But we love everything else in your ingredients list. Thanks for stopping by today! Life is definitely not perfect and I always seem to slip behind. I found this to be delicious. The flavor is complex and a combination of lots of tastes that I really like–sweet, smokey, and spicy. Can I keep prep this recipe the day before I bake it? Hope your having a great holiday weekend. The flavor was great though, and I would love to use it as a dip. Can I use green plantains in place of the ripe spotty ones or will it change the flavor too much? Pour enchilada sauce over enchiladas, spreading to coat all tortillas. This was AMAZING!!! The hubby is a huge fan of Mexican food, so I think this would go over well in my house , tree went down on the 29th and in the attic on New Years…we LOVE Mexican food (just went for some last night) sadly our youngest is allergic to milk…so we have to go dairy free cheese for him. Excited about the queso because it’s really versatile. Stir in corn, salsa, beans and 1 cup of the cheese. This would make such a delicious meal for both weeknight dinners and hosting friends. Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients. It’s my go-to for quick, weeknight meals. That is my kind of recipe for sure! Hmm, I’d just double up on plantains and beans and top with plenty of guac! Just check out those plantains roasted until golden brown and slightly caramelized – swoon! Need help? I don’t have a food processor. Leftovers: I double-wrap them in individual servings and freeze. I had so much fun making this. I used the meal as a dip with fries because the store only had half the amount of plantains the recipe called for and it turned out very saucy. Plantains are grown and enjoyed in many tropical regions around the world, especially in the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa. Long time reader, first time commenter. The next layer is black beans simply spiced with cumin and sea salt. Yummm this looks like a dish I could make ahead for my entire family! The combo of creamy sweet potatoes and black beans with a spicy homemade enchilada sauce, tortillas and cheese works so well. There is nothing wrong with a little extra sparkle! You rule. Hmm, not sure how that would work but if you try it let know how it goes. I had taco salad last night, Mexican is my favorite! Don’t worry about the trees Julie! In a large pan, sauté the pepper and onion over medium heat until translucent or about 5-8 minutes. Could you please recommend an alternative sauce to be used instead of the cheese sauce? To my daughter’s embarrassment, my tree has stayed up until February before! Cashews are pretty pricey where I live. I enjoy them even though I don’t respond each time. So I made this dish last night with high hopes and the only thing I was not pleased with was the cashew cheese sauce. Definitely use more plantains…at least 6. Good luck with the laundry and taking the trees down! What do you suggest for thinning or amending the cheese recipe in order to transform it into a sauce? Do you think this would be just as good with green enchilada sauce? Made it the other night and it was easy and so yummy! Heat oven to 350°F. Thanks for another great recipe! We literally went to the store to get more ingredients as soon as we finished our leftovers! Mexican food is always a must for me! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Mirelyn! Ha! Microwave for 1 minute … Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Served with avocado, green tomato salsa, and greek yogurt. Everyone needs to make these! One of the best dishes I’ve ever made (so good that 3 of us ate 6 servings worth). It’s tasty, delicious and on my regular meal rotation. Will have to try it! Hi! Taste and adjust spices if necessary. There are just a few changes I made, based on a flavor I don’t like (chipotle) and what I had on hand. Keep those fantastic recipes (oh and great fashion finds) coming. I am obsessed with black beans. I’d never made enchilada sauce before and I’m hooked! There are three layers of beans and five layers of tortillas. I think this is super creative! This has come to be my staple dinner recipe and I make it nearly once a week! Thought about cubing the plantains next time to make it dip-ish. I bet it’ll taste even better when I try it with the jalapeño topping and a dollop of avocado tomorrow evening. Now all I have to do is start taking the fantastic trips you guys take. They are a relative of the banana, but tend to be larger and starchier. I honestly would be helpless in the kitchen sometimes without your help. Is there something I can buy in the store in substitute for the processed cashews? Hi Vicky, we’re so glad you enjoy the recipes! Any suggestions? toppings: sour cream and additional