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Simple Killer Enchiladas

Updated on June 15, 2009


2 cans Tomato Paste                           ½ tsp Cumin

1 quart Water                                      12 Corn Tortillas

2 cloves Garlic (minced)                      5 tsp Chili Powder

3 tsp Adobo (optional)                         ½ cup Chopped Green Onions

1 can petite diced tomatoes (drained)

1 lb lean ground beef or ground chicken

2 cups Shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack Cheese


 In a saucepan, combine tomato paste, tomatoes, water, garlic, chili powder and cumin.  Simmer for 20 minutes.


Over medium heat cook tortillas in about ¼ inch oil; just until softened. Drain on paper towel. While warm sprinkle each tortilla with ¼ tsp of Adobo and rub it into the tortilla with the back of a tablespoon. (this step is optional)

* It isn't absolutely necessary to use oil to heat the tortillas.  You can use spray or a bare heated pan.  Be aware!  If you heat tortillas without oil, heat one side for a few seconds, flip over and heat the other side a few seconds.  If you leave it more than a few seconds it will scorch.  You may have to flip it more than once.  You can tell by touch when it is soft and heated.



In a skillet brown the meat along with the onions.  Pour off fat.  Stir in 1½ cups cheese and 1cup sauce.  Spoon 1½ cups sauce over bottom of 1 or 2 shallow baking pan/s.  Spoon beef mixture down the middle of each tortilla and roll tortilla around filling.  Place into pan seam side down.  Pour remaining sauce over tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

This recipe is quick and simple and sure to please!

If your family loves Mexican food, they will love these Simple Killer Enchiladas! 



Serving Suggestions

 A salad is an ideal addition to your Simple Killer Enchiladas.  Add shredded cheese to your usual salad fixings and crispy tortilla chips for added crunch appeal.  Salsa can be used as your salad dressing.

Canned refried beans can be mixed with salsa for a popular side dish.  Heat and top with thinly shredded cheese.  Eat with a spoon or dip tortilla chips into the mixture.

Another simple addition everyone loves is tortilla chips with nacho cheese sauce.  Simply buy a jar of nacho cheese sause, warm it in the microwave and serve in small bowls along side the tortilla chips.  If your family so desires you can put out small bowls of mild and hot salsa for chip dipping.



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