Search Recipes

Bean enchiladas

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


Murdoch Recipe Article Lead - narrow
Leftovers for lunch: Bean enchiladas.
  • 2 teaspoons light olive oil
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlicclove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons salt-reduced vegetable stock
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 425g tinned three-bean mix, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 small avocado, chopped
  • 60g light sour cream
  • 1 small handful coriander sprigs
  • 60g shredded lettuce


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until just soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds.

3. Add the cumin, vegetable stock, tomato and tomato paste and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until thick.

4. Add the beans to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes, then add the coriander.

5. Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in foil and warm in the oven for 3-4 minutes.

6. Place a tortilla on a plate and spread with a large scoop of the bean mixture.

7. Top with some avocado, sour cream, coriander sprigs and lettuce. Roll the enchiladas up, tucking in the ends. Cut each one in half to serve.

Tip: These make great for school or work lunchboxes - so double the quantity of ingredients and use a freezer block to keep the finished enchiladas cool the following day.

Main ingredient:
Main-course, Lunchbox, Lunch, Finger-food
Midweek dinner, Children's Party, Picnic

More recipes like this...

Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

Chilli bean tortilla wraps

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
3 Reader ratings
Baleadas with red beans and feta.

Baleadas with red beans and feta

Jill Dupleix
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
98 Reader ratings
Bean quesadillas with corn salsa.

Bean quesadillas with corn salsa

Neil Perry
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
87 Reader ratings
Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

Mexican pie

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
117 Reader ratings
Refried red beans with chorizo.

Refried beans with chorizo

Caroline Velik
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
7623 Reader ratings
Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

Layered mexican dip

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
72 Reader ratings
Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

Bean nachos

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
72 Reader ratings


Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies