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Black bean soup and black bean enchiladas, both made from the same recipe. You can cook once and eat twice!
I love easy weeknight meals that can be transformed the next day into something totally different. It just doesn’t feel like leftovers that way and the kids are excited even though in reality it is leftovers. So, I challenge you to cook once and eat twice with these super easy and affordable recipes using black beans. Plus, keep reading…I have a wonderful giveaway for you after the recipe!!!
I’ve partnered with Libby’s for a couple recipes, giveaways, and a twitter party this fall. Libby’s is on a mission to solve your dinner dilemmas, including your busy family’s needs for a quick, nutrious supper and I’m here to help too! As one of Libby’s experts, I’m really focused around how you how you can put a meal on your family’s table that’s both delicious and affordable.
Black Bean Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)
I love how easy my Black Bean Soup comes together in a slow cooker. It takes only 6 hours and is super affordable because it is meat free; however, the flavor of the soup is so amazing that you won’t miss the meat! The next day, kick up the black bean soup by turning it into enchiladas. Less than 30 minutes to the table and it tastes amazing! The enchiladas are cheese free (except for a little goat cheese that I added to the top), but feel free to add cheese or keep it off all together. They are fabulous no matter what!
My Black Bean Soup recipe is only around $1 per serving. Now, I’d say that’s a pretty affordable and easy supper to get you back into the groove of school, hectic schedules, and life!
Black bean enchiladas from leftover black bean soup
Black Bean Soup and Enchiladas
Cook once, eat twice with these Mexican recipes! First, make a batch of slow cooker black bean soup and then use the leftover soup to make black bean enchiladas!
Slow Cooker Soup
- 4 (15 oz) cans Libby's Organic Black Beans
- 1 can (15 oz) can Libby's Organic Corn, drained
- 1 cup cup salsa
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 5 tbls chopped green onions
- 4 tbls chopped cilantro
- salt & pepper
- optional toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese
- leftover soup (at least 2 cups)
- 8 corn tortillas
- enchilada sauce homemade or canned
- 2-3 green onions, chopped
- optional: cheese, black olives
- In a 6 qt slow cooker combine beans, corn, salsa, chili powder, and cumin. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, gently mash some of the beans (or remove about 1 cup of beans and liquid and puree in a blender, then return to slow cooker). Add cilantro and green onions and continue to cook for 20-30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Gently heat enchilada sauce in a 6 or 8 inch skillet over medium heat. Drain leftover soup in a colander.
- Warm one corn tortilla in the warmed enchilada sauce for about 30 seconds, making sure to cover the whole tortilla with sauce. Remove tortilla from sauce with tongs and set on a plate, scoop out a small portion of bean mixture onto tortilla, add some green onions (and black olives if desired). Roll up enchilada and place in prepared pan. Continue until all enchiladas are rolled and in pan.
- Use the remaining sauce to cover the rolled enchiladas. Top with cheese if desired. Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes until heated through.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 680Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 2840mgCarbohydrates: 39gSugar: 12gProtein: 107g
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I made this last night, but I cheated.. I didn’t let it slow cook for 6 hours :/ I cooked it in the pot for about 40 minutes, while I crisped some tiny chucks of potato in the oven. Then I built my enchiladas-crispy potato pieces, black bean filing, small amount of light cheese and smothered them in enchilada sauce. HOLY COW this is amazing. Next time I’ll put in the slow cooker and let it simmer while at work. You are my hero. We loved it. Thank you!!
Wendy O'Neal says
I’m so glad you liked it! And I love the addition of the potatoes….Brilliant!!!
amy deeter says
my stomach is growling now 🙂
Erica G says
It sounds delicious. I think I would leave out the beans, but the rest looks great!
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Leah Shumack says
It looks really really yummy!
Beverly Metcalf says
The black bean soup sounds really good. I would love the KitchenAid Slow Cooker, too. Thanks for having this contest.
It sounds like a great recipe.
