Easy Stovetop Enchiladas
Normally I love to cook and bake. But three weeks ago I had a baby. Yep. We are on baby time now. We are lucky if we eat an actual dinner at all! And oftentimes I am trying to function with a baby attached to me. I love my ring sling, but I still feel a bit restricted. On top of that, we live in Phoenix, which means 100+ degree weather is right around the corner. Actually, last week it was over 100 degrees—blah! The last thing I want to do (or have time to do) is heat up the oven. My motto right now is quick and easy!
One of my husband’s favorite meals is Easy Stovetop Enchiladas. Lucky for me, it also happens to be one of the easiest recipes to make—plus, it does not require heating up the oven and only takes about 20-30 minutes to make. While I will admit it is not very “gourmet” (more like redneck), it is delicious!
The cut up pieces of tortilla get all soft and soak up the sauce, just like real enchiladas!
We actually had beef this time (which is rare in our home). Most of the time we use ground turkey because it is cheaper and healthier. We can’t tell a difference! If you do use beef, make sure to drain off the fat!
Combine all the ingredients (except cheese) and bring to a boil.
You add the cheese at the end. The cheese melts through it all making it irresistible!
It may not be the prettiest meal ever, but trust me, it is good ‘ole Mexican/American comfort food!
Easy Stovetop Enchiladas are husband approved! My husband Mitch tells people it is his favorite meal that I make. I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed by that or not . . . but hey, it is easy and delicious, I don’t have to heat up the house, AND it makes my husband feel loved. That’s a win in my kitchen!
Easy Stovetop Enchiladas — Serves 4
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
Taco Seasoning to taste (I usually add two tablespoons or half a packet of Taco Seasoning)
1 can (10 3/4) tomato soup
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup water
6 (6 inch) tortillas cut into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Cook beef or turkey until well-browned in large skillet. Pour off fat (if using lean turkey you may not need to drain it).
- Stir in soup, taco seasoning, salsa, water, and tortillas pieces. Heat to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese.
Enjoy the cheesy, saucy goodness
Nathana Clay blogs over at The Engaged Home () where she explores the how to cultivate a healthy home: physically, spiritually, and emotionally. She just began the grand adventure of motherhood three weeks ago with the birth of her daughter Rebekah. Despite being sleep-deprived and never caught up on laundry, she is cherishing every moment snuggling with her sweet daughter! She also loves to work alongside her husband in ministry to youth and families.