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Oven Enchiladas Recipe

Oven enchilada recipe

Oven Enchiladas Recipe


Speaking from my own personal experience, whenever I visit a Mexican restaurant, my eyes always gravitate towards the enchiladas on the menu. Mexican food is delicious no matter what form it comes in, but for me and for many other people, enchiladas always rank among the top of people’s lists for favorite Mexican foods.

For good reason, too! They are soft enough to reduce much of the effort that comes from trying to eat some Mexican creations, but filling enough to leave you satisfied after eating. But enchiladas do not just come in Mexican restaurants. You can make them at home, too!

Oven Enchiladas

Enchiladas are not just delicacies that are reserved for special nights out to eat. They are delicious meals that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, as well, because they are a breeze to make thanks to this recipe.

After all, when you come home from a long day of work and all of the other responsibilities that pepper your busy day, the last thing you want to do is go into your kitchen and stare down the barrel of a recipe that is over twenty steps long and consisting of over ten ingredients. It can be a hard thing to accept because not only will the cooking process take a long time, but you are also creating more work for yourself in the name of dishes.

These oven enchiladas at home keep the number of dishes you use as low as the amount of stress you will experience when cooking the meal. The recipe only requires five ingredients and takes nine steps. Obviously, you have some extra free time on your hands, you can experiment with a number of different Mexican flavors and ingredients in the enchiladas. But no matter what, the recipe, at least, will be as easy as five ingredients.

You can choose between green chili and red enchilada sauce when adding it to your tortillas of onions, cheese, and ground beef. However, just as your sauces can vary when making oven enchiladas, you also do not have to marry yourself to using ground beef in the enchiladas.

Baked Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

One of the most popular variations of this particular recipe is to cook it with baked chicken rather than ground beef. Obviously, when you are making enchiladas, you do not even have to use the meat for your protein. You can have a vegetarian enchilada or an enchilada that consists entirely of a delicious blend of congealed cheese. But if you are eyeing the idea of using meat in your enchiladas, then the baked chicken is definitely one of the best options you can explore.

From carnitas to ground beef to grilled chicken to shredded beef, the meats are plentiful for what your homemade enchiladas consist of. But the baked chicken enchiladas are one of the healthier options for meat as chicken definitely nourishes the body more than most meats tend to do.

The recipe is just an absolute breeze, though, as well. The most challenging part comes from tucking the tortilla once it is filled with your ingredients, but even that can be finished in only a few minutes before they are ready to be placed in the oven. For homemade cooking, it does not get better than enchiladas and if you follow this recipe, it will taste like you are dining at your favorite Mexican restaurant!

Not to mention, the recipe is so efficient and easy to achieve in just a few short minutes, that you are not going to have to worry about doing an entire slew of dishes once you finish cooking. The entire recipe is about making dinner as easy as possible, without sacrificing any of the delicious taste or important nutrition.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Easy Mexican Lasagna and our Oniony Beefy Nachos.

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Baked Enchiladas

Oven Enchiladas

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium-sized yellow onions, chopped
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 216 ounce cans green chili or red enchilada sauce


1. In a skillet-brown ground beef, drain off drippings.

2. Heat tortillas in nonstick pan to make them flexible.

3. Fill each tortilla with browned beef, topped with onion.

4. Roll up, tuck in sides and continue rolling.

5. Place side by side on a baking sheet with sides.

6. Sprinkle cheese over top of filled enchiladas.

7. Pour sauce over top.

8. Cover with aluminum foil.

9. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: oven enchiladas, baked chicken enchiladas recipe

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