Easy Enchiladas with Homemade Red Chili Sauce
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8-10
Yes, you really can make easy, gooey, delicious restaurant-style enchiladas at home, and for cheap! This recipe is great for using up leftover cooked meats. Make the red chili sauce ahead of time, and this becomes an easy, quick recipe to make on a work day. It gets even better in the fridge and also freezes well.
  • 2 cups of chopped turkey
  • 1 package of flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of homemade red chili sauce (recipe above)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings:
  • diced fresh tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced olives
  • sliced scallions or garlic scapes
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Put two cups of chopped turkey, shredded beef or pork in a mixing bowl and add ½ cup red chili sauce and ½ cup of cheddar cheese.
  3. Place ¼ cup of this mixture on to a tortilla and roll up, placing seam side down in a pyrex dish. Do this until all of the mixture is used up, this should yield 8-10 enchiladas.
  4. Using a pastry brush, "paint" the enchiladas, completely covering them with all of the sauce. If that's too much work, just ladle the sauce over the top of the enchiladas and swirl it around till they are covered!
  5. Top with remaining cheese and cover pan with foil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. When done, top with tomatoes, lettuce and olives, or scallions, garlic scapes, avocados, sour cream. Whatever you like. Or don't top them at all. They will still be awesome! And if in doubt, just add more sauce. You really can't go wrong!
I serve this with refried beans, homemade or store bought. I put them in a casserole and put a little of the red chili sauce and cheddar cheese on them. This dish winds up tasting like the authentic Mexican restaurants that I grew up with! Que magnifico!
Recipe by Frugal Foodie Moms at http://www.frugalfoodiemoms.com/easy-enchiladas-with-homemade-red-chili-sauce/