The thought of all that wonderful Mexican food being eaten over the weekend because of Cinco De Mayo made me want to make some myself.. I’m talking enchiladas! I decided to make it an easier recipe but using spice packs, it’s also cheaper than buying the spices that are in these packs and cans.. If I’m nothing else, I’m thrifty.
You will need:
- 1 pound lean ground beef -Substitute for Chicken, or ground turkey
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 2-3 regular sized cans of Enchilada sauce (I like a lot of sauce)
- 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 can refried Beans
- desired toppings such as; Lettuce, tomato, onion, black olives, cheese, & sour cream…
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the ground beef and onion until beef is evenly browned and onion is tender. Drain if needed and add the Taco seasoning according to the package and cook.
Once that is done add the refried beans to the meat, and mix well. Heat throughly.
Pour 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
On each flour tortilla, place an equal portion of the ground beef mixture and about 1 ounce of Cheddar cheese, reserving at least 1/2 cup of cheese. Then tightly roll the tortillas and place seam side down in the baking dish.
Pour the remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and left over meat mixture. (why waste it?)
Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and cheese is thoroughly melted. Let sit for about five to ten minutes to cool off and so the sauce soaks in and thickens.