More Fun Cooking For Friends

Imagine, for a moment, the smell of black bean and cheese enchiladas wafting through your kitchen – smothered with a freshly made, subtly spicy ranchero sauce. Topped with hot, melted cheese, you have to resist as they are pulled from the oven, ’cause you just KNOW these babies will totally burn the roof of your mouth, right?

Enchilada - cooked 2

That’s just what was on the plate as I cooked for friends several weeks ago – Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce (a Cooking Light recipe found here on As those tasty guys cooked away in the oven, I was sure wishing they were going home with me! But, sadly they were not – they were part of the week’s dishes that were being prepared by yours truly for my friend’s dinners for the week ahead.

Watch as ingredients are transformed from simple, pantry-stocked items, into a super easy dinner dish. Hope you try it and enjoy.

Here’s the ranchero sauce, with a few changes – did not use the ancho chiles, and substituted diced green chilis in their place, and not as much water as called for in step 1.

Enchilada - Sauce

Added corn and chopped, cooked chicken for a protein boost. Other than that, all else remained the same.

Rolled and ready for toppings….

Enchilada - rolled

On goes the sauce and cheese.

Enchilada - topped 2

And ready to reheat for an easy, healthy quick weeknight meal for the family to enjoy!

Enchilada - cooked


About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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6 Responses to More Fun Cooking For Friends

  1. Karen says:

    I’m sure your friend was thrilled with this dish…they look great.


  2. I’ve never made enchiladas … I think it’s about time!! They look awesome!


  3. Okay I’m imagining it and liking it very much. This one’s on the to-do list for sure. Just look at all that great cheese melted on top – oh my!


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