Recipe by Koriander
This is my mother-in-law's life-long recipe and they're great! Ratio is 1 to 1. Also, this is a good fundamental recipe that can be modified to suit personal preferences; such as adding diced green chiles, chicken, additional spiciness, etc. If you don't like to roll (rather messy), you can alternately layer the tortillas and mixture in a casserole dish.
- 1 dozen tortilla
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 (4 ounce) can black olives, chopped
- 1 bunch green onion, chopped including tops
- 1 lb medium cheddar, grated
- 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce (larger can is okay)
- 16 ounces sour cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown ground beef in skillet and drain excess grease - set aside.
- Mix together olives, green onions, and 2/3 of the cheese - set aside.
- Wrap about 6 tortillas in a damp (not too wet) kitchen towel.
- Heat the tortillas in a microwave, high, for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. This will make them soft for rolling.
- Now create an assembly line - 1) tortillas; 2) place enchilada sauce in a pie pan about 1 inch deep; 3) ground beef; 4) olive, green onion, cheese mixture; 5) 9x12 casserole dish; 6) one plate on which to roll the enchiladas.
- Spoon just enough enchilada sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Place one tortilla in the enchilada sauce, flip to cover both sides - place it on your rolling plate.
- In middle of tortilla, add a strand of ground beef and olive/green onion/cheese mixture.
- Roll and place in casserole dish with fold side down. Keep going until all tortillas are gone.
- Add remaining sauce and cheese across the top.
- Bake at 420 for 20 minutes.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.