Owner and Chef Jennifer from The Market by Jennifer's shares an easy recipe to make quick and tasty enchiladas.


• 3 cups of cubed butternut squash*

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil

• 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and black pepper (divided)

• 1 15-ounce can of black beans (slightly drained)

• 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin (divided)

• 7-9 white or yellow corn tortillas

for enchiladas sauce

• 1 tablespoons olive oil

• 3 cloves garlic minced (3 cloves yield ~1 1/2 tablespoons)

• 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce

• 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (plus additional pepper or adobo sauce for more heat)

• 1/2 cup water (or substitute vegetable broth for more flavor or store-bought)

• sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

• 1-2 tablespoons of agave

for toppings (optional)

• red onion, diced

• ripe avocado, sliced

• fresh cilantro, chopped

• toasted pumpkin seeds

• queso Fresco


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and position a rack in the middle of the oven.

Add cubed butternut squash to a baking sheet and drizzle with oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all squash is fork tender. Set aside to cool.

Also reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.

In the meantime, prepare sauce. Heat large skillet over medium heat.

Once hot, add oil and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and slightly browned and translucent - about 4-5 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and add tomato sauce, diced chipotle pepper, more adobo sauce (if desired // for more heat), and water (or vegetable broth).

Reduce heat to low and return pan to heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, covered (to prevent splattering).

Transfer sauce to a blender and blend well for a completely smooth sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more adobo sauce for heat, salt, or coconut sugar for sweetness.

Set aside.

Place same skillet used earlier back over medium heat and add black beans. Season with a little salt, pepper, cumin and stir.

Once bubbling, remove from heat and add roasted butternut squash and 1/4 cup (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) of the enchilada sauce.

Stir to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.

Wrap tortillas in damp paper or cloth towel and microwave to warm for 30 seconds to make more pliable. (Alternatively, place tortillas directly on oven rack for 1 minute to heat through.)

Pour a bit of sauce into the bottom of 9×13-inch (3 quart | or similar shaped) baking dish.

Spread to coat.

Take one corn tortilla and lay it down in the dish. Fill with generous amount of squash-bean filling (there should to be plenty for 7-9 tortillas). Then roll up tortilla.

Place seam side down at one end of dish. Continue until all tortillas are filled and wrapped.

Then pour remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas in a stripe down the middle.

Use a spoon to distribute the sauce into the cracks. Then brush/spray the edges of the bare tortillas with oil for crispy edges (optional).

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through.

Top with desired toppings and serve.

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