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A basic enchilada recipe with homemade enchilada sauce.

Enchiladas



I haven’t done a “Bad Photo Sunday” in quite awhile, but this one is bringing it back!! I actually wouldn’t have even bothered posting about these enchiladas, but they make me one cookbook closer to completing my Cookbook Project, and I didn’t want to have to scramble to make another recipe from this cookbook.

These enchiladas require you to make your own enchilada sauce. This was the first time I have ever done this – I usually used the canned stuff – and I probably won’t try it again, at least from this recipe. It wasn’t that it was bad, but it just wasn’t good enough for the effort. We love enchiladas in every shape and form at our house, so these definitely were good enough to eat for dinner, but I do think there are better recipes out there.

Now only 4 more cookbooks to go to complete my goal for the year!!



Enchiladas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Enchiladas

A basic enchilada recipe with homemade enchilada sauce.

Ingredients

  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Meat Filling
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, undrained
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (2 lb. 3 oz.) Italian tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 can (4 oz) canned chopped green chilies
  • dash ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  2. Prepare the meat filling: In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add garlic, salt and chili powder. Cook until beef is thoroughly cooked. Stir in the kidney beans, and remove from heat.
  3. Make the enchilada sauce: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. When hot, add garlic, onion and green pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the undrained tomatoes and tomato paste and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Add beef broth, the chilies, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer mixture uncovered, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened. If desired, run tomato mixture through a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  4. To assemble: Preheat oven to 350F. Place 1/3 cup of meat filling in the center of each tortilla; roll up. Arrange, seam side down, in a 13×9 inch baking dish. Pour the enchilada sauce over the tortillas; sprinkle the top with grated cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.

Notes

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/bad-photo-sunday-enchiladas/

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18 Responses to Enchiladas

  1. kat says:

    I don’t think that photo is so bad. Enchilada sauce doesn’t look too bad

  2. Mary says:

    Enchiladas are hard to photograph, but always delicious. Yours don’t look bad. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  3. Catherine Wilkinson says:

    Deb,
    The photo looks fine! What are you talkin’ about??? We are all so hard on ourselves regarding our photo skills, aren’t we?
    And I have found, from many many years and attempts, that canned enchilada sauce is best. Don’t know why, but the texture, flavor, and overall ease works best when making a big batch of enchees!
    (I’m back blogging after a long hiatus…hope you’ll visit!)

  4. Sophie says:

    Every time you say it’s a bad photo, I want to laugh because it never is :P. As for the salsa, enchilada sauce is a lot of work to make, I agree :(…I only make the sauce on special occasions, and over the years I’ve only learned to trust my grandma’s recipe :D.

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    It isn’t a bad picture… I’m drooling, anyway! Such dishes are always difficult to photograph.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. Barbara Bakes says:

    Look tasty to me! How are you feeling?

  7. HoneyB says:

    I loveeeee enchiladas! I make them myself (but make cheese ones). The sauce I make calls for a lot more oil than yours – I may try yours for a healthier version1

  8. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Not a bad picture at all – It really looks so yummy!!!

  9. Gigi says:

    The photo looks great! I love enchiladas …yummy. I think it’s time i head into the kitchen and whip up a batch.

  10. noble pig says:

    I’ve made the sauce too from scratch and it just doesn’t taste the same…and yes for the efoort, I want better. Maybe we just haven’t found the right recipe yet.

  11. KJ says:

    Enchiladas would be hard to photograph. You did a good job. I would never dream of making my own enchilada sauce. Good on you for having a go!!

  12. MeetaK says:

    bad photo? there are some things that are hard to capture and enchiladas are one of them but i think you did a good job. the recipe sounds great.

  13. Happy cook says:

    FOr me the pic looks good and the enchiladas looks super delciious.

  14. Colleen says:

    The photo is fine! And I tell myself that the worse my photos look, the better the food tastes!

  15. Grace says:

    i fully expect enchiladas to look unattractive, but that’s partly why i love them so. they’re like a burrito’s ugly step-sister. :)

  16. Megan says:

    They actually look pretty good to me!

  17. Colloquial Cook says:

    Wow ,making your on enchilada sauce! Next step, making your own tortilla! And if I may, yet again, yey for Bad Photo Sundays.

  18. Tracy says:

    If that photo is bad, then I’d have to have a “Good Photo Sunday,” because the majority of my photos are much worse than that one!

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