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How to Make Delicious and Easy Enchiladas


How to Make Delicious and Easy Enchiladas

This enchilada recipe comes from the traditional Mexican dish that is typically made with filled corn tortillas and briefly fried. It has become an extremely popular dish in the Southwest and there are various versions. Well, this recipe that we are bringing you is more of a twist on that classic dish, considered to be more of an Americanized version of enchiladas. The main difference is that the folded tortillas are baked. And the enchilada sauce in this recipe is tomato-based and consists of onion, garlic, chili powder, and cumin flavors. Topped with tasty black olives, it gives fast food a whole new meaning. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to make the easiest enchilada recipe.

Easy Enchilada Recipe


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 package enchilada sauce mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion or 1/2 cup chopped fresh onion
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped or sliced black olives


1. In a medium saucepan, prepare the enchilada sauce mix as directed on the package.

2. Brown the ground beef and onion in a pan. Drain excess fat.

3. Stir 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the meat mixture.

4. To assemble, dip each tortilla into the sauce. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture and 1 tablespoon of cheese down the center of each tortilla. Roll into thirds and place seam side down in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.

5. When all the tortillas are assembled, pour the remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with olives and extra cheese.

6. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 F oven for 20 minutes until heated through and the cheese is melted.

It's just that simple make healthy and delicious enchiladas. We know that weeknights can be hectic so you need a recipe that doesn't require a lot of time and includes very few ingredients. Serve this dish with a side salad and you have a full healthy meal at your whole family will love. Plus, this dish makes great leftovers for the next day. Looking for more easy recipes? Try our Stuffed Green Peppers or our Tater Tot Casserole, which we're certain your kids will devour!

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