Gina Marie Benway says
I really don’t like black beans, but this sounds so good I am going to have to try it!
Kristen Weigel says
I would like to try it out
I like that the products used for it are Organic
Vikki Billings says
I would love to try this recipe, it looks so good!
shanta spradlin says
That looks really good, my family would like it
Sara S says
I love the idea to use the leftovers for enchiladas!
Dorothy Deakyne says
simply, tasty, fast
This recipe sounds fantastic! I want to try it!
Heather S says
It sounds good
Mihaela D. says
This sounds delicious…I have to give it a try 🙂
I love saving money on my budget!
Rochel S. says
Looks really good! Hope to try it soon!
Bryan E. says
Thanks for the giveaway…we love the soup & enchiladas recipe !
DARYL DOWNS says
sounds good but black beans don’t agree with me
Kurt Wagner says
I love enchiladas
C. Ivey says
My goodness… I love black beans and this recipe looks delicious! I like soups and slow-cookers, and the two go sooo well together 🙂
kelly g says
LeAnn Knott says
Never tried Enchilada Sauce. This looks like a spicy soup!
Donna Pyszk says
This recipe sounds wonderful to me because it uses all the ingredients that I love! Cilantro is awesome 🙂
susan smoaks says
i am going to try this recipe this weekend, it really sounds good.
I adore Mexican food and this looks not only very tasty but also healthy, so its a win win!
Tanya White says
I love Enchiladas, this recipe looks pretty easy to make.
Jaclyn Reynolds says
I’m saving this recipe, I love trying new bean meals!
Would love to try ! Thanks
Miz Vickik says
This sounds so good, especially with fall coming!
i like that you can make vegetarian recipes in it!
kathy pease says
this sounds really delicious and I am going to try this for my family 🙂
Julie Hawkins says
This looks so easy and delicious I’m going to try this recipe
Kathy H says
This would be a great recipe to try on a cold day in the winter especially when the kids have so many activities so you have the next night’s dinner squared away!
Kayla Lee says
I love black beans but haven’t found many good ways to use them. These recipes solve that!
I LOVE black beans, and especially love Lunch and Dinner in one cooking session!
Daniel Schell says
I’m making this recipe tonight! Wish me luck!
Brenda Sabet says
looks delicious! just sent it to my mom, going to try it tonight 🙂
Ed Nemmers says
I love all the green onions in this recipe!
Adam Morgan says
I love black beans after living in Brazil for several years. They are so good and good for you. I look forward to trying this recipe out.
Jen S says
Oh gosh, I love me some Black bean soup! Paired with enchiladas!? YUM! Gosh, I hope I win a slow cooker so I can try this for myself.
Yummm Looks great
Mya Murphy says
I am not a big fan of Mexican cooking so your recipe doesn’t do a thing for me.
I love black beans! This looks delicious!
Jason M says
Sounds good, would love to try it
jules m. says
sounds really yummy!! I love enchiladas 🙂
This sounds like a great thing to me. Time saver too.
Melanie Johnson says
My husbands favorite food is enchiladas but I get bored making the same ones all the time. These look wonderful and I am going to try them next time and surprise him.
The look and color of the results looks great. I’m interested in giving it a go: especially with trying the Libby’s Organic Black Beans.
Janice Crespo says
Your enchilada recipe sounds delicious – and pretty easy – don’t know why I always thought they would be hard to make LOL
Francine Anchondo says
i love enchilada and love making them with different ingredents
Sherry Conrad says
Looks delicious, definitely the kind of meal my family enjoys.
I’d love to try this recipe. Looks delicious!
Danielle S. says
looks really yummy
Melissa Hogan says
Love this! I’m going to make it this week!
Terry Cross says
Looks and sounds so good! And it’s great that you can get 2 meals out of it
Sky Kory says
I would love to make that! I like how easy it looks to make!
deana c says
I love black beans. The recipe looks awesome.
