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How to Make Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a Mexican staple that can be made with chicken, beef, or cheese. This easy recipe makes a tasty and satisfying meal.


  • Step 1: Brown the meat Brown ground beef in a nonstick skillet, or cube the chicken and brown it in vegetable oil.
  • Step 2: Mix the filling Drain the meat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add half the enchilada sauce and half the cheese.
  • TIP: Add chiles and 1 cup sour cream if you're using these ingredients.
  • Step 3: Prepare the tortillas Heat the tortillas in an oven or microwave.
  • Step 4: Fill the enchiladas Spread enchilada sauce on the bottom of a rectangular baking dish. Spoon filling on the tortillas and roll them up.
  • Step 5: Bake Top with the remaining enchilada sauce and cheese and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated, 350-degree oven.
  • Step 6: Serve Top with sour cream to taste, if desired, and serve the enchiladas while they're hot.
  • FACT: Did you know? The expression 'the big enchilada' was popularized when advisors to Richard Nixon were heard using it on the Watergate tapes.

You Will Need

  • 1.0 lb boneless chicken or ground beef
  • Vegetable oil
  • A mixing bowl
  • 1.5 c enchilada sauce
  • 1.0 c grated cheddar and Monterey
  • Jack cheeses
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • A rectangular baking dish
  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles
  • 2.0 c sour cream
  • divided

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