This is an enchilada dish I made for my grandparents when they came to visit us several years ago. They still rave about it. I have made it quite a few times since. The sour cream sauce is always a big hit.
- 32 ounces light sour cream or 32 ounces single cream
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 2 (4 ounce) canschopped green chilies (sometimes I substitute chopped jalapenos for 1 can of chiles)
- vegetable shortening
- 20 corn tortillas
- 4 -6 cups shredded cheese (I use cheddar, colby longhorn, "or" cheddar or jack)
- 1 onion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine sour cream, soup, and chilis (and/or jalapenos) in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
- When sauce is well heated, set aside.
- Tortillas (step 1): Completely, but lightly cover both sides of one tortilla with shortening (Don't be afraid to use your hands), then place the tortilla on a microwave-safe plate.
- Tortillas (step 2): Completely but lightly cover one side of the next tortilla and place it atop the first tortilla, shortening side up.
- Repeat Step 2 until all tortillas are stacked, then microwave the entire stack on high for 4-5 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- Combine shredded cheese and chopped onion in a bowl and gently mix together using your hands.
- Lightly cover the bottom of a baking dish with some of the sauce (This will prevent the tortillas from becoming stiff and chewy as they cook).
- Place a generous portion of the cheese/onion mixture onto a tortilla, then roll the tortilla like a cigar (not too tight though).
- Place into the baking dish, seam side down to prevent the enchilada from unrolling.
- Repeat until all tortillas have been stuffed, rolled, and placed into the baking dish (it may take more than one baking dish for 20 enchiladas).
- Cover the enchiladas with the sour cream sauce and any leftover cheese/onion stuffing.
- Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
OLE' Great dish! (I chose to try this dish over your Debra Jo's Favorite Cheese Enchilada because Debra Jo's already had so many rave reviews and I wanted to test your culinary abilities a little further). :-) Anyway, these were fabulous. I followed your instructions exactly except I cut back on the Jalapeno Peppers (I'm a wimp). The sauce was excellent. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dish.
WOW Mark! These enchiladas were fabulous! They were easy to prepare and I usually have all these ingredients on hand! I used cream of celery soup instead of the cream of chicken, but that was because of my own taste. I am sure it is delectable no matter what soup you use. On behalf of me and my family...we thank you for sharing a great recipe!
My family loved these enchiladas! I can see why some of the reviewers added chicken though because this sauce would be excellent on chicken enchiladas too. I may try it that way next time. The only change I made was that I sauted my onions a little beforehand. And I did add some chopped jalapenos to the sauce because we like it spicey. Delicious enchilada recipe, Mark, thanks for sharing!