23 April 2012

It's time to share with you another fabulous meatless main dish that my family loves.  It combines several ingredients that don't seem to go together: sweet potatoes, salsa verde, cream cheese, and black beans, but actually they combine to form this wonderful enchilada casserole in stacked form.  It's an adaptation of one I found at Greens and Chocolate.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchilada Stack

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large clove garlic, grated
2 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed (2 medium)
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
¾ tsp salt
1 cup salsa verde or tomatillo salsa
3 (9”) flour tortillas 
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. 

In large bowl, combine the beans, garlic, sweet potato, cumin, chili powder, and salt.  Set aside.

To assemble the casserole, coat the bottom of a 9" round casserole dish or cake pan with ¼ cup of the salsa verde.  Spread ⅓ of cream cheese onto each tortilla.  Place one of the tortillas on top of the sauce.  Top with ⅓ of the sweet potato filling and top with another ¼ cup of the salsa verde.  Repeat to make three layers and top with cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Cut into slices and enjoy!

Makes 4-6 servings.

Here are a few pics of the process.

Bottom: salsa verde, aka tomatillo salsa.  I use the Meijer Gold brand.

 Cream cheese.  This kind of holds everything together and brings a nice creaminess to the dish.

 Sweet potato and black bean mixture.

 Topped with cheese, of course!  My favorite is the Kraft Mexican blend.

 Isn't it pretty?

This dish is a huge hit with my family.  I love it because it contains ingredients that I almost always have on hand at any given time.  It's very filling and nobody misses the meat when I serve this.


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  1. This looks really good. I think i'll put this on our menu for next week!
    Amy Miller

  2. Lesa, this sounds really good! And it got ingredients in it my whole family would eat, will have to give it a try. 

  3. Taylor @ greens & chocolateApril 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    I loved this meal!!  I was actually thinking about it the other day :) p.s. I have that "love people. cook them tasty food" sticker on my refrigerator!  

  4. I never thought about how well sweet potato works with Mexican seasoning. Interesting recipe. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.