September 6, 2011

Easy Enchilada Recipe

Easy Enchilada Recipe
This enchilada recipe is great because it is quick, easy, and inexpensive. The base recipe is super simple (only four ingredients) and produces tasty results the whole family will love. There are also several optional ingredients for an even more savory meal.  The best part about this recipe is that you can assemble it in advance and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Just bake as usual when ready to serve!

You will need...
1 lb of ground beef/hamburger
10 count package of medium sized tortillas (flour or wheat)
10 oz can enchilada sauce 
8 oz bag of mexican blend shredded cheese

optional ingredients: 4 oz can of tomato sauce, 1/2 packet of taco seasoning, diced onion

1. Brown hamburger and drain fat
2. In a large bowl, combine cooked hamburger, half the bag of shredded cheese, and half the can of enchilada sauce. If using any of the optional ingredients, add them now. Stir.
3. Spoon mixture into eight of the tortillas and roll. Arrange enchiladas (seam side down) onto greased 13x9 pan. 
4. Top with remaining cheese and enchilada sauce.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes at 375 

Time Savers
Start a habit of keeping browned hamburger frozen in your freezer. Then on busy nights all you need to do is thaw and proceed with recipe. Or, assemble your enchiladas the night before and store in the refrigerator. Then just warm in the oven and serve.

Suggested Sides
Black beans: Rinse and drain.  Heat and serve. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Packet of mexican rice: follow instructions on packaging.

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