This recipe is definitely one I had to keep telling myself “don’t knock it ’til you try it” and I’m so glad that I did try it! My family really enjoyed it as well. This meal is definitely in our cool weather, comfort food rotation.
5 Dollar Dinners is a great website for yummy and frugal meals. (I linked directly to this recipe) So, definitely browse around her collection of tasty supper options!
I used homemade enchilada sauce adapted from food network’s recipe, I just switched the all purpose flour out with cornstarch.
The recipe for the enchilada sauce is below.
Homemade Enchilada Sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon flour (**I used 1 Tbs of cornstarch instead)
1/4 cup chili powder
2 cups chicken stock
10 ounces tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium saucepan heat oil, add flour, smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 minute. Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add stock, tomato paste, oregano, and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken and smooth out. Adjust the seasonings. Serve atop your favorite enchiladas.
The Recipe Girl has another fantastic enchilada recipe as well using ground beef and zucchini.
Do you have another favorite recipe you’d like to share for enchiladas?