Monday, October 26, 2015

West Texas Enchiladas

Enchiladas can be found all over the state of Texas, but each region has it's own claim to enchilada fame. The recipe that I am using today takes me back to my youth and the little cafe's and Mexican Food restaurant's in the panhandle and western part of Texas. When this pan of enchiladas come out of the oven, it brings me right back to all the wonderful sounds and smells of my youth. I remember my Grandmother, Mother and Aunts making this recipe and it is still one of my favorites.

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Start This Recipe With A Great Sauce

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cook The Beef, Onion, Garlic, and Green Chile's

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let's Roll The Enchilada's

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cover With Sauce and Cheese

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bake Then Let Cool 10 Minutes Before Serving

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

West Texas Enchiladas
Miz Helen's Kitchen
For The Sauce
2 (10 oz) cans mild enchilada sauce
1 (10 oz) can hot enchilada sauce
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
For The Filling
1 pound ground chuck
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup roasted green chilies, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 corn tortillas
8 green onions with tops, chopped fine
4 cups Sharp Cheddar or Lone Horn Cheese, grated
For The Sauce
Combine the vegetable oil and flour in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk until the mix is starting to bubble.
Add the enchilada sauce and chicken broth, stir well. Stir in the salt and pepper. Bring the mix to a soft boil and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
For The Filling
Brown the ground chuck and onion in a large skillet. Drain the grease and return the meat mixture in the skillet to the heat.
Add the garlic and green chilies.
Add the salt and pepper and stir well.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Assemble The Enchilada
Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp cloth so the tortillas don't dry out.
Add 3/4 cup of the sauce to the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish.
Quickly dip the tortilla in the sauce and let the excess drip off. Place the tortilla in the baking dish.  
Place a small amount of the meat mixture on the dipped tortilla.
Add some of the chopped green onion and cheese to the top of the meat mixture.
Roll the tortilla, placing the seam side down in the baking dish.
Continue this process until all the enchilada's have been made.
Pour the remainder of the sauce over the enchilada's.
Cover the enchilada's with grated cheese.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with chopped green onions and sliced limes.


West Texas Enchiladas at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy these West Texas Enchilada's with us. I always look forward to spending time in the kitchen with you, it's more fun when we share with a friend. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. There is nothing better than a cheesy enchilada bake Miz Helen! Yours look divine!!

  2. Ooohh! We love enchiladas and this recipe looks cheesy and flavorful!! I'll keep this recipe in mind!

  3. These do look soooo good! I sent this recipe on to two friends, also. I will be making this soon. Thanks, Miz Helen!!

  4. Now this recipe looks absolutely delicious and just might hit the spot at the Taylor Household too! Thanks for sharing. (stopping by from the What'd You Do This Weekend hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~

  5. I love family recipes with lovely memories attached like this, Miz Helen! Your West Texas Enchiladas look delicious - what a wonderful family meal. Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  6. I have a secret love affair with Enchiladas (well.. maybe not so secret)
    I'm so glad you shared these at #YoureGonnaLoveIt since they look devine!! <3


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