This was my first attempt at making enchiladas but man were they good. This is a hearty meal that you can make ahead and freeze which is so nice for busy weekday nights. You could easily add meat to these but they were so flavorful and filling without. A little homemade salsa and queso fresco on top were the perfect additions.

1 pack of flour tortillas (I used mission brand taco size)
1 can of black beans
1 can of sweet corn
1 (small) can of green chilis
1 cup of chopped green onions (plus a bit more for garnish)
1 small sweet onion
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz. shredded pepper jack cheese
3 cups of enchilada sauce
cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

To garnish –
fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, quest fresco and homemade (or your fave store bought) salsa (see below)

Preheat the oven to 400. Combine the beans, corn, onions, chilis, pepper jack cheese, half (4oz) of the cheddar cheese and spices in a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce to coat and mix in the seasoning. Pour 1 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of your casserole dish. Fill each tortilla with approximately a 1/3 cup of filling, roll them up and place in the dish seam side down. You can most likely fit 7-8 into the casserole dish so you can make a second dish with the remaining mixture and tortillas to freeze. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top and add the rest of the cheddar cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes (check to see if sauce and cheese are bubbling). Add your garnishes on top and serve with sour cream and cholula for some extra spice. I also served with our favorite Trader Joes corn salsa on the side.

To make homemade salsa
Finely chop all veggies – roma tomatoes (with the juice), sweet onions, cilantro and add to a bowl. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a dash of white sugar. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and stir together. I never really measure but for this portion I used 3 tomatoes, the extra onion I had already chopped and half of a lime. This is also something that is so easy to make a larger portion of and keep around as a snack or to add to any Mexican inspired dish.

Happy cooking!