Flashback Recipe – Salmon Black Bean Enchilada Bake

So, ever wonder how I happened to start this little blog? Well, back in the day, I used to post recipes on the hubs’ blog. I’d share what I was feeding him for training, taper, etc. This was before Healthy Bites took over my life and I was a newly wed. Meaning, I adored making meals from scratch each night. Haha. Not so much anymore. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE to make meals from scratch, but don’t have nearly as much time. I still cook almost every night but let’s just say the minute brown rice with eggs, salsa, and chicken sausage have been showing up more than usual. Winking smile

This recipe I made back in 2008. Man, I really should make it again. It was delicious! you can find the original blog post here. Glad I learned how to take better pictures since then, well kinda. haha.

Salmon Black Bean Enchiladas

salmon enchiladas

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Salmon Black Bean Enchiladas
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Recipe type: Gluten Free Mexican
Serves: 2 -4
  • 1. 6-8 oz. of grounded salmon .
  • 2. 3-4 medium white corn tortillas
  • 3. 1 can jalapeno or regular refried BLACK beans (low-fat).
  • 4. 1 small can of jalapeno diced tomatoes
  • 5. ½ cup mozzarella or pepper jack cheese. Vegan option: DAIYA
  • 6. 2-3 shakes of Cumin
  • 7. 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese (light)- Optional
  • 8. Salsa to taste
  • For those wanting extra carbs, add in some pre-cooked brown or spanish rice. I had some extra Santa Fe brown rice blend which I placed under the cheese before baking it in the oven.
  1. Spray a baking dish with oil. Take each corn tortilla a lightly pat on butter or olive oil. Go ahead a cook salmon burger meat so that they are fully down but not well-done. In the meantime heat beans in microwave or stove top and mix in laughing cow cheese, cumin, and tomatoes. Make sure the cheese is all melted but it's not too hot yet. Then place black mixture and salmon meat together in one bowl. Transfer heaping portions into each corn tortilla and roll tightly. Line each tortilla up in the baking dish. Cover the top of the tortillas with more tomatoes and salsa, then add the cheese on top to cover the tortillas evenly. I baked this for about 15-20 minutes on 350 degrees but it depends on how melted you like your cheese. You can also broil it for the last 3-5 minutes or so to get it even more browned. All together this should only take 30 minutes max. I heated mostly everything in the microwave and used leftover salmon burger patties so it was cake!


Now, wish me luck.. I mean wish us luck. We trying to move this weekend and housesit and celebrate father’s day. Uh? Who planned that? Crazy Cotters!

Off to go find where I stored all our stuff before our New Zealand trip. Sheesh!


What’s your favorite flashback recipe?




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  1. ohhh YUM! Will you make this for me?? It looks so DROOL WORTHY!!

  2. I love black beans in enchiladas. I actually love enchiladas 😉 Lots of luck moving this weekend. You sound, um, busy!

  3. GOOD LUCK moving!!! YAY! And those look damn good!! But your chicken sausage meal sounds equally as delish, just saying 😉

  4. I’ve been doing flashback recipes too lately! I’m currently eating my soy free fried rice with coconut amines and sriracha! I get caught up in trying to do different things all the time and forget about my old favorites. Your salmon dish looks amazingly delicious!!! Have a great weekend and good luck with packing!

  5. That recipe sounds so good! I actually used to make an enchilada casserole years ago that was amazing and I don’t know why I stopped making it…
    Good luck with your busy weekend!

  6. Lasagna! Reminds me of my mother’s kitchen!
    I still make it for my boys, but with a lot less pasta and cheese! (And I don’t eat 1/4 of the pan any more)

  7. good luck with the move I’m sure you can’t wait to just be settled for once (?!). I’m about to take my salmon dinner out of the oven in fact :)

  8. Good luck with that move – I have moved a lot – no fun.. and we are looking again! :-O Nice recipe!

  9. Good luck with your busy weekend, it might seem overwhelming at times, but you will of course get through it :) OH and yeah, this recipe looks great… I used to order enchiladas all of the time when dining out for mexican, mmm

  10. Yum! These look delicious!

  11. I’ve never actually made enchilada’s before, but it looks really good. Mine would probably be the traditional baked lasagna. Of course, being single, I don’t make it for myself, but I grew up making it a lot for my family.