Jill Rivera says
I dont link enchilada but I love black bean soup. The crockpot is my friend.
Bonnie Caselman says
I LOVE recipes that do double duty! If I can stretch it into a second meal or make enough to freeze a portion for a later date I’m a happy girl!
Sue J. says
Certainly is easy enough to make!
Love using leftovers like this!
Wendy R says
sounds So Good! I would love to make this!!
Christian Alejandro says
This sounds perfect for dinner after a long day!
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
Sounds so yummy and easier thani thought
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krystal wethington says
It sounds really good.
I love black beans and will be making this recipe this week. It looks delicious!
The recipe sounds real good! I so have to try it!
Natalie S says
Sounds yummy! I love me some Mexican food! 🙂
I love that this recipe is vegan!
Terry SK says
What a healthy meal; also a tasty one. I love beans and they are so good for you.
Brittney House says
The recipe looks yummy! I would love to see how it turns out.
Colleen W says
Delicious. It’s vegan as well. I like that you have an idea for the left overs already. Wish I knew what to do with my leftovers.
Jennifer Reed says
This black bean soup and enchilada recipe looks economical and great for cooler weather.
Ash Jester says
Definitely have to try!
looks really good
This recipe looks delicious! I’m definitely going to try it.
Lisa Garner says
This sounds like an easy to make recipe and I like how you pair the soup with the enchiladas.
These recipes look great! I want to try them out since I think it would go over well with my family! Thanks for sharing it.
looks yummy, I am gonna have to try it
Richard Hicks says
I cant wait to try and make this myself. Looks so appetizing!
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Nancy Palombi says
This black bean recipe was just added to our menu for this week. Cannot wait to try it!
Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe
It looks very healthy!
kelly mcgrew says
i love the idea that you made two meals out of one!
I want to make that right now. Great recipe!!
Frank L says
This looks awesome!
Delicious! I love multiway meals that you cook once, then make other things out of the leftovers…my family’s not too big on leftovers, but I’m too frugal (and busy!) to cook every night, so meals like these are such a great option. Will definitely be making this one.
Deb S says
I would like to try the Black Bean soup. With the cold weather coming (hopefully) soup would be good.
Eileen Burke says
I love enchiladas and I think it looks delish!
This soup looks so good and I’m glad it’s vegetarian! Plus, I love that it doubles for the enchiladas.
caitlin tate says
good w/o cilantro
shateece davis says
Natalie yeoman says
Looks very yummy
Nickie Engle says
Looks great! Will have to try it out. And thank you for the giveaway also!
Karen Drake says
Both recipies sound really good.
Pauline M says
They both sound great, but I’m honestly not much of a soup maker or eater. However, I have no problems using all of it for the enchiladas!
Shannon K. says
mmmmm arroz con frijoles is fantastic too!
This looks good. I can’t serve anything spicy to these people, so I’d have to cut down on the chili powder, but otherwise, I think they’d like it.
Holly G. says
I love the cook once, eat twice concept. My family does it all the time!
Plus, this recipe has foods and flavors that my family loves.
Rachel H says
It looks delicious. Glad you are using Libby’s I believe they are GMO free
Lori Mccune says
Love black bean soup! Can’t wait to make this!
Brenda Elsner says
Looks delicious!! I am going to have to try it sometime!!
enchiladas look great! I am always looking for dairy free recipes, so nice to know there is no cheese inside.
The recipe sounds good, but I might add some jalapenos to kick up the spice level.
Melanie Montgomery says
It look delicious. My husband is Cuban and loves cooking with black beans.
Ben G says
This recipe looks absolutely delicious!
Jen V says
I am trying to add more beans to our diet so I will definitely have to try this one. Plus I love that it makes two meals. Gotta love cooking once and eating twice!
Penny Snyder says
Looks like a great after-work Fall dinner!!!
Debra Wagner says
this recipe of course looks so delicous! Cant wait to make it myself!!
Amanda G. says
This recipe looks amazing! I love black beans and use them at least once a week!
