Monday, March 24, 2014

Our Best Bites Beef Enchilada with Red Sauce

Our Best Bites Beef Enchiladas with Red Sauce
So I made these easy enchiladas the other night, but I didn't count how many tortillas I had, so we had enchilada casserole rather than regular enchiladas.  This was tasty, and not super high in calories, only 309 calories for 1/12 of the pan.  The boys liked these better than Aaron and I did, we gave it a 7, and Owen gave it an 8, and Noah a 9.  This was filling and not too much work, so it was a great meal over all.  Here's what I did.

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 4 oz can diced green chilies
1 T chili powder
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t coriander
1/2 t oregano
salt to taste
1/2 c sour cream
1 lime, juiced
4 c pepper jack cheese, grated
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
6 corn tortillas
14 oz red enchilada sauce (more or less to taste)

Tear up tortillas and dip them in the enchilada sauce.  Layer some on the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  Preheat the oven to 350.  Brown beef, then add the onion and spices and salt to taste.  Cook until onion is softened and meat is brown.  Remove the pan from the heat, mix in the lime juice, sour cream, cilantro, tomato sauce, and 1 c of the pepper jack cheese.  Place that over the tortilla layer, then add some more tortillas to the top.  Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas, then put the cheese over the top and bake for about 25 minutes.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. I have made some enchiladas like this before, but not with the lime juice or cilantro, so will have to try them. Love mom