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Beef Enchiladas Recipe

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For some reason, Mexican food seems to be easy for kids to like. These ground beef enchiladas are no exception. The kids just love em!

What I like about these beef enchiladas is that they're another way for me to use ground beef without resorting to burgers again!

See also my Recipes with Ground Beef.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and onions, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, chopped onion, red pepper, cumin and garlic powder. Cook until beef is browned and onion is soft.

  3. Drain off excess fat, if desired. Combine beef mixture with green chilies and cottage cheese.

  4. Spread 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the prepared pan.

  5. Place about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup of the beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly, and place, seam side down, on top of the enchilada sauce.

  6. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the diced tomatoes. Pour over the tortillas in the pan. Top with shredded cheese.

  7. Bake, uncovered for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.
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