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Delicious Make Ahead Enchiladas filled with Carnitas, Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes. Outstanding flavor combination of sweet, savory and spice. Simple homemade enchilada sauce recipe too!
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5 from 3 votes

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

Black beans, carnitas and sweet potatoes make this enchilada recipe exceptional.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: healthy, make ahead
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 carnitas recipe see link above
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 cans mild green chiles
  • 2 C shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 12-15 corn tortillas or flour
  • 2 C enchilada sauce homemade recipe link above

Sweet Potato Spices

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Make Pork Carnitas recipe (link in text above) a day ahead or start in the morning and prepare enchiladas in the evening.
  • Make enchilada sauce recipe (link above) and set aside.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2" pieces. Place on a baking tray with oil and spices. Bake potatoes at 400°F for 15 minutes, stirring once halfway. Set aside to get ready for assembly.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup enchilada sauce onto a plate.
  • Cover bottom of a 9"x13" baking dish with a thin layer of enchilada sauce as well.
  • Place one tortilla on the plate with sauce and flip so it's fully covered in sauce. (This gets messy, but it's definitely the easiest and quickest way!)
  • Add carnitas, sweet potatoes, black beans, green chiles and any other toppings you want.
  • Roll up and place seam side down in the 9"x13" baking dish.
  • Cover with extra sauce and 1 cup of cheese, or more to taste. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake another 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.