Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce

I have been on a vegetarian kick lately, as you can tell. Last week I made a deconstructed version of baba ghanoush, then avocado hummus and now I have another vegetarian recipe. Actually, this is totally vegan if you’re really feeling frisky. It was so good, I actually forgot that there was no cheese in these butternut squash and black bean enchiladas.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Romesco Sauce via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

I have to be honest, I am feeling amazing eating moreĀ  of a vegetarian based diet lately. Joe and I are making it important to eat meat once a week and focus more on produce and fish. And I have to say, I think we are doing pretty darn well. Last night I made quinoa, black bean and sweet potato burgers, which tasted great but to be honest, the texture could have been better. We were just saying that when finding other alternatives for protein, not everything is supposed to taste like meat, it’s supposed to taste like the ingredients you’re putting in. That’s why things like “tofurkey” or “rice cheese” scare the shiznit out of me…how the heck do they process it so much to “taste” like turkey? And honestly, if you’re vegan, how would you know what turkey tastes like anyway. Just some wise thoughts right there.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Romesco Sauce via LittleFerraroKitchen.com

So let’s chat about today. Besides having an insanely delicious vegetarian dish (I mean really..is there anyone that doesn’t LOVE Mexican food, even though this is most definitely “gringo-style”)…today a few blogger friends and I are offering a GIVEAWAY!!!

The fabulous Lauren from Healthy Delicious and Julie from Savvy Eats organized this extravaganza and let me tell you…it’s a good one!

But let’s finish up with the recipe, shall we?

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Romesco Sauce

10 minutes

30 minutes

40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 enchiladas with ranchero sauce


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cooked and roughly smashed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Ranchero Sauce
  • 1 32oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (with or without seeds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Toppings
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Jalapeno, sliced
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Avocado, cut into cubes or slices


  1. Begin by making the butternut squash mixture. In a sautee pan drizzled with olive oil, saute onions and garlic until onions soften and begin to carmelize.
  2. In a bowl, add the mashed butternut squash, black beans and onion and garlic mixture. Add cumin, salt and pepper and mix to combine well.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of bean mixture onto the tortilla and fold tortilla together. Place in casserole dish, seam side down so it doesn't open. Set aside.
  4. Next make the ranchero sauce. In a skillet, saute onion, bell pepper and jalapeno in olive oil until it begins to break down. About 10 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and spices and cook for another 2 minutes until garlic begins to brown.
  6. Add tomatoes with its juice and bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Then reduce and cover on a simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. When ready, spoon ranchero sauce over the enchiladas and and top with cheddar cheese if desired. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes until the cheese melts and sauce thickens.
  8. Save additional sauce for extra toppings.
  9. Top with cilantro, lime wedges and avocado.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Romesco Sauce via LittleFerraroKitchen.com


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