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Mexican Chili Enchiladas-Great way to use leftovers…

May 12, 2010
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Mexican Chili Enchiladas1 I loved making these enchiladas- what a great way to use up my leftovers. I feel like a champion when I come up with a completely different preparation to use up stuff in the fridge.

I had the Mexican pork chili in the fridge and wasn’t in the mood to cook a whole new meal. I always have all kinds of tortillas and cheeses in the fridge. So, I immediately thought of enchiladas. I had enough to make 3 to 4 enchiladas which was perfect for my husband and I. A big salad with the enchiladas was perfect for a healthy, delicious dinner.

I separated the meat from the sauce and then shredded the pork with my fingers. I then placed the sauce in a flat platter so I can dip the tortillas in there to make them soft and pliable. I stuffed the tortillas, placed them in a shallow platter and then topped the whole thing with a mixture of Mexican cheeses- how easy was that!

This method can be used for any kind of leftover. Even if your leftover has no sauce, you can use a jar of your favorite salsa or tomato sauce and bake your enchiladas to perfection.

Dinner was delicious and didn’t look like old, boring leftovers…

  • Left over Mexican chili- about a cup
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup queso fresco
  • ½ cup mixed shredded Mexican cheeses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Separate the pork from the tomatillo sauce and shred. Pour the sauce on a flat platter and dip each tortilla on both sides to make them pliable. Stuff each tortillas with a ¼ cup of shredded pork. Top with one tablespoon queso fresco. Roll like a cigar and place seam side down in a small ovenproof platter. Repeat for the remaining three tortillas and top with the shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes and serve.

Mexican Chili Enchiladas

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