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Cheesy, Cheesy Enchilada's


Yes, you heard me right, that wasn't a mistype...I said Cheesy, Cheesy Enchilada's...because I LOVE cheese, all sorts of cheese, any time of the day. I use a lot of it in my recipes. Whenever it calls for cheese you can bet I am doubling the required amount. Who am I kidding I don't even measure it I just grate and put it in. Anyways...I am sure you are not here to listen to me ramble on about my cheese addiction so on to business. I saw this particular recipe on Life As Mom, a blog that I have been following for quite some time now. I encourage you to pay her a visit. She is a wealth of information when it comes to family and food. My Bear family LOVED this recipe so much so that I pinned it on Pinterest so that others can enjoy it too. I should tell you now that although the basics are mostly the same I have adjusted this recipe to suit our Bear Family's tastes. You will need the following ingredients to get started but feel free to add or subtract according to your tastes:

(Adapted from Life As Mom's Recipe)

Heat Oven to 350F
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A Bag of Corn Tortillas
Mild Taco Sauce ( I use the store brand)
Grated Cheddar Cheese ( I use Old Cheddar Cheese)
1 Med Diced Tomato
1 Med Diced Onion

In a medium sized frying pan heat 1 inch of EVOO. Soften the corn tortilla in the oil just until  you start to hear it crackle but not darken. As you can see below mine have some dark spots but a few are not too bad. You just want to be able to roll the tortilla's up  without breakage.

Then place it on a paper dowel to drain off. While they do that grease your baking dish...I use my spray on EVOO pump to do this part but you can use whatever you have on hand. 

Assembly is quick and easy. Once all the tortilla's are drained of oil place a line of cheese right down the center of each one, top with onion and tomato to taste, wrap and roll tight and place seam side down in your greased baking dish. 

Pour your Mild Taco Sauce all over the top and add some onion and grated cheese to the very top for melting. 

Bake in a 350F oven until they are just heated through and the cheese has melted. Serve with a hearty garden salad and a dressing of your choice.

There are variations that I have yet to try and that would be adding meat or rice to the inside to make them a little more filling. Trust me though, using them as is for Meatless Mondays in your home will be a hit. I know they are in mine.

If you like to prepare ahead of time these also make a great freezer cooking day meal. Prepare them to the just before you put the sauce and cheese topper on. Then wrap them in foil, place in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. You can freeze them individually so that a single serving can be taken out and cooked in a toaster oven. I know this works well with my growing TeenBear. To serve, defrost completely and carry on with the remainder of the directions listed above.

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