Beef Enchiladas

Posted on July 3, 2007. Filed under: beef, casserole, maindish, mexican |

This recipe came from my Aunt Susan, who lives in San Jose, California, and got it from a neighbor.  They’re delicious, but make a lot!  The good, part, though, is that they’re very freezable.  You can freeze them in batches and then bake when you’re ready, so they make excellent easy dinners for those nights when we don’t want to cook.

 Aunt Susan’s Enchiladas

3 T. oil
Fry 1 clove garlic minced
Add 1 T flour, mix
1 small can & 1 large can enchilada sauce
1 large can water
1-8 oz. can tomato sauce
pinch of oregano
pinch of cumin
Simmer for 1 hour.

1 1/2# ground beef (what ever you like – I use very lean)
2-3 large onions chopped (I probably only use 1 big one)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 dry chilis cut up – (sometimes I leave these out or put in less)
1 large can black olives chopped
2# grated cheddar cheese
Fry onion, garlic & peppers in a couple of teaspoons of oil until onions begin to soften and brown slightly
Add hamburger and cook thoroughly
Add olives and a little of the sauce (3/4 – 1 cup) – simmer for 10 minutes
Add half of the cheese

Fill flour tortillas, roll and put in baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, cover with sauce. Bake at 350o for 1 hour.  She says this makes 18 small ones. If you use larger tortillas, of course it will make less.


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