Liza E says
The recipe sounds good, will make today.
joseph gersch says
yum black beans are great
Deb C says
I used to have Cuban Black Bean soup when I lived in Florida and loved it. This recipe sounds wonderful and I’ll be trying it out for us.
Stephanie Larison says
I think it looks great! I’ve been looking for some different recipes for my family to try.
Can’t wait to try the black bean recipy – looks delicious!
Lisa Fonseca says
I would love to make this but would have to have extra cheese lol.
Taylor Russell says
Looks really good!
I would love to try this.
I like having leftovers for an easy second nights dinner so I will try this.
Susan Christy says
I love black beans – this sounds delicious!
lisa lo says
Love black beans and would love to own a slow cooker to cook them into an amazing sounding soup like your recipe!
Jody Sisson says
Love the recipe, I use my slow cooker all the time, will give the recipe a try.
I’m not big on the spice cumin, but the rest of the family would love this.
Daniel M says
Dericka Buckels says
This would be a fun meal and delicious.
Karen M says
The recipe sounds delicious and super easy. Love it. Thanks
Jill Myrick says
It looks delicious and like a meal that my family would love eating.
In fact we could have soup one night and enchiladas the next so it would serve as two meals for us and less cooking for me.
Patty White says
Looks so good!! Looks so simple too!
Celia Sharbo says
Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Shilo Beedy says
I love enchilada’s and will have to try this recipe sometime.
alyce poalillo says
Love the 2 meal concept as well as the use of the organic beans and corn
Ellie W says
This sounds delicious. I love Mexican food!
Lauren Becker says
thanks for sharing. doesn’t look too difficult to make. might be a bit hot for me though, not sure
I love a good slow cooker!
This recipe looks really good and I love the fact that you gave a recipe for the leftovers as well.
Susan w says
Would love to have that gorgeous slow cooker!
carol roberts clark says
i love the recipe sounds like its got a kick to it perfect for me
Linda Childers says
Sounds yummy will definitely try
Cindy P says
Nothing says fall like food simmering in a crock pot! Love it!
I love to try any recipe with sweet corn.
Kimberly Hilbert says
This is a great recipe. I love Black Bean Soup and really never thought to make enchiladas with the leftovers. I love enchiladas as well. Thanks.
I love recipes that I can use to make 2 different meals, especially healthy ones.
Theresa D says
The recipe sounds tasty, and I like that you get two meals from it.
Love slow cooking recipes. This recipe is great for the upcoming seasons. Love this recipe and can always substitute meat for something else (for variety).
Marie A says
Tonya Dean says
Definitely going to try this!
D Johnson says
I love slow cooker cooking! So easy to put all the ingredients in and forget about…until the aroma starts to spread through the air. Both of the recipes sound really good and pretty healthy too! I think personally I would prefer the soup though. Can’t wait to try it 🙂
I love that the recipe is for two meals plus I love black beans
Thomas Gerber says
I love black beans—this looks great!
Michelle L says
the recipe sounds like it is very simple to make
Jen C. says
This recipe looks great, especially because I’m a pescatarian!!
Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! says
Sounds perfect for a cool fall night!
Sonya Morris says
It looks yummy! I will have to try it!
Deb K says
Looks great fora cool fall evening!
Tara O. says
I have never really been tempted by a black bean soup recipe, but yours looks great! And then to be able to make the enchiladas is a bonus!
karen b says
The recipe looks and sounds dellicious and with my being a working mom on the go this is something I am going to try.
crystal smith says
Definitely looks delicious- I love enchiladas but never tired making them myself; I may just have to give this a shot tho! And I love anything that can be made with a slow cooker so the soup is a winner as well lol
janna johnson says
Healthy and would work great for my diet.
Carolyn G says
This looks amazing. I love black bean soup especially with a hard boiled egg. I also love that you can make 2 meals in 1. Saves money!
