freezer Enchilada Sauce (see link to recipe below)
  • 4 medium - hearts of romaine lettuce, shredded or finely chopped
  • 2 cups - your favorite salsa (we use Santa Barbara Mango Peach Salsa)


  1. Spread one chopped heart of romaine lettuce on a dinner plate. Repeat for the other 3 plates (assuming you are serving four people)
  2. For each plate, warm two tortillas for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, until they are soft and pliable. Spread 1/4 cup of the Refried Beans - Slow Cooker Style onto each tortilla. Roll up and place, seam side down, on the lettuce.
  3. Pour some of the Freezer Enchilada Sauce over top of the rolled tortillas. Top with salsa, and serve.

You can make the Freezer Enchilada Sauce and the Refried Beans - Slow Cooker Style ahead of time, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Warm them in a microwave or a saucepan before using.

Nutrition Information
Nutrition (per serving): 397 calories, 76% calories from carbohydrates, 17% calories from protein, 7% calories from fat, 8.8g fiber.

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