Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Easy Enchiladas

Sunday night is family dinner night at our house. We do this so we can all sit down to a meal before the less than calm work and school week begins. This week my daughter requested one of her favorites - enchiladas. MMMMMMMMMM - Mexican comfort food. They are simple to prepare and taste wonderful. Even the leftovers (which I am enjoying right now) are delicious. I like to serve it with Cilantro Lime Rice and Corn.


Beef Enchiladas
1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup flour
4 Tablespoons chili powder
5 cups low sodium beef broth

1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce -- optional


1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic - minced

1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cumin

1- 1/12 cups grated cheddar cheese

12 corn tortillas
1 - 9x11 baking pan

For the Gravy:
Combine flour and butter in hot pan, brown slightly. Add chili powder and brown for 15 seconds. Now add broth and salt. Cook on medium heat until gravy coats the back of a spoon. Add extra seasoning if desired.

Brown meat and 1/4 cup onion, cook until the meat loses pink color. Add garlic, drain or blot fat and add salt and cumin.

To assemble dip tortilla in gravy, drain. Fill tortilla with meat mixture and sprinkle cheese. Roll up and place in large oven proof pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with additional gravy and remaining cheese.

Bake covered in a 400° oven for 10-15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely recipe. I love to visit here. Your food looks delicious and your recipes sound great. I hope you are having a good day. Blessings...Mary