It’s Mexican night in la casa Bennett. Actually, its Mexican night almost every night at our house, but that’s what you get when you grow up in San Antonio. We could eat it every day and never get tired of it. To add a little bit of variation to our usual taco night we decided to go enchiladas! What a wonderful decision! These are so good. So easy. Who knew making your own enchilada sauce was such a cinch?
1. 1 can enchilada sauce or you can make it yourself (recipe below)
2. Flour or corn tortillas
3. 3/4 lb ground beef
4. 1 packet of Taco seasoning. Recipe for this also below.
5. 1 cup shredded mexican cheese
6. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
7. 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion
1. 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
2. 1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds crushed
3. 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
4. 1 teaspoon Cumin
5. 1 pinch of crushed red pepper (add more if you like a little spice in your life)
5. 1 can diced tomatoes
6. 1 1/2 tablespoon hot mexican chili powder
Take all the ingredients and blend in a blender or food processor.
Spread a thin layer on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish
Toast 6-7 corn or flour tortillas in a skillet until golden brown. This prevents them from turning to mush in the oven.
Brown the meat and add the taco seasoning.
Taco seasoning ingredients:
1. 1 tablespoon cumin
2. 1 tablespoon hot mexican chili powder
3. 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
4. 1 teaspoon garlic salt
Dip the tortillas in enchilada sauce. Fill each with meat, roll them and place the seam on the bottom.
Spread remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas.
Cover with cheese.
Chop cilantro and onion and add over cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
So good and it’s wonderful to have a little taste of Texas here in New York!