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Cheese Enchiladas

You won't bring home leftovers when you make this cheese enchilada recipe. With a homemade tomato sauce and cheesy filling, they always go fast. You can substitute any type of cheese you wish. —Ashley Schackow, Defiance, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 16 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes and additional sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, combine first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix sour cream, parsley, salt and pepper; stir in Monterey Jack cheese, 2 cups cheddar cheese and onions. Spread 2 tablespoons sauce over each tortilla; top each with about 1/3 cup cheese mixture and roll up. Place in two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes, seam side down. Pour remaining sauce over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 4-5 minutes. If desired, serve with toppings.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze enchiladas before baking. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
2 enchiladas (calculated without optional ingredients): 778 calories, 42g fat (23g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1741mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 34g protein.

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