Trader Joe’s Black Bean & Corn Enchilada Review

Trader Joe's Black Bean & Corn Enchilada

We’ve had mixed experiences with frozen enchiladas. Some of the enchiladas we’ve sampled have been delicious, but other enchiladas have been a big disappointment. Because of this incinsistency, we weren’t sure what to expect from the Trader Joe’s Black Bean & Corn Enchilada.

This enchilada can be prepared in two different ways. You can either pop it in the microwave or bake it in the oven. While we suspect that it’s tastier when baked, it takes a whopping 40 minutes to heat up this dish. Our hungry staffers opted for the faster microwave instructions.

Trader Joe's Black Bean & Corn Enchilada

Even when this enchilada is nuked in the microwave, it isn’t overly chewy. The corn tortillas have an appealing, slightly crunchy texture. We easily able to cut the tortilla with a fork. Although the enchilada sauce came out soupy, it has a sensationally spicy flavor. Our staffers were scraping the sides of the dish so that they could enjoy as much of it as possible.

Unfortunately, we were less than impressed with the filling inside this enchilada. The only thing that really stood out was the corn. It was hard to taste the other vegetables, like the zucchini and bell peppers. If we hadn’t read the label, we would have assumed that corn was the only vegetable in this dish.

Although the chunks of tofu improved the texture of this meal, it didn’t offer much in the way of taste. This meal is completely reliant on the enchilada sauce. If you don’t like the enchilada sauce, you’re not going to like the rest of this meal either.

The nutritional label states that this meal contains two servings, which is a little bit silly. These enchiladas are pretty small; a single enchilada isn’t going to fill anyone up. While the enchiladas are only 160 calories each, dishonest packing is a pet peeve of ours. If you’re counting your calories, be prepared to double everything on the label.

If you’re craving enchiladas, and you’re already at Trader Joe’s, the Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas are worth checking out. However, if you’re trying to find the best frozen enchiladas on the market, you have much better options. We’re definitely a fan of Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce, but we hope they improve their enchiladas in the future.

To learn more about the nutrition or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s enchilada, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Black Bean & Corn Enchilada

Trader Joe's Black Bean & Corn Enchilada

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