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Recipe: How to Make Kid Friendly Enchiladas

Updated on October 5, 2011

Fast and Easy Enchilada Recipe

Enchiladas utilize inexpensive ingredients. A pan of enchiladas can feed the family and then some for a low cost. But not all kids are willing to eat traditional enchiladas with red or green sauce. This recipe utilizes low cost ingredients to make a cheap, easy meal children can make and enjoy.

Traditional enchiladas use corn tortillas and enchilada sauce which you can either make from scratch or buy in a bottle. They can be filled with beef, chicken, pork, or beans. This recipe uses flour tortillas mainly because they are easier to handle. They don't tear easily when rolling them.

12 flour tortillas (taco size)

1 can of condensed cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup

3 chicken breasts

1 can of green chiles

1 can of black beans

1 package of shredded jack cheese

First, cook the chicken and let it rest while you mix the other ingredients.

Open all the cans and place them in a bowl. Mix them up. Then dice the cooked chicken and mix in the bowl.

Take a large spoonful of the mixture and place in a tortilla. Gently roll and place in a baking dish. Pyrex works nicely for this. Repeat this step until the baking dish is filled with enchiladas. Pour the remaining mixture over the enchiladas.

Top the enchiladas with as much cheese as you like.

At this stage, you can freeze or refrigerate the enchiladas for later use. This meal is a great one to make a double portion, and then reserve the latter half for another day.

Place the enchiladas in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Once the enchiladas are out of the oven, serve them with some tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream.

Enchiladas with Carnitas or Beef or Vegetarian

You can make the enchiladas recipe above with any kind of meat–or without meat at all.

If you plan to make them with carnitas, I recommend this recipe for crock pot pulled pork. Use the pulled pork as the filling for the enchiladas.

For ground beef, brown a pound of ground beef with a tsp. of salt, a tsp. of garlic powder, and a tsp. of cumin. Or use plain ground beef. It will still taste great.

Vegetarians can make this recipe without any meat or can replace the meat with a substitute. Sorry, vegans, this recipe is probably not for you.


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