  12. Holy yum!!! I’m all about that minute brown rice, too. Same thing ;D

  13. Oh, that looks yummy! I wonder if I could get my kids to eat it…

  14. YUM!! That looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Also, thank you so much for my healthy bites. I literally had to hide them in the freezer so I won’t finish them off in one day. Delicious!!

  15. well these just sound absolutely delish! LOVE salmon. would never have thought to put the in enchiladas!

  16. Happy Moving- sending you two lots of good moving vibes & wish I could be there to help!
    p.s. love the flashback! I remember the days of “borrowing” the hubs blog 😉 love it.

  17. Tons of luck to you for the move this weekend!!!! Hope it goes safe and soundly! Oh yum, these enchiladas look delicious!

  18. Hmm… maybe I’ll have to go back and check out what you were feeding James to keep him fit and healthy! I love hate cooking–I hate all the prep and all the clean up–If I’m going to reallllly cook it’s got to be for a lot of food at once. I’ve been doing a lot or natural chicken or lamb sausage from Whole Foods, plus a few chicken tenders all done on the foreman. What takes me forever are the side dishes! I guess that’s what I get for going through the hassle of squash fries every night.

    Recipe looks great!

    • oh my gosh, i hate cleaning the Foreman!! I’d use a stove anyday. Sides are hard. My recommendation… steam in microwave or cook sweet potato in microwave then add some coconut butter. mmm, yum.

  19. You’re such a good lil wifey :)

    Good luck with the move… argh I feel your pain!!

    • i’d bribe you just to come help me right now. ha, like you need a bribe. It’s warm here and you’d get free food from me. VEGAN! love ya!

  20. This looks great! I’ve never had salmon enchiladas before!

  21. Totally draw a blank on a flashback recipe…Brain is FRIED! Thank you so so so much for the “Healthy Bites”! I cannot wait to chow down on these bad boys halfway through my run. Took 3 for a mixed combo. YUMMY! Happy Weekend! xoxo

  22. Oh man, I used to be all about the elaborate recipes – at least a couple times a week. My favorites were homemade chicken pot pie casserole and Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter goat cheese sauce (ALL from scratch!!)

    I just don’t have time for that anymore, so I’m like you – throw some veggies and some protein in a bowl, smother in sauce and spice and call it dinner. Let’s just say that the microwave isn’t going unused. :)

  23. awesome idea!! and know what you mean about looking back at old recipes…oh the pictures. there are so many old recipes we plan to remake, one day

  24. i ordered foods of april’s e-book of recipes and re-discovered all her older recipes that i loved and forgot about! but, i have to say, that my favorite flashback recipe is japanese comfort food that my mom used to make – takes me back to childhood!

  25. good luck with you move! and i feel the same way about my cooking. i was way more elaborate with my meals!

  26. I love rediscovering old recipes! :) This one looks amazing! I hope packing and moving goes well!!

  27. I love your recipes. That looks so good! I really hope my hubby never stumbles across your blog because he’ll be so jealous of all of the cooking you do! LOL

  28. I made enchiladas for the first time ever last night! They were so delicious! I might have to use this recipe though because I ended up buying a sauce from Williams & Sonoma because I had NO idea how to make them and as soon as I saw the sauce I knew I had to get home and make them! haha

    Good luck with the move!

  29. Hi friend! Hope the move went well this weekend! Love the recipe. :-)

  30. I usually make one recipe but never repeat it. I have a few fallback meals I like, but they wouldn’t really count as “recipes” unless you consider fried eggs a recipe.

    • i haven’t made this recipe since. I should though, or something like it. And yes, fried eggs count. I bet you make some fabulous fried eggs. mmm, sounds good or breakfast.
      I owe you an email.

  31. I need you to live with me.

  32. Oooh, I could totally make this with my Daiya cheese : ) I just had some yummy blackened salmon last night with a peach glaze, yum! I am hooked on salmon for sure : )

    I am so glad you are blessing my life and others with encouragement and healthy recipes and ideas. I know James appreciates the hard working, caring wife he has in you. Thanks Lindsay!


  33. OMG, I so need to make this. It looks divine and I think I have all of that on hand!

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