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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: meatless, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 444kcal


  • 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


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


  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet or pan to medium heat.
  • Add oil and heat.
  • Add onions and peppers. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and stir. Cook 1 more minute.
  • Add corn, salt and pepper to taste, cumin and oregano. Stir.
  • Add enchilada sauce, beans, sliced tortillas and half the cheddar cheese. Stir to incorporate.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Set oven to broil.
  • Set the skillet in the middle of the oven and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted.
  • Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve!


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 1600mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2695IU | Vitamin C: 62.2mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3.6mg