March 30, 2020

Pantry Enchiladas

I don't know what to call this. Basically, I throw together something similar to this once a month or so. It can be made with mostly ingredients you have on hand. During a time when we're pretty reliant on whatever we have in the pantry, you can use whatever ingredients you want! Every time, it's a little different. On this day, I didn't have any enchilada sauce, so I made a sauce using this recipe from Budget Bytes and now I will never waste money on cans of pre-made enchilada sauce again. If you get nothing else from this post, use that sauce recipe the next time you make enchiladas.

  • Tortillas 
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Shredded cheese

For the filling, I used:
  • 2ish cups shredded chicken we had leftover from grilling the night before
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 T. diced green chiles (from a can)
  • Other ingredients I would/could normally use: ground beef,  queso, black beans, cooked peppers and onions, and Rotel

(it's worth mentioning that I had lime and cilantro but forget to use them, so include those if you have them)

And then I had this Hatch Chile Cream Cheese Spread. I bought it at a farmers' market last year. We had had a hatch chile dip in Colorado that was good enough to eat with a spoon. I've been looking for something similar ever since and such things, in Pennsylvania, don't exist. 
So I paid $10 for that jar of chile spread and have been putting it on my burritos and quesadillas and enchiladas for months.'s gone now. 
I would recommend spreading your tortillas with sour cream or something similar? It gives a great flavor once everything is baked together.

350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, covered with foil. Then broil the top for a few minutes. 

I made this with the intention of leftovers and there were none. It'd be a great meal to freeze for a later date though.

What are you cooking this week?


  1. Now I want enchiladas! We don't have tortillas though. Next shopping trip will be Wednesday or Thursday (depending on when we run out of milk) so I'll get some then.

  2. I LOVE enchiladas! I haven’t made them in ages.

  3. Yum!
    Our meals this week are pork chop with asparagus & potatoes, chicken fajita bowls, baked turkey tacos, chicken breast & veggies, bring in one night & orange chicken with rice.


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