The BEST EVER Vegan Enchiladas! made with an easy ‘meaty’ filling, black beans, homemade enchilada sauce and vegan cheese sauce! Authentic tasting and totally mouthwatering!
I’ve said it before I’m a Mexican food lover!! Tacos, quesadillas, burritos! Love em! But enchiladas are my upmost favourite! So wait until you taste my Vegan Enchiladas! They taste just like beef enchiladas but are dairy free and meat free of course!
Corn tortillas stuffed with a delicious meatless filling made with Gardein Beefless Ground, black beans and green chilies. Then rolled and smothered in the best homemade enchilada sauce ever! Covered with my vegan cheese sauce and baked! Yes please!!
A lot of love went into this recipe! And it shows with the outstanding flavour I achieved with every component: the filling, the enchilada sauce and the cashew cheese sauce! And all three are quick and easy to make!! Woot woot!
This recipe is inspired by a little Mexican restaurant my daughters and I travel to in the US. It’s an hour out of town and totally worth the trip! (All the locals are nodding their heads😊) I would always order the beef enchiladas without fail! Now it’s healthy veggie enchiladas all the way for me!!
Ok lets get to it!
CAN I USE STORE BOUGHT RED SAUCE INSTEAD OF HOMEMADE FOR MY VEGAN ENCHILADAS?
Of course! I really recommend trying my homemade enchilada sauce though. It’s a classic red sauce and far superior than anything out of a can. If you do opt for a pre-made sauce make sure to check the label as some contain milk products.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN ENCHILADA SAUCE:
In a small bowl combine the Mexican seasonings: Chili Powder, ancho Chili powder, cumin, granulated onion and garlic, masa flour and salt, set aside.
Heat the vegan butter in a medium sized sauce pot over medium heat. Once melted add the flour and whisk together for one minute. Add in the seasonings you set aside and stir to combine. Cook for one minute while stirring. Gradually add in the water, whisking continuously to remove any lumps.
Add in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil on medium heat whisking constantly for a couple of minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. (It thickens more as it cools)
I almost always double the recipe for extra saucy goodness to bring to the table for serving and to use on left over enchiladas and on my tofu breakfast scramble and breakfast potatoes the next morning! Trust me you'll want this enchilada sauce on everything it's that good!! Yum!!
HOW TO MAKE THE VEGAN ENCHILADA FILLING:
In a large non stick skillet add onions, oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes until softening and browning a bit.
Add the frozen Gardein beefless ground and cook for 4-5 minutes until defrosted and browning a bit. Turn down heat to medium low if necessary.
Add the black beans, canned green chilies and the rest of ingredients and stir to combine. Cook for a couple of minutes or so until heated through and a good consistency. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper if necessary.
HOW TO MAKE THE VEGAN CHEESE SAUCE FOR ENCHILADAS:
This cheese sauce is adapted from my Vegan Mozzarella cheese recipe and oh boy is it good!
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE ENCHILADAS:
Preheat oven to 350°
Spread 1/3 cup of sauce evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish (I use my lasagna dish). Set aside
Using tongs or your fingers dip a corn tortilla in the hot enchilada sauce, this will make the tortillas pliable for rolling. Let the excess sauce drip off. Place the tortilla on a cutting board or large plate. Spread 1/3 cup of the filling down the middle of tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. (If tortillas aren’t rolling properly wrap a few at a time in a dish cloth, heat in microwave for 30 seconds or so before you dip them).
Evenly pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas. Followed by the cheese sauce.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and broil for 2-4 minutes to thicken and slightly brown the cheese.
Cool for a few minutes on counter. Enjoy!
For full recipe ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
CAN FLOUR TORTILLAS BE USED FOR VEGAN ENCHILADAS?
Yes definitely! I would actually choose flour over corn sometimes in restaurants. So it’s completely up to you! Corn tortillas are traditional used for enchiladas though.
CAN THESE VEGAN ENCHILADAS BE MADE GLUTEN FREE?
Yes! Super easy if you’re already using corn tortillas, that’s half the battle! Now just swap out the all purpose flour for a gluten free blend and you’re set.
OK GUYS LETS MAKE SOME VEGAN ENCHILADAS, THEY'RE:
easily gluten free
hearty and filling!
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you! feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
WANT MORE VEGAN MEXICAN RECIPES? CHECK OUT THESE:
- Vegan Quesadillas with Refried Black Beans and Roasted Vegetables
- Vegan Burrito (Better Than Chipotle)
- Vegan Nachos (Fully Loaded)
- Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme (Taco Bell)