I do not usually follow a recipe when I make enchiladas. I just make it however I feel like it that day. Sometimes I use beef, sometimes chicken. I sometimes put beans and rice in it and other times I do not. I never really keep track of what I have done.
But Saturday night for dinner I made a pan of enchiladas that my whole family loved. My husband thought that they were the best that I have ever made. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they were good.
I decided that I better make note of what I did. That way I can make them again and have them turn out the same. So, this post is a note to myself. I hope you enjoy it too.
I know these are not authentic. They are definitely a version done by an American. I am sure a Mexican would not be happy with my enchiladas, but they really are good, even if they are not authentic.
- 1 1/2 cups shredded jack cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 ounces of cream cheese softened (I know that this is not authentic but it made them really creamy and good)
- 1 19 ounce can of red enchilada sauce ( See note below for my homemade enchilada sauce)
- 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken
- 8 to 10 flour tortillas or gluten free tortillas
- Combine 1 cup of jack cheese, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, 3/4 cup (or so) of enchilada sauce, and chicken.
- Mix until well combined.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into a 9x13 pan and spread it around.
- Then place about 1/4 cup of filling into each tortilla shell ( I just guessed on the amount here, it may have been 1/3 cup).
- Roll up and place in pan.
- Pour the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until heated through.
My favorite homemade enchilada sauce.
For gluten free version use gluten free tortillas and read labels to make sure that your ingredients are gluten free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1165mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.