So continuing the freezer meals.... we made beef enchiladas too. I again used the easy Ortega recipe which is the same recipe listed on the back of the El Paso can (except for some of the measurements.)
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 can (19-oz.) ORTEGA Enchilada Sauce, divided
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 6 (10-in.) flour tortillas
Directions:Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 3/4 cup enchilada sauce and 1 cup cheddar cheese.
Spoon meat mixture into tortillas. Roll up, burrito-style, and place seam-side down in a 9-inch baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Serve warm.
Again - great for one! And Beef Enchiladas really are easy to make. I used to make them all the time in college and Richmond! A huge time savor is to keep cooked ground beef on hand. That saves around 20 minutes of prep time if you want to throw them together after work.
I had approximately:
7-8 pounds of ground beef
4 pounds of cheese. We had some leftover shredded cheddar and bought a large bag of Mexican Shredded blend.
Bunch of Cilantro
6 29-ounce cans of Enchilada Sauce (I used Old El Paso)
3 Packets of Enchilada Seasoning
50-60 8-inch white flour tortillas
We cooked the ground beef with the enchilada seasoning to flavor it. Drain it, let it cool.
On a scale - measure:
1 lb cooked ground beef
8 ounces of cheese
1-2 Tbsp of chopped cilantro
1.5 cups of enchilada sauce (about half a 29-ounce can)
Mix together well.
Pour a little enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 8x8 or 9x13 pan.
Using a 1/2 measuring cup, scoop mixture into tortillas. Roll, place in pan.
We were able to fit 6 enchiladas in the 8x8 and 10 fit in a 9x13.
Top with remaining enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
We made a total of 56 enchiladas. 6 8x8 pans, 1 9x13, and enough mixture & (10) shells to make another 9x13 at a later date.
I estimate the total cost of these to be almost $84. Because of the leftover cheese, and fact that I used two very large packages of ground beef from Sam's Club to make both sloppy joes and enchiladas, it's a slight estimate.
56 enchiladas = $1.50 each