Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Friend's ad family have been begging me to publish this recipe forever. It has always been my most requested recipe. So, for everyone dying to get your hands on it, here it is!!!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped
- 1 tomatoes, diced
- 5 ounces taco seasoning
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lb butter
- 20 -25 corn tortillas
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into small strips
- 24 ounces enchilada sauce
- 4 cups shredded mexican cheese
- Brown ground beef in a large skillet.
- Add onion, tomato, taco seasoning, and 1/2 cup water.
- Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add chopped cilantro.
- Set meat mixture aside.
- In a small skillet melt a tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
- Add tortillas one at a time cooking a few seconds on each side.
- You want your tortillas to be wet and flimsy.
- Continue this with all the tortillas melting more butter when needed.
- Now we are ready to assemble.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay tortilla flat.
- Place a spoonful of meat mixture in the middle spreading it longways down the middle of the tortilla.
- Place a strip of Velveeta on top of the meat mix.
- Fold sides of tortilla over the cheese and flip over so the enchilada is resting on its seam.
- Continue this using all of your ingredients.
- Make sure to place your enchiladas side by side in the pan and do not overfill.
- Top with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
- Cover with foil.
- Bake 20 minute.
- Remove foil and bake 10 minute.
- TIPS- you can make this recipe with beef or shredded chicken. You can find the packaged taco seasoning next to the packaged gravy mixes. One package will be fine. The enchilada sauce is on the Mexican isle. I like to use the medium heat.
This is one of those once in a lifetime recipes. A true "to die for". I say this because it's a heart attack worth waiting for! Ya only willingly do it ONCE. It's a fantastic recipe true that. My goodness the time, energy and fat content was enough to say-never a"gain". ;) From start to finish I believe I was @ a total of 2 1/2-3hrs. I used shredded chicken and blk beans in place of beef. If ever my family & I have these yummy yummy enchiladas again, I'm inviting the lovely Chef Vitoria #2 to whip them up for us. Great recipe; a real gut buster ;)
I served this to family & friends and even my 4-year old grandaughter. Everyone loved it! Great recipe and very easy to make. I didn't have any fresh cilantro, but I did have some dried and it worked out ok.
I have been making enchiladas for years and so I thought I would try a new recipe. This is totally different from my own. It was really good. The only change I made was the cheese. I used colby inside and mexican blend grated on the outside. Thank you for a new recipe I will make again. oh yeah, I almost forgot instead of frying tortillas I buttered each in a stack and nuked for 3 minutes. I also got 40 enchiladas from this recipe.