My mom's Ground Beef Enchiladas
If I can't do major projects -
I can at least cook. Made these last night for dinner. Simple and easy.
My favorite enchilada is shredded beef.
Every family has their own unique recipe for simple enchiladas. As a child, I lived in San Francisco and our neighborhood was mostly Hispanic. Our next-door neighbor used to make homemade corn or flor tortillas and hand them out as a snack to the neighborhood kids. Sometimes warm with butter! I haven't had one since, that was as tasty.
I just use a standard enchilada sauce from a can. Hey, I never said I was a gourmet. I can't get the sauce right when I have attempted to do it from scratch so I gave up. I switch back and forth - last night I used La Victoria.
Something I learned after much trial and error is to not over sauce your tortilla - it will fall apart. The sauce it has on it after frying the tortilla is sauce enough - I put some sauce in the meat mixture and the bottom of the pan. I heat it up in the oven and then place the heated sauce on top, just before serving. It's just for my husband and me - it's not like I am feeding a restaurant.
I also use stone-ground yellow corn tortillas - they hold up better when fried and sauced. I used
Mi Rancho. They were local when I lived in Redwood City.
I use pepper jack cheese - NEVER cheddar! I add fresh onions and some sliced black olives.