Santa Fe Enchiladas
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 10 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- 1 jar (8 ounces) process cheese sauce
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- Crumble beef into a large microwave-safe bowl; stir in onion. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring every 1 minute; drain. Stir in the tomato paste, water and taco seasoning. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
- Spoon about 1/3 cup meat mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up tightly. Place seam side down in a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Set remaining meat mixture aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese sauce and chilies. Cover and microwave on high for 40 seconds; stir. Pour over tortillas.
- Spoon remaining meat mixture down the center of tortillas. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 609 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 2081mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 40g protein.
May 4, 2019
I just made this recipe again tonight and noticed that there was a mistake in my review of March 1, 2019. It should read( use only 1 6oz. can of tomato paste.) Do not use tomato sauce.
Mar 19, 2019
Yummy, I'm waiting to see how it works as leftovers. I used cheese dip instead of the process cheese. I'm planning on trying the suggestions from cballew5 below.
Dec 7, 2017
Santa Fe enchiladas have neither beef nor tomato paste. If you want a good enchilada recipe, make your own red sauce with ground, dried chiles, stock, flour, garlic, Mexican oregano, and a little fat. Maybe some onions. That's it. Enchiladas are served with cheese, no meat. Period. You make enchiladas with corn tortillas, ALWAYS.I'm sure this recipe is good but it should be called something else. Burrito casserole, maybe?
Oct 6, 2013
The flavor was just off. We could not put our finger on it.
Jan 16, 2012
This recipe was super easy, cheap and fast. My old enchilada recipe is going in the garbage...this one is a keeper !!!!
Apr 13, 2011
This is easy and yummy. I think it would be good with beans, too.