Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pineapple Black Bean Enchiladas

Oh, the many forms of an enchilada. This is a vegetarian version that is simply delicious. I love the contrast of the pineapple and green chilies and they totally work together!

I frequently make meals in larger batches and freeze them. Enchiladas freeze great. You can make this in a 9 x 13 pan or do what I do and make it in 2 - 8 x 8 pans. This would give you 6 big enchiladas per pan which is perfect for my family. If you do decide to make rice with your enchiladas, save the rest of the pineapple juice to add to the rice instead of some of the water. I personally would rather eat 2 of these bad boys rather than rice, but to each his own.

Cooking spray
1 large onion
1 red bell pepper
1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits in juice, drained, 1/3 c. juice reserved
1 can (15 oz) Progresso black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso chopped green chilies
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese or Colby jack
1 can (10 oz.) Old El Paso mild enchilada sauce
12 whole wheat flour 8 in. – 100 calorie tortillas

Heat oven to 350.
Spray 9 x 13 in. pan with cooking spray or 2 - 8 x 8 pans.
Heat cooking spray and cook onion and pepper for about 4 – 5 min.
Stir in pineapple, beans, green chilies and salt.
Cook and stir until heated.
Remove from heat.
Stir in 1/4 c. cilantro and 1 c. cheese
Spoon and spread 3/4 tbsp. enchilada sauce onto each tortilla.
Spoon about 1/2 c. vegetable mixture over sauce on each.
Roll up tortillas, place in baking dish.
Mix 1/3 c. pineapple juice and remaining enchilada sauce.
Pour over top of enchiladas.
Sprinkle with 1 c. cheese.
Cover with foil, spray inside with cooking spray.
Bake 35 - 40 minutes, removing foil during last 5 – 10 minutes.

Total calories = 1625 calories
12 enchiladas = 236 calories per enchilada

2 Pineapple Black Bean Enchiladas = 472 calorie dinner

Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. I am so glad that you decided to post this on my meatless Mondays because it looks really good. I cannot wait to give it a try.

  2. I never thought of combining pineapples with black beans but what a great idea! Your recipe looks and sounds delicious.

  3. This sounds delicious. Debbie, you are sharing some fabulous recipes. I like the mix of the pineapple and black beans and of course, the bite of the seasoning.

    Thanks for sharing this with My Meatless Mondays.

  4. Oooh I love the addition of the pineappl

  5. I mean pineapple. My girls pushed the publish button. I am bookmarking this one to make soon.

  6. wow -- pineapple and black beans. Yum. Thanks for linking this one up :)

  7. This is a keeper! Next time I will drain the pineapple a bit more but I can't think of anything to change other than my husband wants me to add more cheese :)

  8. Wow, this sounds fantastic! I love pineapple.

  9. Pineapple and black beans must be AMAZING. My vegetarian hubby is going to LOVE you when I give these a try!