Sunday, November 27, 2011

Super Easy Cheesy Enchiladas

Tonight was one of those nights when you go to pull the meat out of the fridge and it was pushed back too far so it was frozen.  I am still getting use to the new fridge and it aparently works a little too well sometimes.  So instead of my planned dinner of sausage and penne we has these Super Easy Cheesy Enchiladas.  Makes me happy to have the stockpile I have because everything I needed was on hand and I did not have to run to the grocery store.  We served ours with Saffron Rice and Tortilla Chips on the side.  I topped mine with sour cream and everyone else ate them plain.  You can always top them with whatever you like (black olives, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, etc). 

Super Easy Cheesy Enchiladas

~  1 large onion diced (optional) $0.40 (bought these right before thanksgiving on a great sale!)
~  2 cans of enchilada sauce (you can make this if you prefer) $1.20 (Picked these up @ Target on   clearance a few months ago and finally am using them!)
~  16 oz shredded cheese  $3.74
~  8 tortillas flour or corn (my kids prefer flour) $1.50
~  Vegetable oil
  1. If you are using corn tortillas you will want to dip your tortillas in hot vegetable oil to make sure they are coated and warmed (3 quick dunks using tongs).  If using flour tortillas you can omit this step.
  2. Dip tortillas in warmed enchilada sauce (important DO NOT skip this step!) and set on a plate to cool for a minute.
  3. Add cheese and onion in the middle of each tortilla, roll, and place seam side down in baking dish. 
  4. Do this for all eight and then top with remaining sauce and cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.
This dish is super easy and incredibly affordable.  The cheese will be the main bulk of the cost and you can save even more money by making your own sauce!  Enjoy!

Total Cost:  $6.84 or $1.71 per serving!

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