Recipe by mvillar3
I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley so let's just say Mexican food is my forte! After watching my mom make enchiladas, I had to learn so that I could feed myself during college! These are the best ever! Hope you enjoy! These are simple to make and do not require many ingredients and of course they are fantastic! No special enchilada sauce required =]
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 serrano peppers
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 3 tablespoons cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper (regular black pepper)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 (15 ounce) cans Wolf brand chili
- Mexican blend cheese
- corn tortilla
- vegetable oil (eye it) or olive oil (eye it)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preparing the Meat.
- Place ground beef in skillet and brown all the way.
- Add the water and fill just until the meat is covered by the water, add in cumin, four slices of the bell pepper, cut about four rings from the onion and add in, garlic salt, salt, pepper, 1/2 can of tomato sauce only, and serrano peppers.
- Cover the pan and let cook for 20-30 minutes until most of the water has evaporated and the onion and bell peppers are cooked and soft. The longer it cooks the better the meat will taste.
- Preparing the tortillas.
- While the meat is cooking you can begin preparing the tortillas for the enchiladas.
- In a small skillet pour about 2 tablespoons oil and heat on medium, place in 1 corn tortilla at a time for about 5 seconds on each side, the idea is just to get them wet and soft.
- Make sure to have a plate covered with a napkin on the bottom close to the stove, upon removing the tortilla place on top of the plate, the napkin on the bottom will absorb the extra oil. Keep repeating this until you are done with the tortillas and stack them on top of each other.
- Let cool until the meat is done.
- Preparing the Enchilada.
- Heat up the chili until it is hot.
- In a deep baking pan (13") place tortilla, fill with about 1 tablespoon of meat and roll the tortilla into a little taco, repeat process until you are done with all the meat and tortillas. Fill to your desire and for those of you who don't like meat just replace meat with grated cheese. Make sure to fill the entire bottom of the pan.
- Once the bottom is filled with the rolled tacos pour chili on top of them until every single one is covered and soaking with chili.
- Next add grated cheese on top of the chili enchilada and again make sure to cover entire bottom layer . Begin stacking the rest of the tacos on top of the first layer and repeat process until you are done.
- Next place the baking pan/tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted on top.
- Let cool and begin serving enjoy!