Thursday, March 3, 2011
Enchiladas are one of our favorite cheap and quick dinners around here. Our favorite is cheese (cheese and onion for Daddy.) Some other fun filling ideas ideas are ground beef (try browning ground beef and stirring in half a can of enchilada sauce) or Mexican crock pot chicken.
There isn't so much of a "recipe," just a method. To begin with, I coat the bottom of the pan in about 1/4 inch of enchilada sauce. I top each tortilla with about two tablespoons of enchilada sauce and about 1/2 of a cup of whatever filling I am using. Next, you just roll them up and place them in a pan so they're all touching. ( I get 7 enchiladas in a 9x13 pan.) Top with a can of sauce and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Perfection!
Here is the cost breakdown (according to the price I actually paid.)
1 small onion - $.46
2 cans of generic enchilada sauce - $.95 apiece
7 tortillas - $.16 apiece
1.5 bags of generic Mexican blend cheese - $1.25 apiece
Total cost = $5.35 or $.76/enchilada
Yummier and cheaper than hitting your local Mexican restaurant!
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