Mexican food… ahh, Mexican food.  I just simply do not get bored of eating it! Tacos, nachos, burritos, fajitas, and enchiladas.  There are several recipes for enchiladas, but this one is my absolute favorite one.  Beef enchiladas with something extra… a homemade enchilada sauce!

Just look at that gooey, melted cheese in the photo above!!  *drools*

Okay, Courtney, seriously, let’s concentrate on the recipe here! Preparing your own enchilada sauce is super easy! It only takes fifteen-twenty minutes and a few of ingredients I trust you already have on hand.

 These beef enchiladas are stuffed with a delicious beef, bean, and chili mixture, covered in a delicious homemade sauce and smothered in gooey cheese!


Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients

2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 yellow onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1.5 lbs ground beef
1/4 tsp salt  
1/2 tsp pepper
1 oz can diced mild green chiles
One can (15 oz) Goya black beans 
10 flour tortillas
3 C Mexican-blend shredded cheese
 1 can enchilada sauce; I used the brand El Paso or 1 batch homemade red enchilada sauce 
Dried cilantro for garnish 

Directions

If you're making homemade enchilada sauce, make it first.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining it with foil or parchment paper and grease it with non-stick cooking spray 

Pour a few drops of the oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat and wait about a minute for the oil to get hot. Next, combine the ground beef and crumble (If you have one, use a potato masher to make it easier). Once ground beef is about halfway cooked, combine the onion, garlic, and green chiles and saute for three-six minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the beef mixture.

To assemble the enchiladas, spread a few tablespoons of the enchilada sauce over the tortilla. Add beans in a line down the middle of the tortilla, then add a spoonful of the beef mixture, drizzle some more enchilada sauce over the meat, then add one-third of a cup of cheese. Roll up tortilla and place in your previously prepared greased 9 x 13" baking pan. Continue with remaining tortillas. Cover the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.

Bake for twenty minutes, broiling the last few minutes if you want the cheese to be a more golden brown. Top it with chopped cilantro and green onions.

Court's cooking notes** you could simply change out ground turkey, diced chicken, pre-cooked shredded chicken or all beans for the beef in this recipe.


Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients

2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
2 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 C vegetable stock or chicken

Instructions

Heat oil in a small/medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Combine the flour and whisk together over the heat for one minute. Mix in the remaining seasonings (chili powder through cayenne pepper). Then slowly add the stock, continuously whisking to reduce lumps. Reduce to low heat and simmer for ten-fifteen minutes until thickened.

Use immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks

Source The Chunky Chef

Published by Court's Cooking Blog