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Amazing Enchiladas

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Who loves Mexican food??  Both hands way up over here!!  I have been craving enchiladas, and Brian just happened to have the ingredients, so we made a batch over the weekend. Now, anyone who has ever cooked a meal for 3 children knows that it’s pretty hard to please everyone. However, I either blocked out the complaining, or all 3 kiddos enjoyed this meal. Win!!

We called them enchiladas, but they were more of a cross between enchiladas and burritos. And they were nothing short of amazing!  And here you have it….

1 lb ground beef                                                              1 can refried beans

¼ tsp cayenne pepper                                                    1 can enchilada sauce

1 ½ tsp chili powder                                                       1 can black beans

½ tsp garlic powder                                                       2 cups cooked brown rice

1 tsp onion powder                                                         1 green pepper, diced

1 ½ tsp paprika                                                               1 small red onion, diced

½ tsp oregano                                                                8 flour tortillas

½ tsp sea salt                                                                 1 bag shredded Mexican blend cheese

Dash of red pepper flakes                                             1 can Rotel or diced tomatoes

Prepare 9×13 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Brown ground beef, drain. Return beef to skillet. Add dry seasonings and ½ cup water, simmer on low 5 minutes.

Add refried beans, ½ cup of rice, ¼ cup of enchilada sauce, heat until mixed thoroughly.

Divide beef mixture, remaining rice and black beans evenly onto each tortilla.

Add green pepper and onion to each tortilla, save about 1/4 cup for later (we will saute these first next time)

Add drained Rotel to each tortilla.IMG_9959[1]

Pinch sides of tortilla, then roll like a burrito and place in prepared baking dish.IMG_9960[1]

Cover tortillas with remaining enchilada sauce, making sure to cover all of the tortilla or it will become crunchy during baking.

Top with remaining green pepper, onion and shredded cheese.

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Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

Do you have a favorite type of food? Or an amazing recipe modification I could try? Lets chat about it in the comments below!

 

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