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Thursday, July 14, 2011

{Throwing Down Thursday} Achsha's Enchiladas

Kid tested, boyfriend approved! 

This recipe is a spin on traditional enchiladas. It's more of a burrito/enchilada - A 'Burlada' perhaps? [I just made that word up! copyright pending] sans the enchilada sauce.  

1.5 lbs ground meat (I like ground turkey)
10 8" flour tortilla shells
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp thyme
Sea Salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups; cooked white rice
4 cheese shredded Mexican cheese blend

It's SO easy and, FAST! Cook ground turkey until brown in garlic and sprinkle with listed spices in a large skillet. 

Add the two cups of white rice (I like to put chicken bouillon cubes in the water to flavor it).

Combine slightly drained stewed tomatoes (depending on how saucy you want the mixture).

Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds on each side. 

Fill the tortillas with 4 cheese blend cheese, top with meat mixture. Fold to close. Top enchiladas with cheese and bake @ 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

(When there is filling left over, I like to put it on top, or cook more rice and add it to the rice for Mexican style 'dirty rice')


Thanks for reading!

Happy Eating!

(My Brother Juan and his roommates were taking pics of my while I made dinner for them during a visit to Chicago last Spring)


  1. rice or corn tortillas? stewed tomatoes? they aren't on the list. you had me confused for a sec.

    I'm still meaning to try your shrimp pasta stuff from awhile back... LOL

  2. Flour tortillas.

    Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix it right now.