Spicy Black Bean Tortilla Rolls

I am very excited to post my new mexican inspired creation. I love black beans and its combination with cheese and cilantro. This recipe combines my two favorite flavors : Spicy and Cheesy.


6-7 flour tortillas
1  15 oz. can cooked black beans
1/2 large red onion
3 garlic cloves
3 large jalapenos, minced including seeds and all (This is what makes this dish spicy, use 1 jalapeno for a miler version)
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
2 cups cheese, shredded ( I use a mixture of monterey jack, cheddar and pepper jack)
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a small pot bring the black beans and 2-3 tbsps water to a boil with 1/4 tsp salt over medium-high. Cook for 7-8 minutes until the water is absorbed and the black beans are soft and easy for mashing. Transfer the cooked beans in a bowl. In the meanwhile mince the garlic, onion and jalapenos.


Heat canola oil in a pan and the minced onion, garlic and jalapenos. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes until the onions soften and slightly brown. Add the cooked beans that you set aside to this onion mixture, add 2 more tbsps of water and start mashing with the back of a ladle or a spoon while on medium-low heat. Mash until it is almost smooth with a few rustic pieces of black beans remaining. Add the lemon juice, remaining salt and stir in 1 cup of the cheese and mix well till it the cheeses melt and incorporate with the mixture.


Grease a cookie sheet or a baking pan with non stick cooking spray.

Warm up the tortilla(microwave for 10-20 seconds) and they are ready for filling and rolling. Place 1- 1 1/2 teaspoons of the black bean mixture on the tortilla and spread evenly around. Roll the tortilla gently and place it in the cookie sheet. Roll up the rest of the tortillas until all the filling is used up.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 10 minutes until the tortilla is warm and the cheese on top has melted.

Top with cilantro and serve warm.


I am entering this recipe for the My Legume Love Affair : MLLA Sixth Helping : Hot & Spicy event hosted by Tasty Palettes. For more on the future line-up of this event visit Susan’s event page.


I am sending this to Culinarty’s Original Recipes.



  1. This sure looks like every bean lover’s dream ;). The last photo with the cheese on top made me reach for my monitor LOL.
    Thanks for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up :)
    Happy New Year!


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