Enchiladas Verdes Recipe
- 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
- 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.
2 each: 676 calories, 41g fat (19g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 1406mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein.
Reviews for Enchiladas Verdes
"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."
"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!"
"The flavor is fine, but these are way too cheesy!"
"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!"
"My family loves this receipt and a few of my kids are picky eaters but loves this"
"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."
"These are so good! This recipe is a keeper! Give it a try!"
"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."
"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 ."
"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!"
"These were great! I don't know about the lady who said the sauce was sweet other than was she sure she used evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk? The big change I made was using Mexican blend cheese and my own spice mix for the burger. Came out beautifully. My husband ate 3 servings! I ate 2!"
"I love all enchiladas and wanted to give these a try! I figured since the ingredients are so bad for you that it must be good--I was wrong! The velveeta and evaporated milk made it taste sweet. Not what I was looking for in an enchilada!"
"Recently made this for a crowd everyone loved it. I added chili powder and cumin to the meat to give it a little more flavor. Will definitely make this one again."
"Made this for a dinner party. Everyone loved it. Including my 10 year old son. I was asked for the recipe by my friends. I didn't use the corn tortillias. I used the plain soft taco size and I did not fry them. Just rolled them up. Perfect."
"I think the creator of this recipe started out with good intentions...Entirely TOO much cheese. All I could taste was cheese! Yes -- I measured and double checked everything. I will probably make this again, but with some serious modifications."
"I use rotisserie chicken and the whole family loved it! this is my third time making it! it is now a staple in our home."
"I added a can of rotell to the cheese sauce, tastes great every time...even the kids love it!"
"This is really good. To give the cheese sauce a bit more zest I add chili powder and ground red pepper to taste. Thanks for the recipe!"
"So good. Thanks Joan for the recipe. I double the recipe so we have leftovers to go in the freezer."
"These were excellent, but not spicy enough. Next time I will use chopped jalepenos instead of green chilis, or some of both. They were excellent reheated also."