Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Simple Chicken or Beef Enchilada Recipe

I love Mexican food. It is definitely one of my top favorite things to eat. A few weeks back, I posted a picture on my IG of some enchiladas that I had made for dinner that night. I have had a few people ask me for the recipe, so I thought I would post it here for everyone. It is super simple, but so good. And I don't make my own enchilada sauce. I have before, but once I found Hatch enchilada sauce, I rarely make my own now.

Serves 3 - 4


1 pound chicken or gound beef
1 can Hatch red enchilada sauce
10 corn tortillas
1 large yellow onion
Cheddar Cheese
Garlic powder, pepper, salt (to taste)

Toppings: avocado, hot sauce, sour cream, etc.


1. For chicken enchiladas, I bake my chicken at 400 for 20 minutes (or until cooked through). Then I let the chicken cool and I shred it. While the chicken is baking, I saute my onions with a little dash of olive oil. If I am making beef enchiladas, then I cook the ground beef and onions together. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Make sure you thoroughly drain the fat.
2. Add back your chicken if that is your meat of choice. Then add in about 1/4 to 1/3 of the can of enchilada sauce. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
3. While everything is simmering, I grate my cheese and prep my toppings.
4. Using a wet paper towel, sandwich 3 tortillas inside and pop in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften the tortillas for easy rolling.
5. Add a little bit of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of your pan to prevent them the enchiladas from sticking. Take a tortilla and put your onion, meat, sauce mixture towards one side. Add in cheddar cheese and roll. Place the seam side down in your pan.
6. Make as many enchiladas as you can with the meat mixture. Top with the remaining enchilada sauce and extra cheddar cheese.
Chicken or ground beef enchiladas

7. Cover your pan with aluminum foil and bake at 400 for 25 minutes.
8. Take off the foil and bake for another 5 minutes to get some color on your cheese.
9. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Chicken or ground beef enchiladas

As you can see, I chose ground beef enchiladas this time. I also made some Mexican rice to go with it. So good and perfect for leftovers.


  1. Oooh this came at a time when I am in a rut with what to fix!!! We love enchiladas so bam, here is dinner one night!!! Thanks for the yumminess!!

    1. I am so glad that I could help and I can't wait to hear what you think of them!

  2. Give me all the mexican food!!!! I love enchiladas and will have to make these ASAP! They look delish!

  3. Yessss! I need to make these asap!

  4. Enchiladas are one of my favorite meals! I'm definitely bookmarking this post.

  5. I LOVE enchiladas - these are making my mouth water!

  6. This looks SO good! I wonder if I could modify this for Porter's dietary restrictions! Must eat all the enchiladas :D

  7. Enchiladas are my FAVORITE food to get when we go out for Mex. That's pretty much all I get... as a matter of fact, I just had some Saturday night! I'll have to try these... I've only ever tried one enchilada recipe at home and they are SO time consuming. These sound easier!

  8. These look so simple and easy! I just love enchiladas!

  9. Yum!! I love enchiladas and will
    Be making these asap!

  10. I could eat Mexican food all the time! I've actually never tried to make enchiladas but I think I need to just give in and make them already. Beautifully Candid

  11. Yum! I certainly will be making these soon! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Yum! I may have to try this recipe now :)