Chipotle Black Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Author: Gay Van Beek for Canterbury Cottage Designs
For the Enchilada Sauce:
  • 3 Tablespoons flour whole wheat, all-purpose or gluten-free
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 salt to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the Enchiladas:
  • One head of cauliflower stalks trimmed and cut into florets (purple is my fave, when you can find it)
  • 3 shallots finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 can 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • corn tortillas for gluten-free, or flour tortillas, I use the medium size
  • Avocado slices
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Sliced jalapeno
  • Sliced green onions
  • Optional cheddar ( you can also use Vegan cheddar)
  1. Measure out all your dry ingredients first, and place near the stove, along with the tomato paste and broth.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add a few tablespoons of the Veggie broth and heat until hot. Add the flour and spices. Whisk constantly and cook til fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in the tomato paste, then slowly pour in the rest of the broth while whisking constantly to remove lumps.
  3. Raise heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and maintain a gentle simmer. Whisk often, for about 5-7 minutes. The sauce will thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in the vinegar and season to taste with a generous amount of pepper.
Now, let's make the Enchiladas.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend the cauliflower in batches until it is broken down into rice-sized pieces.
  3. Heat a large saucepan over medium meat. Add the rest of the veggie broth and saute the shallots and garlic until translucent - about 3 minutes.  Turn the heat off, add the cauliflower rice and spices and stir until evenly mixed. Add the cilantro and black beans and stir to combine. Set aside.
  4. Char the tortillas over a gas flame or warm them slightly in the microwave until they are nice and soft (I prefer charring!)
  5. Spread a few tablespoons of the enchilada sauce across the bottom of a large baking dish. Fill each tortilla with the black bean/cauliflower rice filling, and, rolling them up as tightly as you can, place in the dish, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Lightly cover the top of the enchiladas with more sauce (and cheese, if using) and bake until warmed through or cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Serve enchiladas with more sauce, and top with diced jalapeno, diced green onions, tons more cilantro and sliced avocado. Cheese is optional - I have used vegan cheese and it tastes amazing!