Quick Bean & Cheese Enchiladas

A family favorite, these bean enchiladas can be put together in minutes.


  • 2 cups cooked Idaho pinto, pink, or small red beans
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa or picante sauce
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 pound low fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (20-ounce) enchilada sauce
  • Garnish Optional: shredded lettuce and sour cream

Preparation: Mash beans with salsa. Spoon bean mixture down center of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Cut half of cheese into 8 sticks. Place one stick over beans on each tortilla. Roll tortilla to enclose. Place seam-side down in greased shallow baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over all. Grate remaining cheese and sprinkle over sauce. Bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees F. for 16 minutes. Top with lettuce and sour cream.

Notes: For a low fat alternative to sour cream, use cottage cheese pureed with a little yogurt.