I made a vegetarian version using Lightlife Smart Ground instead of the ground beef. This busy mom simplified the prep by not sauteing or boiling the veggies first. Just chopped up onion and pepper in small pieces and threw it all in. Cooked great in 5 1/2 hours. Crazy yummy! Leftover portions heated up well wrapped in foil in toaster oven too.
We really like this recipe. I just found it on here...have been making it for years from the TOH magazine. I only use one can of chili beans instead of the 2 cans listed. I think I will try to cut down on the cheese and tortillas next time as someone else mentioned. We serve it with chips (I make my own in the oven with corn tortillas) and kind of eat it like a dip!
Great base recipe! I used chicken instead, and only half the black beans called for. Substituted refried beans for the other can! Also, didn't need as many tortillas. I use 2 big ones, cut them into wedges, and layered that way! Got the calories down, WAY down! Used 1 C cheese instead of 2, so each portion (made for 4) is 325 calories! Great way to enjoy Mexican on a diet!
Bekah this recipe was a big hit, my brother even insisted on taking the leftovers home with him. I did substitute the ground beef with vegetarian Mexican flavor meatless ground meat. I am a carnivore and I couldn't tell the difference. I did not pre cook the onions & peppers. I mixed the ingredients & spices together then layered the mixture topping each layer with cheese and a whole wheat tortilla. Ending with a tortilla on top. Cooked on low for 5 hours then on keep warm for 1 hour. The enchladas were moist and very tasty. Served with Hot Salsa, Cottage cheese , tomatoes and sweet onions. Comfort food plus!
Very good! My teenage son loved it! I put in Ranch Style beans as my family does not like black beans. (I'm the only one) I also used a red bell pepper instead of green. I made the meat mixture the night before and then put it all together in the morning. I also added some left over taco sauce that needed to be used up. It made the house smell wonderful. I only ate a few bites as I am on Weight Watchers, but I think I can make this into a healthier version. Thanks Bekah for the recipe!
Very nice! I added garlic and cilantro. And topped it with sour cream and cilantro. Very flavorful. It is a nice easy meal to prepare & let it go until dinner time. Will make this again!
Delicious and easy meal, Colorboyswife! I love how pretty the layers look when you slice it, and we will definitely be making this tasty dish again, perhaps adding more cheese and a little enchilada sauce.