Friday, March 15, 2013

Homemade Enchiladas

I've been wanting Mexican food and today was the day that I satisfied my craving. I made the enchilada sauce last night and I posted the recipe here.  Next time I plan on doubling the recipe and storing the sauce in the freezer for a quick meal~ enchiladas or chili colorado.
To be honest, I can't wait till dinner tomorrow when we get to munch on these again!  Yum!
Here are the ingredients and amounts that I used~
***3 blocks of monterey jack cheese (24 ounces)
For purists Monterey Jack cheese is the best.
I only had limited MJ so I used a Monterey Jack/Colby blend.
***2 pounds ground beef (I used half turkey to cut the fat for a more healthy alternative)
**1/2 an onion, chopped up
***2 dozen corn tortillas
***Oil for frying
Preheat oven to 350

Shred cheese and set aside.
Cook meat and onion and drain as much fat as possible. 
Make sure there are no chunks in meat and that it is broken up very well.
I like to drain the meat through a wire sieve to remove all extra moisture so the tortillas don't get soggy.
Heat the oil in a skillet.  If you use the tortillas straight out of the package they will rip and/or break apart.  Dip each tortilla in the hot oil until they get very soft and pliable.  I know this isn't the healthiest thing but it needs to be done.  ;)  I know these look hard but they're very soft. 
In each tortilla put some meat, cheese and a few tablespoons full of sauce.
Put in greased pan.
If you have any excess meat sprinkle on the top of assembled enchiladas.
Top with remaining sauce.
Add cheese.
Bake for 20-30 minutes or till hot and bubbly.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  1. Yummy, those look so good right now! I'm right there with you when it comes to making your own enchilada sauce, there is nothing like it to be found in a can :)Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    1. It is so much tastier and much more economical! Thank you for the lovely comment!

  2. YUM... can that work with chicken too? thank you for posting this.

  3. there is NOTHING better that a good enchilada!!!

    i think i know what i'm having for lunch after church tomorrow. only i may have the local joint down the street make them for me-haha!

    1. I understand Anna! When I got Mexican food in my mind I couldn't go without!

  4. We always use lean ground turkey instead of ground beef too! :)

    This sure looks yummy. I confess I have never learned to like the taste of corn tortillas and so I always use flour instead. I!

    Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today!

    1. I did it the turkey thing in the beginning for cost (half the price) but I don't mind the turkey at all since there is no grease and it's much healthier!