Luby's Cafeteria Cheese Enchiladas With Chili Sauce

"This recipe comes from Luby's Cafeteria 50th Anniversary Cookbook and is one of their most requested recipes. If you like Tex-Mex, these are a must try! Serve with Spanish rice and refried beans."
 
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Luby's Cafeteria Cheese Enchiladas With Chili Sauce created by lisajostep
Ready In:
1hr 45mins
Ingredients:
18
Serves:
8
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directions

  • To make sauce, brown ground beef in a large saucepan or Dutch oven along with the onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Drain meat on paper towels.
  • Return meat to saucepan and add broth, tomatoes, chili powder, paprika and cumin.
  • Mix well, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for one hour.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  • Gradually add the cornstarch mixture to the chili sauce, stirring constantly.
  • Continue cooking sauce for about 5 more minutes.
  • For enchiladas, heat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat about 1/2-inch vegetable oil in a small skillet, until hot but not smoking.
  • Quickly fry each tortilla in hot oil to soften, about 2-4 seconds on each side; drain on paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine Cheddar cheese and onions.
  • Mix well.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup cheese mixture down the center of each warm tortilla.
  • Roll up and place seam side down into two 11X7-inch baking dishes.
  • Top enchiladas with chili sauce.
  • Cover each dish with foil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until hot.
  • Remove foil.
  • Sprinkle with american cheese and continue baking 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

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  1. Christina T.
    I have made this recipe many times and it always comes out perfect. I only add a little more seasoning. This makes A LOT, so I half the recipe and I can still get 24 enchiladas. Now everyone asks me to make it.
     
  2. lebenrue
    This recipe is great! The chili sauce is what makes it fantastic. I make a full recipe of chili sauce and freeze half for later for chili dogs (recommendation from another reviewer) but make only 1/2 the enchiladas. I use soft tortillas so I don’t need to fry them. I also sauté the onions and let them cool before adding to the shredded cheese. This is my favorite Mexican recipe!
     
  3. Janet G.
    Disregard this question please delete
     
  4. rtle_Dallas
    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.
     
  5. butter69
    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!
     

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