Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beef Enchiladas

My daughter picked these for dinner this month.  It is great because you can slip some healthy zucchini in there.  my kids love fruits & vegetables, so that make is nice when it comes to dinner time & having a little of everything.  Also, with this recipe it is nice to have an option on chicken, shredded beef or quick ground beef.  These get put together in no time.

Beef Enchiladas
1 lb lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups diced onion
1 1/2 cups finely diced zucchini
12 tortillas ~ corn or flour
2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce ~ spice of choice
3 cups cheddar jack cheese ~ shredded
1 can pinto beans ~ drained

Brown hamburger in skillet.  Drain fat from hamburger & dump meat in mixing bowl.  Add onions & zucchini to skillet.  Saute' till tender, about 3-4 minutes.  Remove vegetables from skillet & add them in with hamburger.  Add in 1 1/2 cups cheese & pinto beans along with 1/2 cup sauce. Mix well.  
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking grease.  Assemble enchiladas & put in greased pan.  once all enchiladas are assembles & in pan, pour remaining sauce over all enchiladas & sprinkle with remaining cheese.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until heated through.  

You can also garnish enchiladas with shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, sour cream or chopped cilantro.

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