Linda G. says
The soup recipe sounds yummy, love any soup with beans added
Would love to try. Looks delicious.
Denise m says
i love slow cookers and 2fer meals, perfect for my life
ELIZABETH C. says
Looks delicious. This is something I would Definately love to try!
Love that this makes two affordable meals in one pot!
yummy-I love mexican food- will try this recipe
Paula Michele Hafner says
We love Mexican food so I think it looks good. I would serve the soup with a cheese quesidilla,
Heather Garcia says
Cant wait to try this with all the differant flavors and spices!!!
Theresa Jenkins says
everyone I cook for likes Mexican food so this is something I would try…being a slowcooker recipe makes it even better
Nora H says
Recipe look and sounds good. Love slow cooking.
Serena Powell says
Sounds yummy, I would leave the corn out and blend it to make it smooth
Jennifer Matt says
Recipe looks great. I’ve already planned to make it tomorrow!
Gaye M says
The recipe sound delicious and it’s great to have a whole new way to utilize the leftover soup the next evening.
Tracy L Davis says
This looks great! My family would enjoy this.
Linda Lansford says
sounds yummy yummy
I like the recipe because being vegan, it’s sometimes hard to come up with meals that don’t take oodles of time with prep. This is two for one!
April Brenay says
this would be great to make my family all gets off late so it would be nice to have something cooked when we already got home
John P says
add a bunch of crushed red pepper
Carolyn G says
I have never made enchiladas with whole black beans. I really have to try this
Erika JM says
That recipe is creative, fun and simply put…amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
Jay P says
It looks delicious
Paige Chandler says
I’s also add shredded jack cheese. I will be trying this.
Pamela Callahan says
This looks delicious – I love anything with beans!
This looks great, I love enchiladas!
Katie Roch says
I think this recipe looks great and I love that it’s meatless. I think if I were to try it I would add a few more veggies to the mix.
Mary Beth Elderton says
This recipe sounds wonderful to my Tex Mex loving taste! I really like recipes that extend to different meals. It’s a great time and money saver.
Emalee Zehnter says
I’m making this tonight!
I would like to try the soup recipe – except maybe leave out the cilantro. For some reason I just don’t like the flavor of cilantro.
Denise B. says
I don’t like beans. So, I would have to alter the recipe a little.
Angela Kinder says
It sounds so delicious! Though I wonder if I can substitute (or even omit) the onions since I can’t have them.
Sheila K. says
I love crock pot recipes, and this one sounds really good!
brandy g. says
This looks like a great meal that the whole family can enjoy. I love making soup especially since it is getting fall weather. This would be great to have before going to football games.
Debra Guillen says
The Black Bean Soup sounds yummy! I’ve had black beans in Mexican restaurants, but not the soup. Would love to try this.
Cathy I. says
Can’t wait to try these recipes. I need a new slow cooker, so I hope I win!!
crystle tellerday says
sorry but I don’t like the recipe
Sue Ellison says
How cool to use leftovers! We all love Mexican food, would love to try this if I win the slow cooker 🙂
Amanda Boerst says
I was just looking for a black bean soup recipe and this one looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it 🙂
Cynthia C says
I like using leftovers to make a new meal. Really saves time.
g. penrod says
looks easy an good
Bernie W says
Looks delicious. I hope I win.
Alicia Thibadeau says
It looks very good!
I love dairy free and love mexican food would love to try this one and its slow cooker season almost.
Love that it’s kosher 😉 No meat + milk!
Kyl Neusch says
it looks tasty
I love anything kitchenaid! It always seems to get the job done when it comes to fantastic meals!
Tenley Erickson says
Love this recipe! It is so great when you can cook once and get two meals from it. Black beans have always been a favorite of mine.
Looks Yummy! Can’t wait to try it.
xty cruz says
This looks delicious. Adding to this, the steps in making it is not really complicated. For the ingredients, it is easy to look for it in the local grocery store. I will definitely try this
Mary Cloud says
Looks delicious – like something my family and I would definitely enjoy
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Kathy Luman says
The soup just isn’t something that I know I wouldn’t like because of the ingredients. However I think I could substitute a couple of items and it would be more of something I would enjoy.
