You can certainly make enchiladas all the way from scratch, even making your own sauce. They are delicious. But sometimes, you want something a little easier and a little quicker.
My husband and I made these super simple spicy enchiladas last week and they hit the spot!
Super Simple Spicy Enchiladas
- 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (You could substitute ground turkey if you prefer.)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chilies (we used the hot kind, but you can do mild if you prefer)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese (or cheddar if you prefer, we actually used a little of both)
- 1 can red enchilada sauce
- flour tortillas
In a skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Once browned, remove beef from pan and drain the fat. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in pan and saute diced onion until golden brown. Add chilies and stir to combine. Return ground beef to the pan and half the can of enchilada sauce. Season with cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Put half the cheese into the beef mixture and stir to combine. Spread some of the beef mixture into each flour tortilla, roll up and place seam side down into a lightly greased 9 X 13 casserole dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top of rolled enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.