Saturday, September 5, 2015

Easy Cheese Enchiladas

Easy Cheese Enchiladas - these enchiladas are extra cheesy and ridiculously simple! They are perfect for a quick weeknight, or meatless Monday meal.

Easy Cheese Enchiladas - these enchiladas are extra cheesy and ridiculously simple! They are perfect for a quick weeknight, or meatless Monday meal.


Oh, my stars! Do you see that dish of cheesy goodness right there?  I mean, look at it! Sooooo cheesy and yummy, and (say what?) Mexican! 

Yes, my darling foodies, with the rain blowing in this week, it meant no grilling for Kevin, so this girl is back in the kitchen, and in control of what is hitting our dinner table, and you knowwwwwwwww if I am in control, Mexican food is going to make an appearance ASAP! I mean, there has been a serious lack of Mexican inspired food on this blog since, well it has been a long longggg time. Too long in my mind, probably not long enough in Kevin's. All I have to say to that is 


Last week I made my Authentic Homemade Red Chile Enchilada Sauce. I was over the moon excited with how it came out because it has been something I have wanted to make and share with you for a long time. Being a Pacific Northwest transplant via Southern California, I have come to love, and get a bit obsessed with at times, salmon, clams, crab, halibut, and all of the gorgeous seafood that I didn't have access to before I moved. However, my heart is always drawn, first and foremost, to the fabulous flavors of Mexico. I grew up on them, and ate them nearly every day for, oh good Lord, for a long long time. 




Now I live in Western Washington and, though I have learned to love the offerings of the area, my little heart craves the flavors I grew up on. Of course, finding "real" Mexican food here is just about impossible! 

I say "just about" because I have not tried any restaurants in Seattle yet. But with my other half's lack of enthusiasm for that cuisine (I still wonder what is wrong with this man), there is no freakin' way that I am going to get him to drive an hour and a half so I can find the best chile relleno, or carne asada *sigh* 

But that is OK because it just spurs me on to create my own recipes, so no driving, no parking, just good Mexican food that he has to eat. Hehe that is my silver lining to the situation.

And, again, he loved these enchiladas. 

I am beginning to think he complains just to complain, 

or to drive me nuts,

It is kinda like living with my kids again. Only he does the dishes without me having to give him an allowance. 




Yield: 4 servings

Easy Cheese Enchiladas

Easy Cheese Enchiladas - these enchiladas are extra cheesy and ridiculously simple! They are perfect for a quick weeknight, or meatless Monday meal.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 8 soft corn tortillas (I used Old El Paso Soft Corn Tortillas)* See Chef's Notes
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar/jack cheese
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans Enchilada sauce, or use my homemade enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 3 green onion, sliced (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of a casserole dish.
  3. Place 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, and 1 tablespoon of the chopped onion, down the middle of a corn tortilla, and roll it up. Place into the baking dish seam side down. Continue with the remaining 7 corn tortillas.
  4. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, topped with chopped cilantro, and green onions.
Chef's Notes
  1. Using the soft corn tortillas is what makes this recipe super easy. There is no need to heat the tortillas in oil to make them pliable. If you can not find the soft corn tortillas you can substitute small flour tortillas.
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48 comments:

  1. I would love these! But I always have to thoroughly cook the onion before putting it in anything, even something that is going to be baked. I seem to be allergic to raw, but not cooked, onion. These look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Jean! Yes, I have heard a few people tell me they are sensitive to raw oion. You could just saute them in a little olive oil before you assemble the enchilladas.

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    2. Many foods look tasty but I cannot eat if I don't know what there are in food, because I have an allergy. This problem is very vivid nowadays, you can make sure from http://stopallergyguide.com/ but I'd like to note that this information helped me with my problem :)

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  2. Hahhaa, I am with you on being control in the kitch with Mexican food!! YUMMMMMMM

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  3. I'm going to hunt down those super soft tortillas! These ultra cheesy enchiladas look AMAZING!

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    1. Definitely Liz! They are a must have in my mind. I get tired of having to add fat and calories by running regular corn tortillas through hot oil to soften them. These make it sooo easy!

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  4. I feel the same way about Mexican food and always have to make my own. It's the first thing we eat out when we are home visiting in Houston. Your enchiladas look absolutely perfect, Bobbi!

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  5. Seriously, the best looking cheese enchiladas ever. I think I'll make them for my husband as a belated birthday dinner.

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  6. This is a perfect busy Meatless Monday Meal. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm so much of an enchilada fan I can't even explain - these are gold!

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  8. We are also big fans of Tex-Mex here and cheese enchiladas are always one of the favorites. So simple to make with few ingredients!

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  9. I love that you used corn tortillas! I prefer those and with your homemade sauce... oh my - these would make me very happy-- and my family would flip! YUM!

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  10. Your enchiladas look so good and of course cheap help with the dishes works too!

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  11. I love enchiladas and yours look just perfect!Yum!!

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  12. A perfect Mexican Monday meal for sure! I'm so glad you put onion in your cheese enchiladas. :)

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    1. Aahhh a fellow onion lover :) I like the spice and crunch they give the enchiladas

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  13. Does it matter if you use white corn or yellow corn tortillas? Mission sells the super soft in both!

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    1. I would think either would be fine, just as long as they are the soft ones you should be good 😃

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  14. I love these !! Can’t wait to make this for my family!!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I hope the family loves it as much as we do :)

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  15. So great. This will be my sunday recipe this week. Love it ! Thank you so much for your recipe!

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    1. You are very welcome Anthony! I hope you enjoy them :)

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  16. Oh this is what I need on this rainy day. Your food makes me watering-mouth. How yummy. On my to-make list for sure! Thank you!

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    1. Oh yes! This is the perfect rainy day comfort food :) I am so glad that you like it!!

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  17. Oh my god, your Enchiladas are so yummy. I love them, thanks for sharing

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    1. You are very welcome Arabella, I am so glad you like them!

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  18. I just made these today and they were so easy and delicious! I used sliced velveta cheese on the inside and shredded coby jack on top. I've made enchiladas before but not like this. Now that I have a 1 year old and another on the way, this is the type of dish I needed! Thank you Bobbi!

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    1. I am so happy that you like the recipe, I know quick and easy is a must with little ones. Congrats on your little one on the way :)

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  19. Your enchiladas recipe look very delicous, Bobbi
    I will try to make this recipe on this weekend.
    Thank so much

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  20. I have read your post. good sharing. Informative and interesting which we share with you so i think so it is very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the efforts. I am tiring the same best work from me in the future as well

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  21. Wow, it's really tasty. I just only see it, I want to tasty right now. I'll try to do it tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. They look so cute! I think I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them

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  23. It looks so yummy. I will try to make it in this weekend.
    then I have any question for you, i hope you will anwer them.
    hi. Now i have a new recipe. thank for sharing.

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  24. I love this recipe. And, if you want great Mexican food, you are living on the wrong side of the state. ;) I can throw a rock and hit a taco truck here in Walla Walla!

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    1. UGH I am so jealous! Although this has made me up my game and come up with my own recipes :)

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  25. This is a perfect busy Meatless Monday Meal. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Ils ont l'air si mignons! Je pense que je ne pourrais pas arrêter de les manger

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  28. Can this dish be frozen...before baking??

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    1. Absolutely. I would remove it from the freezer and allow it to defrost a bit before baking. Baking time might vary depending on how frozen it is.

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  29. Thanks for sharing! So, there is no need to soak the tortillas in the sauce before you fill and roll them?

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    1. No, not if you use the super soft corn tortillas. If you can't find them you could use the small flour tortillas.

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