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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Beef Enchiladas

Its cinco de mayo week on the blog.... We love mexican food in general, but the fact that cinco de mayo is the hubby's birthday it is an extra reason to celebrate. So I've got a great dinner idea for you today, and later this week I'm going to share his favorite birthday cake which has something to do with tres leche.

When we go out for mexican food... I always do a search for the enchilada options on the menu. This is the first time that I have actually made them at home. Crazy right! They were amazingly easy to make and we devoured them for dinner today.

This would be a great meal for a crowd... or if you make it for two it means you will have leftovers for lunches. Extra Bonus!

Its funny because Cinco de Mayo isn't a big holiday in Mexico. I was working with a team last year that was located in Mexico, and I asked them what they do to celebrate and they said nothing really.

 Do you do anything for Cinco de Mayo? What is your favorite mexican food?

Homemade Beef Enchiladas

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded mexican cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan. Drain excess fat from the ground beef.
  3. Add a little water to the beef and add the package of taco seasoning. Stir the mixture until well mixed.
  4. In a small sauce pan mix the tomato sauce and the salsa. Heat over low heat.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of the warmed sauce to the ground beef mixture.
  6. Lay out one of the corn tortillas and fill with ground beef. Roll the tortilla up and put into the pan.
  7. Repeat this with the remaining tortillas and ground beef.
  8. Once the pan is filled with enchiladas then pour the sauce over all of them.
  9. Next sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
Recipe Source: Laura's Baking Talent

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