Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Best Enchiladas

Pin It Now! Yes you read that recipe title correct.  The best.  As good as if not better than most restaurants.  Mr. Wright said these were the best enchiladas he has ever had.  EVER.  Which means I will be happily employed and have job security for life.  WOOHOO!  Please try these and after eating them first thank Ree Drummond for the recipe and then you can thank me for taste testing the recipe and insisting you try it too.

Prep Time: 1 Hour30 MinutesCook Time: 20 MinutesDifficulty: EasyServings: 6



  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil

  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Enchilada Or Red Sauce

  • 2 cups Chicken Broth

  • ½ teaspoons Salt

  • ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper

  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro

  • _____


  • 1-½ pound Ground Beef

  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced

  • 2 cans (4 Ounce) Diced Green Chilies

  • ½ teaspoons Salt

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  • 10 whole (to 14) Corn Tortillas

  • ½ cups Canola Oil

  • _____


  • 3 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

  • ½ cups Chopped Black Olives

  • 1 cup Chopped Green Onions

  • ½ cups Chopped Cilantro

Preparation Instructions

Step #1 – The Sauce
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add oil and flour and whisk together to make a paste, cooking for one minute. Pour in the red sauce, chicken broth, cilantro, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes.

Step #2 – The Meat
Brown the meat with onions in a skillet. Drain off fat. Stir in 2 cans diced green chilies and seasoned salt. Set aside.

Step #3 – Tortillas
Heat canola oil in a small skillet over medium heat. One by one, using tongs, fry tortillas in oil until soft, not crisp – about 30 seconds per side. Remove to a paper—towel lined plate. Repeat until all tortillas have been fried.

Step #4 – Assembly
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour ½ cup red sauce in bottom of baking pan. Spread to even out. Dip each tortilla into red sauce, then remove to work surface. Spoon meat, a little grated cheese, a little black olives, and green onions in the center of tortilla. Roll up and place, seam down, in baking pan. Repeat until pan is filled. Pour extra red sauce over enchiladas. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle cilantro over enchiladas before serving.

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