salsa. You enchilada casserole looks great! I made this and it was fantastic. Then add your last layer of plantains and brush with/spread any remaining enchilada sauce. I did add 2 peppers to the queso, but we like things spicy. Okay so back to the sweet potato black bean enchilada bake… we’ve already made it three times because it’s SO good. Thank you for sharing! […], […] also make a very similar recipe in a casserole dish in the oven depending on my mood, so check that out […], Wow, this looks super easy and delish!! My favorite three things in one recipe, beans, ripe plantain and cashew chesse sauce. I will definitely make this again. Made this exactly But used a different recipe for the enchilada sauce. Repeat the layering another two times until you have three layers. And it’s pretty easy too. Definitely pile on the cilantro and jalapeños when serving to add freshness and create beautiful plant-based harmony. Keep your good recipes and fashions coming. I think it would produce a different flavor, but it would still be delicious! We had the most success with ripe, spotty plantains, but if you experiment, report back on how it goes! Let us know if you give it a try! I think my real problem was just that 4 plantains was not enough to properly fill up 3 layers of plantains in a 9×13 pan. I didn’t even go on vacation and the struggle is real, so good luck! Love Mexican food, and this sounds awesome. I suggest starting by using 1 or half of 1 small chipotle pepper for heat. Hi Jackie! Now there are two options . Brush plantains with melted coconut oil (or spray with coconut oil) on both sides. I could have used 1 more plantain (used 2). <3. You could definitely sub a different type of bean! You are a true genius!!! Anyway…I used Tapatio in the cashew queso, and will use more next time for extra spice, and also a little more water so it isn’t so thick and sticky, and will blend in my Vitamix instead of the food processor. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. It was out of this world. :). That would be enough for me, but it’s also beautiful, filling, and healthy all at the same time. Made it the day before and baked it the next day. There was no way I could have filled that. Although, I did choose to omit the optional small chipotle chili in adobo sauce when making the cheese sauce. We love Mexican foods. We are not “heat” lovers so might exclude the chilies, even tho’ they are a milder type. This was amazing! There is no liquid to add to the black beans? I blundered through Gluten Free Goddess’ recipe, made it my own, ... Leave the oven on, since we’ll bake the assembled enchiladas soon (no temperature adjustments necessary). Season to taste with salt and stir. I want to use dairy-based cheese – what type do you recommend and how do you suggest i make the cheese sauce? Tasted great! Stir in sour cream. You will not be subscribed to our newsletter list. You can get this meatless vegetarian enchilada baked Mexican casserole in the oven in just a few minutes. It’s a stubble flavor, but still has a little heat. Topped with avocado, red onion and cilantro. Let’s do this! This is the most unique, amazing, INSANELY delicious, and creative dish I’ve made from your blog yet !!!! While delicious on its own, this bake would also pair well with Garlicky Guacamole + Baked Plantain Chips, Easy Red Salsa and chips, Mexican Quinoa Salad Cups with Avocado Dressing, 7-Layer Vegan Mexican Dip, and Ginger Beer Margaritas! And easy. I did get my tree down and am thinking table top for next year!! Then add half the beans. We just tried this tonight and loved it! I loved the dish! Friends, behold one of the best things that’s ever come out of my kitchen: a savory, saucy, Black Bean Plantain Enchilada Bake! Thanks! The only thing I wish was better were the plantains. It sounds really good. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! You may find this post on dairy-free cheeses helpful. xo. But I am hoping for the best as these are a lot of my favorite ingredients: needed a way to use plantains again. The only thing that didn’t work for me was a 9×13 pan. Or use a store-bought nut-free queso if you can find it! We grew a bunch this year in the garden and this Summer we’re going to go all out and grow tons more. I knew you liked the original. Is there anything you (or anyone else) suggests as a substitute? 5 Approachable Meatless Meals to Make This Month, Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bake (Crock Pot), 12 Easy Vegetarian Freezer Meals | Running in a Skirt, 20 Vegetarian Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Running in a Skirt, Crock Pot Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole | Running in a Skirt, January’s Top 5 Posts | Running in a Skirt.