Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
I dont like the store bought red enchilada sauce, so I make my own. You can use any beans you like, black, pinto, chili or kidney. I have also left the beans out, and spread the tortilla with refried beans before adding the beef mixture. Either way is great. I like to make the sauce and beef mixture the night before, then all I have to do is assemble and bake, and its super easy. This recipe freezes well. Sometimes I like to make a double batch of the sauce, and freeze for later use.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 4 ounces green chilies, chopped
- 24 ounces tomato sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 6 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 8 large flour tortillas
- Add the onion and garlic to a large saucepan with the olive oil. Saute 5 minutes. Add the green chilis, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, pepper and salt. Bring to a low boil and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
- Saute with the ground beef and onion until cooked through. Drain. Add the beans to the beef mixture. Add 2/3 cup of the enchilada sauce to the beef mixture and stir.
- To each tortilla, add 1/2 cup ground beef mixture.
- In a 9x13 pan, add 1 cup enchilada sauce. Put the filled torillas in the baking dish seam side down. Pour the remaining sauce over the tortillas.
- Bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes covered with foil. Remove the foil and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.
These were super awesome! I did make a few changes, but I don't think they really changed the personality of the dish. We're gluten free, so I used corn tortillas and used leftover refried beans instead of canned beans. As you can see in my photo, we garnished with a roughly chopped bunch of cilantro, about 1/2 cup of cheese and 2 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped roughly. YUM!!!