Mmm… Monday #2: Homemade Enchiladas

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Mix the rice and meat mixture with enough sauce to JUST cover it.

~Fran Lebowitz

Today’s Mmm… Monday is a favorite of mine. My mom started making it when I was a young teenager. It’s been afavorite of my friends when they come over for dinner.  I made it last night because I was really hankering for it. Of course, making it for just one person means that it will last me for several days, but that’s okay because it is one of those rare foods that taste BETTER the day after! I do try to make it as healthy as I can.

Homemade Enchiladas–Wifey Style

1lb ground turkey (or hamburger)
3 cups brown rice (or white rice)
1 can enchilada sauce
1 can spaghetti sauce
1 can salsa
6-8 large tortillas (I use low-cal whole wheat)

Spread thin layer of sauce on the pan.

  1. Brown the ground turkey (including seasoning as you wish) and prepare the rice as directed on the box.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. When both are finished, combine them into one pan on the stove.
  4. Add enchilada sauce and spaghetti sauce until the the mixture is just covered (don’t add too much so that it is runny).
  5. While the mixture heats on the stove, spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce and enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 11″ x 13″ glass baking dish.
  6. Now it’s time to put them together. Spoon the mixture into a tortilla. Be generous. Add a couple of spoonfuls of salsa and sprinkle cheese on top. Fold it over and place it smooth side up.  Do this until the baking dish is full.

    Add mixture to the tortilla and top with salsa and cheese.

  7. Spread spaghetti sauce and enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas in the dish. Use a spoon to push the edges of the tortillas down into the baking dish. Make sure all parts of the tortillas are covered.  If the edges are sticking up and/or you have places that do not have sauce on them, they will dry out and become hard.
  8. Spread cheese over the entire dish.
  9. Place the dish, uncovered, in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top.
  10. Enjoy!

This dish can be made as hot or as mild as you like with adjustments to the salsa and possibly adding Tabasco in it.

If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

Fold tortillas over and place in baking dish.

Spread sauce on top.

Add cheese and bake until melted.

Mmm... enjoy!


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