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Spinach and Black Bean Enchiladas
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Spinach and Black Bean Enchiladas
Makes: 8 enchiladas
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 35 minutes


1 package
(10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed
1 can
(15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1⁄2 cups
corn (thawed from frozen or canned and drained)
green onions, thinly sliced
1⁄3 cup
chopped cilantro
2 cups
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can
(28 ounces) enchilada sauce (about 3 cups) (see notes)
whole wheat flour tortillas (7"-8")


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Drain all excess moisture from thawed spinach.
  3. In a large bowl, combine spinach, beans, corn, green onions, cilantro and 1 ½ cups of cheese.
  4. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch baking dish, and add a small amount enchilada sauce to coat the bottom.
  5. Fill tortillas with spinach mixture.  Roll up tightly and place seam side down in the baking dish.
  6. Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle remaining ½ cup of cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until enchiladas are heated through and cheese is bubbly.  Serve warm.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try corn tortillas instead of whole wheat flour tortillas.
  • Serve enchiladas with your favorite hot sauce or salsa.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
  • 1 cup corn (canned and drained, frozen, or fresh cooked).

Make your own enchilada sauce!

¼ cup tomato paste
¼ cup flour
2 teaspoons cumin
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups low sodium vegetable broth

  1. Combine tomato paste, flour, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and pepper in a saucepan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Serving Size: 
1/2 enchilada
Nutritional Label: 
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Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Grate cheese
  • Fill tortillas
  • Spirnkle cheese on top of enchiladas
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