Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
www.TopSecretRecipes.com Copy Cat Recipe. I received a ton from my mom.. Here's another...I haven't adjusted anything :O) On some I had to guess on the time and servings if I haven't tried them.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 (30 ounce) can refried beans
- 1⁄4 onion, diced
- 1 (14 ounce) can enchilada sauce (La Victoria)
- 2 1⁄2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 (2 ounce) can black olives, sliced
- 10 -12 flour tortillas (10 or 12-inch 1 pkg)
- Slowly brown the ground beef in a skillet using a wooden spoon or spatula to separate the beef into pea-sized pieces. Add the salt, chili powder, and minced onion. With a mixer, or potato masher, beat the refried beans until smooth. Heat beans in small saucepan or in microwave.
- Warm tortillas all at once in a covered container, or wrapped in moist towel in microwave. Set on high for 40 seconds or warm individually in skillet for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Spoon 3 tbsp of beef into the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle on 1/2 tsp diced fresh onion. Add 1/3 cup refried beans. Fold sides of each tortilla over the beans. Place tortilla onto a plate. Spoon 3 tbsps enchilada sauce over the top of the tortilla. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup cheese. Garnish with black olives.
- Recipe from Todd Wilbur's book Top Secret Recipes.
Everyone loved this recipe! I used taco seasoning mix instead of the flour and seasonings and I topped the enchirito with chopped onions.........also used 1/2 cup chopped onion with the beef. I've never had this at Taco Bell so I don't know what there"s tastes like but I love canned enchilada sauce unlike some of the reviewers.
I liked this recipe a lot and I think it is certainly very close to the Taco Bell version. I did make the following changes: I used a packet of taco seasoning for the meat(instead of the salt, chili powder, onion flakes) and after cooking, added the beans right to the meat mixture. The enchilada sauce that I like to use is La Victoria. Thanks Swede16tc for posting!
I use this recipe if I'm in a hurry. but Todd Wilbur's "New Improved" recipe (Taco' Bell's Enchiritos #102163) creates the proper texture and is a closer approximation of the meat flavor. I agree with Chef #386324 that the canned enchilda sauce just doesn't compare to TB red sauce, but I'm not sure what Chef was looking at? Ingredient statement from Taco bell Red Sauce (first four ingredients) Water, Paprika, Modified Food Starch, Salt.... Taco bell Hot Sauce Packet ingredients(First four ingredients) Water, Tomato Paste, Jalapeno Peppers, Vinegar..