8.20.2007

The Easiest Beef Enchiladas

Ok, so I get cravings for Mexican food a lot! I always crave enchiladas because they're like tacos that you have to eat with a fork. My husband has never had an enchilada before last night (even though I ALWAYS order them at restaurants, especially at La Charreada, yum!). He surprisingly enough, really like them!

Patty's Easy Enchiladas

1/2 lb ground beef
1 12 - 15 oz can black beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 - 6 fajita size flour tortillas
1 small can of store brand enchilada sauce
1/4 cup salsa verde
1 Tbsp Chili powder
1 Tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 cup of grated cheese, any kind is fine
Greased or buttered 9x12 glass baking dish (make more enchiladas if you want to use a larger baking dish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.

Saute onions in large non-stick pan over medium heat until clear. Add beef to pan and brown. Drain the can of beans and rinse, pour half the beans into the pan, smash the rest of the beans in the can with a fork. Then pour the rest of the beans into the pan. Add chili powder, cumin, salsa verde, coriander, salt & pepper to the pan. Cook until all is heated through and it is thoroughly mixed.

Fill flour tortillas with even amounts of the beef & bean mixture. Roll them up and put them seam down into the glass baking dish. Pour the can of enchilada sauce (you may need two cans if you're making a HUGE dish of enchiladas) over the tortillas, coating all of them evenly. The sauce will go to the bottom of the pan and bubble up, yum! Top with ALL of the cheese, cover with foil and put into the oven for 20 minutes.

Take off the foil and return to oven for another 10 minutes. Let cool and serve warm.

Patty's suggested toppings: salsa, green onions, lettuce, more cheese, refried beans.

Yummy! Everyone should try this one, it'll give you a good excuse to make some homemade take-out! Fabulous, easy and cheap, just the way that food is supposed to be!

PSH

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