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Bean Rice And Cheese Enchilada With Homemade Sauce

I’m usually all for the standard chicken enchilada recipe. But today I wanted to try something a little different. And These Bean Rice and Cheese enchiladas are the way to do them different!

This Bean Rice and Cheese Enchilada is an awesome way to change up enchilada night. With a from scratch sauce and quick rice cooker spanish rice recipe all in one!

This is a perfect, leftover meal if you’ve picked up some mexican takeout, or have make a batch of 5-minute spanish rice. But even if you’re whipping this all up, and use my recipe, your rice will be done by the time your enchilada sauce is ready.

And trust, me you’re going to want to make this enchilada sauce. Beats canned any day!

This Bean Rice and Cheese Enchilada is an awesome way to change up enchilada night. With a from scratch sauce and quick rice cooker spanish rice recipe all in one!

The enchilada sauce is a quick and easy one, just some tomato sauce, chili powder and other seasonings along with a little flour to thicken it up. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and its ready.

This Bean Rice and Cheese Enchilada is an awesome way to change up enchilada night. With a from scratch sauce and quick rice cooker spanish rice recipe all in one!

And like I said, if you start off your spanish rice in the rice cooker they’ll be done at the same time. Just cook your rice with some chicken broth, a little tomato paste and some el pato tomato sauce and its good to go!

This Bean Rice and Cheese Enchilada is an awesome way to change up enchilada night. With a from scratch sauce and quick rice cooker spanish rice recipe all in one!

Beans Rice and Cheese Enchilada. I’m telling you, you’ve gotta try it!

This would also make a great enchilada skillet that you might want to try down the road too!

Bean Rice And Cheese Enchilada

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 799kcal
This Bean Rice and Cheese Enchilada is an awesome way to change up enchilada night. With a from scratch enchilada sauce and quick rice cooker spanish rice recipe all in one!
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Ingredients

FOR THE ENCHILADA SAUCE

  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 12 oz chicken broth Vegetable broth works too!
  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 cup yellow onion minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

FOR THE SPANISH RICE

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz el pato tomato sauce regular tomato sauce if you want it non-spicy
  • 1/2 tsp salt

FOR THE ENCHILADAS

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 15 oz pinto beans canned
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

FOR THE RICE

  • Add rice, chicken broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and salt in the rice cooker and turn on.

FOR THE ENCHILADA SAUCE

  • While the rice is cooking, Preheat oven to 350 F. Then in a pan on medium heat. Add olive oil with minced garlic and onion. Cook for about 2 minutes
  • Stir in flour and chili powder until a paste forms. Add in Chicken broth and tomato sauce. Stir in cumin, oregano and salt; simmer for 10 minutes. Optionally, you can blend at the end, for a smoother texture.

FOR THE ENCHILADAS

  • With enchilada sauce in a pan on low heat, dip a tortilla in the sauce for about 10 seconds to soften up. Add rice, beans and a cheese (portions up to you); roll up and place in a 13×9 baking dish.
  • Repeat previous step until baking dish is full. Top with remaining enchilada sauce (more or less to taste) and a healthy portion of shredded cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1974mg | Potassium: 1122mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1764IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 554mg | Iron: 6mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!