Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe -
Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

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"Very yummy! I grew up making these with my mom and sisters, and everyone I knew loved them! They're easy to make and incredibly tempting! Add chicken or cilantro if you like. I suggest pairing it with easy-to-make boxed Mexican rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix refried beans, 1 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend, and onion in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  3. Stack tortillas, 3 at a time, on a microwave-safe plate; heat in microwave until warmed, about 30 seconds. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. Pour enough enchilada sauce onto a small plate to cover. Quickly dip both sides of each tortilla in enchilada sauce. Spoon bean filling down the middle of each dipped tortilla and wrap tortilla around filling. Arrange filled tortillas in the prepared baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over filled tortillas and sprinkle remaining cheese over sauce layer. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted, 35 and 40 minutes.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • Flour tortillas can be substituted for corn tortillas.
  • Green enchilada sauce can be substituted for red.
  • For a vegetarian version, use refried beans that do not contain lard.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2014

I made these exactly by the recipe for a small group of 14. Everyone seemed to like them, but no one raved over them. I appreciated the directions given for heating 3 corn tortillas in the microwave and then dipping them in the enchilada sauce before filling and rolling up. I've always had problems with corn tortillas breaking, but these rolled up perfectly.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2014

Needs some chicken or ground beef in it. Good base recipe though.


9 Ratings

Nov 14, 2014

judyegray that does not deserve the rating you gave it. If you read the entire recipe you will notice that for vegetarians to use refried beans without lard. "Please" read the whole recipe before you cast judgement! I loved it and am definitely not a vegetarian!

May 06, 2015

Great busy weeknight dinner. I had extra from making slow cooker refried beans from this site and used them up on this. I didn't microwave the beans and cheese together first, just poured a thin layer of enchilada sauce in the baking dish, added my rolled flour tortillas with bean/cheese filling, then poured more enchilada sauce and topped with cheese. Loved that I could feed the vegetarian stepdaughter as well as others.

Oct 15, 2014

Excellent! I made these exactly as written and wouldnt change a thing. I even made some without sauce and those came out great as well. I will be making these again!

May 14, 2014

These rank high for EASY of course you can add meat, but you don't have too. For a fast family dinner these fit the bill.

Mar 11, 2015

Could not be easier to throw together on a busy weekday night. Easy to cut in half for a family of three. It will become a standard in my kitchen.

Feb 08, 2015

Good recipe. Very easy to make. Not sure what happened but my tortillas were cracking when I rolled them up. Would make again. Perfect for children who are picky about their food.


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  • Calories
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 12.4 g
  • 49%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1056 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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