Enchiladas Verdes Recipe
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Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

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These enchiladas are easy to make ahead and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. After quickly cooking the tortillas in hot oil, I layer them between paper napkins to soak up excess oil.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 676 calories, 41g fat (19g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 1406mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in cheddar cheese; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook and stir the soup, process cheese and milk over medium heat until cheese is melted. Stir in chilies and pimientos.
  3. In a large skillet, fry tortillas, one at a time, in oil for 5 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Place a scant 1/4 cup of reserved meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over the top.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Enchiladas Verdes in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p69

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 249684
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Overall was tasty and makes a good size dish. But found meat needed extra spicing-maybe cumin or chili powder. I also agree with others, I rather use flour tortillas in future. But in general, solid dish and can adjust to suit our family's taste."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 217482
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I thought these were good. The meat is a bit bland, but I find that most authentic Mexican food tastes this way. Everything worked well for me and I will definitely be making these again. Great recipe!"

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 217474
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"The flavor is fine, but these are way too cheesy!"

texasczech User ID: 6396218 105129
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"This is my favorite enchilada recipe. The only change I make is to use flour tortillas. It is loaded with calories, so I only make it a couple of times a year. A special treat we all look forward to. So good!"

Rocita User ID: 6881164 105128
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"My family loves this receipt and a few of my kids are picky eaters but loves this"

dogcat_8 User ID: 6341559 113437
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"I had read the reviews prior to making these enchiladas. I agree with other reviewers, the meat is a bit bland. I think adding a pack of taco seasoning will help. I tried 1 cup of medium chunky taco sauce in with the meat, but it still didn't add enough flavor or kick. Also, after reading the reviews, I cut the cheese in the meat from 2 cups to 1 cup. Honestly, you could omit it all together. The cheese sauce that goes over the top of it is enough. I don't think the green chilies or pimentos added a "kick" to the dish that was definitely needed. All in all, it was bland. The only thing I did different was not fry the shells. It turns out ok if you are eating it right after you make it, but if there are left overs, the shells become very soggy and nasty. It wasn't a horrible recipe, but it wasn't that great either. I don't think I will make it again. Just too bland for my liking. Nothing special about it."

mnrweiss User ID: 340782 165738
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"These are so good! This recipe is a keeper! Give it a try!"

krissaean User ID: 613307 210738
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"I will never make any other enchilada recipes again, this is amazing and delicious! I do add a small bit of red enchilada sauce to the pan before adding the filled enchiladas, the sauce gets cooked into the enchiladas and adds an extra kick of taste. This recipe is on regular rotation in our family."

shorty39 User ID: 2704940 210737
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"I was very disappointed in the finished dish. I too felt there was two much cheese and the meat mixture was very gummy.Doubt I will make it again.Too expensive to put into the trash ."

preacherswife304 User ID: 6354465 99040
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"We enjoyed this dish, just felt it could use some more spice. I think the amount of cheese was too much, so while I will make it again, I think I'll modify it and make it mine!"

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