Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lucky Enchiladas


Why are they lucky? Well, mostly because I didn't have to cook them. haha My parents brought over Enchiladas for the New Years and my Aunt brought over the sides. That's right, they brought all this goodness to our house! We are spoiled. :)

Even though I did not make these enchiladas, I do know the recipe. My family has been making them for years. These are not your regular enchiladas since we use flour tortillas instead of the traditional corn ones. The first time I made these for my husband he said they were not enchiladas, but more like burritos. I told him to eat his food...

Easy & Big Enchiladas
Ingredients
2 lb ground turkey, browned and crumbled (or whatever meat you want to use)
1 packet taco seasoning
1/3 cup water
2 large cans Enchilada sauce (red or green)
12 burrito tortillas, flour
3 lbs cheese, shredded (I use the pre-shredded Mexican blend or shred my own Colby Jack)- reserve 1 of theses cups of cheese to sprinkle over the top of the completed Enchiladas

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine turkey, taco seasoning and water
3. On a large plate pour some enchilada sauce, about 1 cup
4. Dip both sides of tortilla in enchilada sauce on plate
5. Place same tortilla on separate plate and fill with a little under a 1/4 lb. of meat and 1/4 lb. of cheese. There is really no science to it and I always end up having more meat leftover than cheese because I am a cheese fanatic!
6. Roll the filled tortilla up
7. Place in 9x13 baking dish
8. Repeat steps 4. thru 7. until all tortillas are filled up. It will require two 9x13 dishes for 12 enchiladas
9. Sprinkle with the 1 cup of cheese and remaining enchilada sauce
10. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden
11. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh wow! Those are huge! But they look and sound amazingly tasty :) Mexican craving: alive and kickin'!

Eftychia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks delicious. I will definately give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Suddenly I'm craving enchiladas. I hope you saved some for the rest of us!

Lizzy Do said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, LUCKY you! Homemade enchiladas that you didn't even have to make! They look fabulous...thanks for sharing the family recipe!

Mr Bunny Chow said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow, I have a constant mexicat craving and now you've just made it worse.

many thanks

Sudha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Jess,
This is my first time on your blog and really liked being here!The Enchiladas look mouth-watering and you do have a treasure trove of interesting recipes.Following you from now on - do hop over to my place sometime,would be nice to see you there:)

Leslee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YUMMY! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-) I think I need to have a cook day with your parents!!!

S.V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They are huge... I love it looks fantastic that is my kind of enchilada :)

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