September 22, 2015

Easy Beef Enchiladas

These easy enchiladas are a week night must.  In fact, you probably have all the ingredients right now.

1 lb ground beef
1 can of rotel
onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
19 oz can red enchilada sauce
1 1/2 cups of mexican cheese (I used a mexican blend)
10-12 small flour tortillas*
mexican seasonings**

In a skillet, start browning your meat with your favorite mexican seasonings.  I make my own blend but your can use to packets also.  Add onion, bell pepper and rotel and cook until veggies are tender and meat is nice and brown.  Add about a 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese into the meat mixture.  This helps to meld everything into a nice filling.  It should look like this...

Spread some enchilada sauce on bottom of pan.  Next, place 2 tablespoons of filling into tortilla.  Add more cheese if you want.  In fact, personalize to your liking by adding jalapenos, cheese, olives etc...  Roll up and place in pan seam side down.  Repeat until all filling is gone and top with more shredded cheese and green onions and/or cilantro.  


 Do you see the little fingers trying to grab an enchilada?  Someone can't wait until they're cooked! Place in 350° oven until hot and cheese is melted and golden.  Serve with spanish rice, black beans, avocado slices and a dollop of sour cream.  Eat and enjoy!

 * you can use corn tortillas instead of flour tortialls
** For the mexican seasonings, I use salt, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, chili powder and dried oregano.  I'm sorry I don't measure what I use.  Just taste as you go and adjust accordingly.

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