Monday, April 11, 2016

Favorite Beef Enchiladas

Here's another enchilada recipe for you! Every Tuesday we have "Taco Tuesday" which just means we either have Chipotle (I love a good barbacoa bowl!) or I make a Mexican dish at home. My family really likes enchiladas and this is now my favorite beef enchilada recipe. It's simple and flavorful. You can dress it up by serving it with sliced avocado or guacamole and sour cream.

Favorite Beef Enchiladas

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1, 4.5 oz can green chilies
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1, 28 oz can mild red enchilada sauce
1, 8 count package flour tortillas, burrito size
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
1, 4.5 oz can sliced olives
1/4 cup sliced green onions
sour cream, optional
sliced avocados or guacamole, optional

Pre-heat oven to 350.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Add in the onions, bell peppers, green chilies, salt, cumin, and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Place half of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture into the center of a tortilla. Top with a handful of cheddar cheese and then roll up. Place the open edge side down in the pan. Repeat with all remaining tortillas. Top with remaining enchilada sauce, remaining cheddar cheese (if you have any left), and shredded pepper jack cheese. Cover with foil that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan, uncover, and top with olives. Place back in oven to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, uncovered. Once cheese bubbly and hot, remove and sprinkle with green onions. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving to make it easier. Serve with sour cream and avocado or guacamole if desired.

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