Lisa V. says
I am a big fan of Mexican food and would love to try the recipe
Donna L says
This Black Bean Soup & Enchiladas recipe sounds and looks delicious.
Lorena Keech says
My husband is not a big soup fan but he loves everything in your soup, so I’m sure he’d like it. And I know the enchiladas will be a hit. Great ideas!
Courtnie Miller says
I want to try this. It sounds delicious.
Jacob LaFountaine says
Sounds good. I’d only change out the black beans for something I like more
Kelly Dk says
This would be a great recipe for the fall & I like that it looks healthful.
Caroline B says
I will have to try this recipe!!
Carolyn N. says
The recipe looks yummy! I love cilantro.
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Mallory Bailey says
I love trying new recipes out and this one sounds delicious. Will definitely have to try it soon!
Lori H says
I love mexican food so I would love to make this
That recipe looks delicious!
Susan Chester says
I love the idea of making enchiladas out of leftover soup. Both recipes sound delicious!
I would love to try this!
christina givens says
I’m not a big fan of black beans, but my husband would love that soup.
Katie K says
it looks delicious AND healthy ! A hard combo to master!
Vicky Bullard says
Love black beans! The soup is my favorite
Starr Greenwell says
I love the enchiladas, yum!!
Ann Fantom says
Oh my gosh, this sounds good! I will definitely be making the recipe
Angela M says
Sounds great and super easy to make. I love that you can get 2 different meals out of it too.
tricia dunkle says
Sounds yummy! I cant wait to try it!
Tram Le says
I’m a huge fan of enchiladas and would love to try this recipe!
Theron Willis says
For homemade enchilada sauce, I combing El Pato Mexican style tomato sauce with mayo. That and a Mexican style meal is incomplete without cold Mexican beer.
Hope to win!
Kaitln Rowney says
mmmmmmmmmmmmm looks so good !
Mike H says
looks good,,will give it a try.
Adam Morgan says
Oh that looks like a great recipe. I’ll definitely have to try this one!
Tabitha P. says
It seems nice and easy.
A defient must have.
Chrystal D says
That looks good! I’m going to try it for sure. Thanks for the recipe!
susan wiener says
this looks really tasty. I’ll ask my great-cook hubby to make it. 🙂
I have never cooked with black beans Looks like a great soup for winter
Carolyn D. says
This is certainly something I would try. My kids like this type of Mexican food, but my hubby…not so much, so I’d make it when he’s out on business!
john hutchens says
Its getting to be that time of year when hot soups are so nice to come home to in the slow cooker . The recipe sounds very good and something the entire family would enjoy. Thanks for the recipe
Adrienne Gordon says
I’d try it.
Stephanie V. says
sounds amazing! my family loves enchiladas and black beans so perfect for us!
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Shannon Baas says
I would love to try this.
melissa Resnick says
looks like something we deff will be trying
Emily Morelli says
I love black bean soup! I never thought about turning my leftovers into enchiladas! Thank you for the recipe!
Andrew L says
This sounds delicious, and I love the idea of using the leftovers in a diferent way to get the kids to eat it
Rosie LaVertue says
love slow cooking ,
Ciji Murphy says
MMmm looks delicious, may i have some??
Wendy Owen says
It looks good, i like how easy it looked to put together as well, something I would love and my husband would enjoy
Mexican food is my favorite!
Denise S says
This sounds great and I’d love to try it.
Carla S says
That looks really good.I would probably try making it with red kidney beans too.
Kim Drolet says
During the school year we live off our slowcooker!!!! I love this recipe and will have to try it for something new. 🙂
Belinda @zomppa says
I will take your leftovers any day!
Looks delicious! I am always on the lookout or easy dairy-free meals. I will try this one soon.