These are super easy to put together and taste fantastic. So, here's the recipe! (This makes 4 servings.)
• 4 10-inch flour home style tortillas
• 1/2 pound ground beef, prepared with taco seasoning
• one bag Mexican shredded cheese
• one 8oz jar taco sauce
• one box Mexican style Rice-a-Roni
• 2 tablespoons butter
• cooking spray
Prepare the rice according to box directions. This takes about 20-25 minutes and will use the butter.
Spray a rectangular glass pan with the cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Layer the rice, seasoned beef and cheese in the center of each tortilla:
Roll the tortillas and place them seam side down in the glass pan.
Drizzle the enchiladas with taco sauce. I used roughly half of the jar.
You don't want to flood the tortillas with sauce. Drizzling them keeps some of the tortilla exposed which will make those areas nice and crispy while the saucy parts stay moist and chewy.
Sprinkle the tops of the enchiladas with more shredded cheese.
Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then turn on the broiler and broil until the cheese starts to turn brown and some of the enchiladas start to brown as well.
You may have to adjust your cooking time depending on your oven. I have an electric oven. I broiled for about 2-3 minutes, but you should watch them closely at this step.
Take them out and enjoy! I like them plain, but my husband adds extra taco sauce and salsa. I've also enjoyed them with sour cream and I'm sure some guacamole would be heavenly. I've also made them with canned corn added into the middle of the enchiladas, just layer it between the beef and cheese. These come out pretty mild, but you can add more heat by adding some hot sauce to the top or adding some green chiles or chili powder inside the enchiladas.
I love how quick these are to make and they are pretty cheap. I buy the rice for $1/box when it goes on sale. I also buy the taco sauce on the buy-one-get-one sales. I like to serve it with a salad. I cheat on that and buy the bag mix of Mexican salad. It comes with creamy ranch cilantro dressing, tortilla strips, cheese and bacon. For $2.99 per bag I can't beat that and it's so easy to make! Some corn and refried beans on the side would also be great.
Anyway, I made these start to finish in under an hour, so they are great when you are pressed for time. And if you have kids they can always help sprinkle the cheese and make the accompanying salad. :) Happy cooking everyone!