One-Pot Meatless Enchilada Stew

One-Pot Meatless Enchilada Stew Easy Enchilada Sauce

An enchilada-inspired one-pot stew or casserole made with all of those wonderful enchilada flavors and ingredients. Includes a recipe for homemade enchilada sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword meatless, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 444 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup red chili powder
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup fresh corn frozen is good, too
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2-3 cups enchilada sauce see above
  • 1 can pinto or black beans 15 ounces, drained
  • 4 corn tortillas sliced into half-inch strips
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh chopped cilantro for serving


  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat. Add oil and get it nice and warm.
  2. Add flour and chili powder. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly, about 5 minutes, until the mixture browns.
  3. Add in tomato paste, broth, cumin and garlic powder. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Allow the mixture to thicken up and become consistent, stirring often.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste, then set aside until ready to use.


  1. Heat a large oven-safe skillet or pan to medium heat.
  2. Add oil and heat.
  3. Add onions and peppers. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Add garlic and stir. Cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add corn, salt and pepper to taste, cumin and oregano. Stir.
  6. Add enchilada sauce, beans, sliced tortillas and half the cheddar cheese. Stir to incorporate.
  7. Top with the remaining cheese.
  8. Set oven to broil.
  9. Set the skillet in the middle of the oven and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve!
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Meatless Enchilada Stew Easy Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 1600mg67%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2695IU54%
Vitamin C 62.2mg75%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.