When I was looking for an enchilada recipe I originally skipped over this one because I'm not a fan of cafeterias and the Luby's part was a turn off. But, when I couldn't find anything that looked better I decided to try it and I'm so glad I did! I live in Tex-Mex heaven and expect a lot from my Mexican food. This recipe did not disappoint. The only change I made is I browned an extra half pound of hamburger meat and made one pan filled with beef and one with cheese. Oh, and I also used half cheddar cheese and half shredded American because I love the creaminess of the American. My whole family enjoyed them!
This is the BEST!!!! Followed some ideas of using 5 dried pasilla chilies for 1 Tbs of the powder. Pasilla chilies are very mild. Remove seeds and ribs. Tear into pieces and soak in 2 cups really hot water for 1/2 hr. Added to blender with 2 Tbs of powdered Chili, 2 cloves of garlic, the tomatoes, paprika and cumin. Added 6 cups of Beef broth to the meat and then poured in the sauce. Simmer for 1 hr. I did not fry the tortillas to soften but dipped them in the sauce to soften. Put sauce in the bottom of the pan before adding the Tortillas. Also had additional 1/2 lb of hamburger cooked separately that I added to the tortillas with the cheese, onions and a little sauce to make them Beef and Cheese Enchiladas.
This is sauce is incredible. This recipe is Gluten free with corn tortillas. (Check the package!).
I was so craving these! It was a hit from the family! And, we are enchilada picky! I will be putting these in a regular rotation.
You got a winner for dinner, TRUE! Mine also made 24 too! Like last reviewer, used blender when done, Most of all, these are fun! Helpful hint when rolling tortillas from me, Put them in the microwave 20 seconds and will be EASY! THANKS! ***AS AN UPDATE, true! I did not fry them, but microwaved, rolled and baked with wholemeal tortillas...as think is ALOT healthier for me too!
Living in Ireland it is difficult getting the ingredients for mexican food. Thank you for providing a recipe with easy to obtain ingredients! You will have LOTS of chili sauce with this recipe. We make our enchiladas and freeze the rest of the sauce for another day. We also put a little sauce inside the tortilla. Sauce is also great with eggs over an english muffin for breakfast!
I made these last night!! It is the best Enchilada recipe I have ever tried, and I have tried them all, beleive me! I'm forever searching for mexican recipes that actually taste like Mexican restaraunt food, and this fits the bill! When my Hub walked in last night, he said "Mmmmm it smells like Jose Peppers", which is our fav place to eat! This does make ALOT, I had 2 pan fulls, which my friends very willingly took one pan off my hands, she called this morning to tell me how much they loved them! I did thicken it up more than directed, and also put part of the meat sauce inside the tortillas along with the cheese, then poured all the rest on top. Thanks Kim D for giving me a recipe I will use over and over!!!!!!!
This recipe is amazing. Just like the mexican restaurants but done at home for a LOT less $$$. I freeze the exta chili sauce for another round of enchiladas in th upcoming months or we have found this chili sauce is a wonderful substitute for chili for hot dawgs. The chili sauce can be used for a lot of dishes in summertime or winter. Was told this one is a keeper.
Fantastic enchiladas! I've never heard of Luby's Cafeteria before. I had some extra ground beef and wanted to do something with it so I tried this recipe. I had no idea what this would taste like and I made the recipe exactly as written. The chili sauce cooking on the stove made the whole house smell wonderful. The enchiladas were a HUGE hit, the cheese didn't run out of the enchiladas and leftovers warmed up nicely. These were such a huge hit with my three kids and husband, that I'm making them two days in a row. <br/><br/>Thanks for the sharing the recipe!
These enchiladas are very good.<br/>I have tried to make Tex-Mex enchiladas for a long time and this has been the best recipe I have made. I added 1 1/2 cups of kidney beans if you like the chili like that. <br/>This is perfect for Frito Pie or enchiladas.<br/>Also to save some calories I heated the tortilla on the microwave for 20 seconds, rolled with the cheese, heated another 20 seconds for the cheese to melt, added the chili, put in the oven for a few minutes and then add the cheese the last three minutes....they were delicious
These were good but a bit time consuming to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't have an hour to simmer so I only added three cups of beef broth instead of the eight. We all enjoyed these.