Thursday, July 12, 2012

Recipe: Beefy Cheese Enchiladas

For the past two weeks, we have been busy at our church getting ready for Vacation Bible School.  It has been a lot of work which has really left me with zero time to grocery shop so I have been cooking out of my pantry.  Well, I was down to bare bones and only had cheese, flour tortillas, enchilada sauce and some ground beef.  It is no surprise that my family and I love Mexican food so I quickly threw these cheese enchiladas together and they were so good that my family devoured the entire pan in no time.  The addition of the beef sauce on top of the enchiladas really made them taste so much better.

This is a super simple and easy throw together recipe and you can use what you have on hand.  Instead of flour tortillas, use corn if you have them.  If you don't have ground beef, make it vegetarian and just use the enchilada sauce.  Use whatever cheese you have on hand.  If you do use the bigger burrito size tortillas, I would add more cheese to make sure they are super cheesy.  You could also add onions or chilies.  This recipe can be customized to your family's liking. 


Beefy Cheese Enchiladas

by Wende Rickett
  • 4 cups cheese, shredded (I used cheddar and jack)
  • 2 cans red enchilada sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • tortillas, any size (I used fajita size flour)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of cheese and set aside.
  4. Add beef to a medium size sauce pan and cook until browned.
  5. Drain off any fat from the beef and add one can of the enchilada sauce.
  6. Cook the sauce on medium, stirring occasionally.
  7. Heat the tortillas up in the microwave until they are soft.
  8. Laying a tortilla flat and using the additional can of sauce, add 2 tablespoons of the enchilada sauce to the tortilla, making sure to spread it over most of the surface.
  9. Add about 1/4 cup of the cheese to the tortilla.
  10. Roll up the tortilla and place in prepared pan.
  11. Once all of the tortillas have been rolled, spoon a little of the additional sauce over the top of each enchilada. If you have any of the additional sauce left over, add it to the beef sauce.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  13. Remove the enchiladas from the oven.
  14. Pour the beef sauce over the enchiladas.
  15. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top.
  16. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  17. Remove the pan from the oven and serve.
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  1. Hi Wende! Visiting from Happy Hour Projects. I love me some enchiladas! These look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    If you get a chance Id love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. it just opened!

  2. Oh wow that looks insanely yummy! A new follower, please stop by anytime and follow if you'd like!

    Warmest Regards,

  3. Awesome recipe, one of my favorite ways to have Enchilada's. Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen