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Vegetarian Enfrijoladas with Avocado


Vegetarian Enfrijoladas with Avocado
Vegetarian enfrijoladas with black beans, Mexican queso fresco cheese and avocado.

This authentic meatless Mexican recipe is courtesy of Chef Aquiles Chavez and Avocadoes from Mexico.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped white onion, divided
  • 1 dried chile de arbol
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 ripe avocadoes
  • 1 cup 1/4-inch cubes queso fresco or mild feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Serrano chile, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, optional garnish


In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add 1/4 cup of the onion and the chile de arbol; cook, stirring constantly, until onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

Add vegetable broth, bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, coarsely mash the avocados. Stir in cheese, remaining 1/2 cup onion, the cilantro, Serrano chile, salt and pepper.

Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat until hot; add a tortilla and warm 30 to 60 seconds on each side.

Remove tortilla to work surface and spoon about 1/3 cup avocado filling onto center in a crosswise mound. Roll sides of tortilla over filling and set aside fold side down. Repeat to use all of filling and make 8 rolls.

Remove chile from vegetable broth. In a blender, combine beans and broth; blend until smooth. Return to saucepan and bring just to a boil, about 5 minutes. Set aside 1/2 cup bean sauce.

Divide remaining bean sauce among 4 plates. Place 2 rolls on the sauce on each plate; drizzle remaining bean sauce over rolls. Top with onion, crumbled cheese, and chopped cilantro, if desired.

Serve your vegetarian enfrijoladas immediately.

Makes four servings of vegetarian enfrijoladas.

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