Holiday Enchiladas

Holiday Enchiladas

Enchiladas are full of flavor and can make an intensely satisfying, balanced meal all by themselves.  You can also serve with salad, or rice and beans, if you wish!

This colorful dish adds an inviting aroma, along with  Mexican flair, to any holiday buffet table.  Easy to make!

Simple low-cost ingredients can include pre-cooked meats, beans and rice (even leftovers) mixed together, and rolled up into tortillas. 

Add sauce and cheese, plus your family's favorite toppings, and then bake until the cheese is melted! 


Pre-cooked meats such as poultry, beef, or pork
1/4 pound pre-cooked & seasoned meat, such as ground hamburger, pulled beef, pork, chicken, turkey (or substitute beans & rice)

1 each - brown or white onions, chopped & diced sweet peppers (1 red plus 1 green) sauteed in olive oil

Pre-cooked & seasoned ground hamburger
Sauteed onions & sweet peppers

10 - 12 corn or flour tortillas (flour tortillas roll up easier)

1 can red enchilada sauce (or make your own)

1/2 cup grated Jack cheese (queso blanco)

1/2 cup grated Cheddar or Colby cheese

1 small can sliced olives, drained

1/4 cup fresh green onions, chopped


In a bowl combine the pre-cooked meat with sauteed onions and sweet  peppers (or rice & beans) and add 1/4 cup of mixed Jack and Cheddar or Colby cheeses.

Pour 1/4 can of red enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a 9" x 11" baking dish before adding the enchiladas, as this will prevent burning.

Roll 2 to 3 tablespoons of the meat filling into tortillas (as shown) until all have been stuffed, rolled, and placed side-by-side into the baking dish.

Pour the rest of the red enchilada sauce over all the rolled and stuffed tortillas, and sprinkle top with the remainder of both cheeses (as pictured).


Bake in a 350 degree oven (or microwave) until the cheese is melted and begins to brown, about 20 to 30 minutes.  Top with sliced olives and chopped green onions, for a festive presentation!

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