Mexican food is loved by those who enjoy some kick to what they eat! Dishes originating from this region are often spicy, though there are also many milder items. A Mexican meal is a fun type of food, capturing meats, cheeses, and vegetables all in one. Chili con carne, which simply means “spicy stew”, with cheese enchiladas is one popular Mexican dish that can easily be made at home and will serve four people.
You will need:
- 8 corn tortillas
- 2 cups grated sharp or medium cheddar cheese
- 1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
- 3 cups chili con carne (purchased or made separately)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced (optional)
- Baking Dish
Step 1: Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
Step 2: Melt the butter in the sauté pan over medium heat until foaming. If onions are being used, add them to the pan and cook them until they are soft. Add the garlic and cook it for approximately 30 seconds. Remove this pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
Step 3: Heat the chili con carne in a saucepan until it is simmering. Reduce heat to low and cover the pan with a lid.
Step 4: Put the cheese in a bowl and mix the garlic (and onion) mixture into it. Set this bowl aside.
Step 5: Wrap the tortillas in a paper towel and microwave them for 20 seconds on high. Flip them over and microwave them for 20 more seconds.
Step 6: Pick up a warm tortilla and dip it into the chili, then fill it with the garlic and cheese mixture. Roll it into a tube. Continue until all tortillas have been used.
Step 7: Spread ½ cup of the chili con carne in the bottom of the baking dish. Place each rolled enchilada into the pan and top all with the remaining chili and then cheese.
Step 8: Place the dish in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the sauce and cheese are bubbling.