Mexican is often my go to meal when it comes to quick, cheap, and easy. I mentioned these cheese enchiladas when I talked about using cloth napkins.
One goal that I have for my kids when they grow up involves them being able to feed themselves. Beyond proper spoon and fork technique, I want them to be able to cook their own food. I know this will save them hundreds and thousands of dollars in their future.
They don’t have to be gourmet chefs, but I don’t want them to only survive off fast food. I know this habit is the worst during and right after college, when kids are less likely to have that kind of disposable income.
I have many recipes for different kinds of enchiladas, but this is the easiest, and definitely kid friendly for helping in the kitchen.
Basic Cheese Enchilada
- 1 can 10 oz. Red Enchilada Sauce (we like the mild)
- 1 Cup shredded cheese
- 10 fajita size flour tortillas
- mix 1/2 can of enchilada sauce with 3/4 c. of cheese
- fill fajitas with about 2 T. of cheese sauce mixture
- roll and place seam down in a greased baking dish
- pour remaining sauce over rolled tortillas
- sprinkle with remaining cheese
- bake @ 400* for 15 to 20 minutes
The beauty of doing this recipe meatless means you can cut the prep time in more than half. You don’t have to thaw, or brown any meat before mixing, and the enchiladas are done when the cheese is melted, you don’t have to wait for it to get to a certain internal temperature for any amount of time.
These are great served with refried beans and rice (we just mix a bit of salsa into our rice and ta daa, instant spanish rice).
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