Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quick and Easy Cheese Enchiladas

Enchilada is a Mexican cuisine made primarily of a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce. You can fill the Enchiladas with whatever ingredients you like like meat, cheese, vegetables, beans, or even seafood. The corn tortillas must be softened before they are rolled and baked by dipping them in the chili sauce or frying them gently in a little oil.


  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 Tsp. green chilis, chopped
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives 
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can mild enchilada sauce
  • corn tortillas
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In large pan, saute onion, garlic, beef and chilis. Stir in tomato sauce, olives and one cup cheese.
3. In small pan, warm enchilada sauce with small amount of cooking oil. Dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to soften.
4. Place spoonful of meat sauce on each tortilla and roll up and place in a greased baking pan, seam side down. Top with remaining cheese and olives (optional).
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
6. Serve with sour cream on a bed of lettuce.


  1. This recipe is quite easy and simple to do. However with the lack of oven, do you think we can still accomplish this? For some pastries and cakes, we use our slow cooker and microwave oven. :)

  2. Wow! I'm gonna try this and I'll give it to mama. Thank you for sharing! :)

  3. i want to try this without the cheezzzeee... hope the taste wont me much of a diff. :)

  4. My Mom used to prepare this for me and my Dad. She just got lazy over time. haha! This is super yummy.

  5. I love this. However, I won't include the beans as I am not a fan of those.

  6. I always go crazy for cheese and this recipe is perfect for me! I want to prepare this for the whole family next weekend. Let's see if I can do it. :)

  7. Mouthwatering! I would love to try this Cheese Enchiladas and for some reason, I like cheese better if it's part of a topping or one of the ingredients because I love how it tastes and it makes the food perfect!

  8. your post made me hungry. I will try to do this at home. yay. craving for foood na. :)

  9. not really a fan of enchiladas because they are kind of spicy for me.. but ditch the chili and it's really a nice food!! thanks for the recipe! :)

  10. i love enchiladas! sometimes we add chili powder to give it a little kick.

  11. i mean we add a little more than the usual. we like it REALLY spicy!!

  12. I didn't know that this dish is called enchiladas, until now I see this recipe. I like this a little bit less spicy.

  13. Wow! I haven't tried preparing enchiladas yet - I just might swipe this recipe and prepare one at home ;) will search for tortilla and enchilada sauce mamaya :)

  14. We love Mexican dishes, and this one haven't escape our list. I didn't realize though making it is a breeze.


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