Easy Enchiladas

With Holy Guacamole such a hit,  I’ve decided to follow-up with a mexican encore that complements the savory guac recipe (or vice versa?). I’m referring to none other than Easy Enchiladas,  a great and delicious mid-week dinner that leaves you left-overs (for an extra night) and is light on clean-up.  For full disclosure, this dish is relatively healthy but not perfect as it requires pre-made flour tortillas and canned enchilada sauce. Having said that, it’s a big step up from eating out, which is the goal of this blog.

You’ll be baking the enchiladas, which makes this an ideal dish for dinner parties (you can fit more in the oven than on frying pan).

Recipe

Serving Size (2-4 people, 8 enchiladas)

Estimated time: 35 minutes (10 minutes sautéing, 5 minutes preparation, 20 minutes baking)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning (I use a huge bottle of McCormick from Costco that’s lasted me years)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas (I use Old El Paso)
  • 10 oz can enchilada sauce (Old El Paso)
  • 1/2 cup, low/reduced fat shredded mexican cheese

What You’ll Need:

  • frying pan
  • rectangular baking pan
  • aluminum foil

Directions:

  1. preheat oven to 375 F
  2. pour oil into a hot pan and sauté ground meat on medium heat until browned (not pink)
  3. drain any visible fat
  4. add taco seasoning and water, cooking and stirring until the water is reduced
  5. prepare the baking pan by placing aluminum foil in it and spraying with PAM or some type of non-stick spray
  6. fill each tortilla with about 2-3 tablespoons of ground beef, a small amount of enchilada sauce and a little bit of cheese. the amount is to your discretion, but remember that you’ll be adding more to the top and you only have a finite amount of these ingredients
  7. roll each tortilla into a cylinder, tucking in one edge under the other
  8. place the enchiladas next to one another and pour remaining enchilada sauce over them
  9. pour cheese on top of enchiladas/sauce (don’t go crazy, or you start to lose some of the health benefits)
  10. cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes
  11. serve with Holy Guacamole on the side and/or pico de gallo on top
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One Comment on “Easy Enchiladas”

  1. Kuldip Luthra says:

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