Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Skillet Enchiladas

One of my favorite dishes growing up was enchiladas and I loved when my mom would make it! What's funny is that when she would tell us that is what is for dinner, it was still a bit of a mystery as to how they'd show up on our plates.

Sometimes she would make them cassarole style, with them all rolled up tucked into a dish, topped with red sauce and cheese and baked to perfection.

Other times she'd make them stacked on individual plates by flash frying each tortilla and layering them with meat, sauce and cheese 3 high. I think that was my favorite. I only ever recall ground beef and red sauce, though I know it can be made with many different ingredients.

As an adult, I have only made enchiladas one way. I tried it like this one day, and just never needed to switch it up after that!

Skillet enchiladas are all the flavor and texture you are looking for with fewer dirty dishes and less time consumed - a must when you're raising small children.

Skillet Enchiladas
Serves 4


12 small white corn tortillas
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion (red or white)
1 package taco seasoning
1 small can red enchilada sauce
Shredded cheddar or mexican cheese

Heat 3 tbs of oil in a frying pan.

Cut tortillas into small squares and add to pan, stirring as needed.

Once tortillas has soaked up all the oil, add another tbs on top to avoid burning and continue to shift around pan until a slight golden crunch has appeared. Remove the fried tortilla squares from pan and set aside.

Brown ground beef, adding chopped onion near the end.

Stir in taco seasoning and coat beef.

Add tortillas strips back to pan.

Pour in can of enchilada sauce and stir until contents are covered. Heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes to let the flavors meld.

Serve onto a plate, Add cheese, sour cream, salsa, or avocado as desired

Tortillas could be either white or yellow corn. I've tried them both and prefer the white.
Spice level of the seasoning can really customize this dish.  If you make your own seasoning blends, use that instead!
For more variation you could add corn or black beans as well!



  1. This is an awesome recipe, Jackie! I love the fact that it's all done in the same pot. A fabulous take on a classic dish. Thanks for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week :)

  2. This looks delicious! I'm pinning for later. Thanks so much for sharing at Talk of the Town.

  3. Oh that's such a good idea! We have pounds left still of pulled pork from our wedding that I'm slowly hacking away at and I'm thinking that might be just fine instead of ground beef in this, definitely going to have to try it! Thanks!

  4. My favorite quick meal during the week. I've used ground beef, bison and chicken to shake it up a bit. So many ways you can change it.

  5. Yummy!!Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.

  6. Yum, these look fab! Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity :)

  7. This looks so good. I want to try this.

  8. That is different. I think I would like to try that. Good recipe.

    Bloggers Pit Stop

  9. Great way to mix up a classic! I can't wait to make this for my family!

    You should stop by my linky party and share this with everyone : )


  10. This looks great! My crew really likes tacos, but this looks like a welcome change! Thanks so much for linking to Waiting on...Wednesday!

  11. I have never made enchiladas, but my daughter told me that she makes them frequently. I think I need to try your recipe.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Oh wow! Love this idea! It sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  13. Skillet enchiladas looks perfect treat thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  14. Love one pot meals! Your Skillet Enchiladas look delicious! Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

  15. Your Skillet Enchiladas will be awesome! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. I love Mexican food anyway it comes. This looks really delicious and of course I love that it can all be done in one pan. I don't mind cooking, but I really hate the cleanup. I am pinning this recipe to come back to thanks for sharing it.

  17. I love Mexican food anyway it comes. This looks really delicious and of course I love that it can all be done in one pan. I don't mind cooking, but I really hate the cleanup. I am pinning this recipe to come back to thanks for sharing it.

  18. I love Mexican Food!! Great Recipe!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

  19. This looks so good - AND easy! Right up my alley! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" link up!