Cook: quick enchiladas

Cook: quick enchiladas

This meal has become a firm mid-week favourite for me and my husband. I found the basic recipe for these quick enchiladas (on the Trader Joes website) not long after we moved to the US, on a hunt for some new quick and easy meals!

I make a vegetarian version of it though, which makes the preparation really fast!

You will need
Olive Oil (for oven dish)
1 bottle/jar Enchilada Sauce
1lb veggie mince (e.g. Quorn)
5 or 6 Green Onions/Spring Onions, sliced, green tops saved for garnish
2 Tbsp Jalapenos, chopped finely
5 Tbsp Sliced Black Olives, 1 Tbsp saved for garnish
8-12 Corn Tortillas, cut into strips
10-12 oz Shredded/Grated Cheese

Pre-heat the oven to 230C/450F. Swab the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil and a small amount of the enchilada sauce.

Mix the veggie mince, green onions, jalapeƱos and most of the sliced olives together in a bowl with a small amount of the enchilada sauce. You could of course use meat, simply fry off the mince before mixing with the other ingredients.

Cover the bottom of the dish with a layer of tortilla strips. Top with half of the mixed filling, followed by a small amount of sauce and about a quarter of the cheese. Repeat second layer in the same order.

Add a final layer of strips of tortilla and cover with the remainder of the sauce and cheese. Garnish with the saved olives and green/spring onion.

Place in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, the edges are browned and the sauce is bubbling; in my oven this takes about 25/30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Quick Enchiladas

Serve with your choice of sour cream, salsa, guacamole and salad.

Quick Enchiladas Served

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13 thoughts on “Cook: quick enchiladas”

  1. Ah! I so love this its so easy! Are you a vegetarian? Are you family too? This is my next goal really to be one but I dont know if its good for my son. But I am researching about it =) #TastyTuesdays

    1. Thanks Merlinda :) I’m vegetarian but the rest of the family aren’t… I try to find recipes that I can either make both easily (i.e. add meat at the end or on the side) or where the veggie version is so close to the meat one that nobody really notices :)

  2. This is my kind of recipe. quick, easy and DELICIOUS!!! Love all the photos. Makes me want to make them tonight. off to the grocery store now. lol Thanks for sharing, this would be good for friends we have coming over they love enchiladas!!! #tastytuesdays

    1. It’s a good one, I’ve made it for friends too, with all the yummy sides, it’s a great informal meal :)

  3. I love a quick recipe… and Mexican food is hubby’s speciality at home so I will make sure I pass on your recipe! Mel #TastyTuesdays

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