Enchiladas are a traditional Mexican dish dating back to Mayan times. The dish consists of corn tortillas rolled around a filling and covered with a special chili pepper sauce. Enchiladas are a favorite of children and adults alike, although their rich contents may threaten your waistline.
Here is a quick and simple recipe for this traditional Mexican treat made 'lighter' to keep it healthy and nutritious!
Recipe makes: 10 enchiladas, enough for 4 hungry people
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 176.6 degrees Celsius). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray or lightly cover it with oil.
Now begin to make the tortillas. In a large skillet heated over medium-low heat, add in the olive oil along with the peppers, onions and garlic. Cook until the ingredients are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the green chilies, and then add in the beef. Use a large wooden spoon to break the beef apart and add in the spices: the cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook until the beef is just browned and then turn off the heat and remove the skillet from the stove.
Place the tortillas in the dish so that they are open and lying next to each other. Add in the beef filling to the center of each tortilla and then roll each one tightly until closed (you may have to turn them around. Once all the tortillas are closed, cover them with the remaining sauce and sprinkle the rest of the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until the cheese is golden and melted on the top.