Saucy Cheese Enchiladas

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Jan. 03, 2012


Onions 2 Large , chopped
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , minced
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce , undrained and chopped (1 can)
Canned tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 can)
Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Ground oregano 2 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1/2 Teaspoon
Cream style cottage cheese 12 Ounce (1 carton)
Shredded monterey jack cheese 8 Ounce , divided (2 cups)
Canned chopped green chiles 4 Ounce , drained (1 can)
Corn tortillas 12
Olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Canned pinto beans 15 Ounce , drained, rinsed (1 can)
Canned whole kernel corn 7 Ounce , drained (1 can)



1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.


2. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil until tender.

3. Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, oregano, and cumin; stir.

4. Allow it to simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring at intervals

5. In a shallow bowl, pour 2 cups enchilada sauce; set aside.

6. Into a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish, spoon 1 cup sauce; set aside. Pour the remaining sauce in skillet.

7. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, and chiles; stir well, and set aside.

8. In a wide frying pan, fry tortillas, one at a time, in 1/2 cup olive oil for 1 second on each side or just until tortillas are softened. Remove and drain on paper towels.

9. Dredge each tortilla in the reserved enchilada sauce.

10. Put in beans and corn into the remaining sauce in skillet; stir well.

11. Apply each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons cottage cheese mixture.

12. With a spoon, add about 1/2 cup bean mixture over half of each tortilla; fold tortilla in half.

13. Keep each enchilada(folded tortillas) on the reserved baking dish.

14. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.

15. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.


16. Serve hot on individual plates. Yields 12 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 383Calories from Fat 180

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 975 mg40.63%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet