Baked Cheese Enchiladas

I LOVE cheese! And I also love Mexican food. This recipe is SO easy and simple. You can even customize it quite a bit depending on your likes and dislikes.

 

I found this recipe on tastesbetterfromscratch.com :

Ingredients
  • 12-14 white corn tortillas
  • 5-6 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20 ounces red enchilada sauce 
  • 1 cup cabbage , thinly shredded
  • 1 roma tomato , diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese , for topping (optional)
  • sour cream , for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Warm corn tortillas on a hot skillet for a few seconds in each side.

  3. Pour 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13” pan. Fill each corn tortilla with a handful of cheese (reserving about 1/2 cup for sprinkling over the top, at the end).

  4. Roll tightly, and place seam side down in the pan. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with shredded cabbage, cotija cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream.

  6. Serve with a side of Mexican Rice

  7.  

*As you can see, I left off basically all of the toppings because I am a picky eater (I’m working on getting better).

I’ve made this recipe many times and when making it for others I have left on the toppings. One other thing that I love to add is meat. I add ground turkey (that I have browned and seasoned with taco seasoning packets). And I put the meat in with the cheese while rolling up the tortillas.

The red enchilada sauce that I like to use is:

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It has a bit of a spice to it but nothing out of control or that will have you reaching for your water glass.

 

Last night when I made the dish, I tried a different kind of tortilla. I used H-E-B Mixla tortillas. They are a corn & flour blend (super delicious).

I also like to use a block of cheese and then grate it, rather than using prepackaged shredded cheese. Something about freshly grated cheese tastes so much better to me.

Enjoy!

 

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