Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas


I grew up making these bean enchiladas with my mom and sisters. They're easy to make and incredibly tempting. You can add chicken or cilantro if you like. I suggest pairing them with Mexican rice.

close up view of Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas topped with cheese on a platter
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Mix refried beans, 1 1/2 cups cheese, and onion in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

  3. Stack three tortillas on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on high until warm, about 30 seconds. Repeat to warm remaining tortillas.

  4. Pour enough enchilada sauce onto a small plate to cover. Quickly dip both sides of one tortilla in sauce. Spoon bean filling down the middle, then wrap tortilla around filling. Place into the prepared baking dish. Repeat to dip, fill, and roll remining tortillas.

  5. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over filled tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted, 35 and 40 minutes.


You can use flour tortillas instead of corn and green enchilada sauce instead of red.

For a vegetarian version, use refried beans that do not contain lard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
20g Fat
55g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1056mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 407mg 31%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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