Save money making enchiladas by using a little bit of boiling
water to soften the tortillas instead of cooking oil. It is also thrift
friendly to make an enchilada casserole instead of rolling the tortillas.
With a casserole you only have to tear the tortillas into pieces. The liquid
in the recipe will soften the tortillas while they are baking.
You can save money making enchiladas with a frugal meatless
Here are a couple great frugal enchilada recipes.
Cheese Enchilada Casserole
1 package corn tortillas
1 carton sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chopped green chilies
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
Tear the tortillas into strips. Mix the rest of the
ingredients, reserving 1 cup of the cheese.
Layer the tortillas and soup mix. Top with reserved
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until casserole is hot
and cheese is bubbly.
1 pound hamburger
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 can enchilada sauce
1 cup sour cream
Vegetable oil for frying
8 corn tortillas
hamburger and onion, and drain off any grease. Add 3/4 of the canned
enchilada sauce to the hamburger and simmer for 30 minutes.
In a skillet
heat the oil, and fry the tortillas on both sides until just soft.
Using a paper towel, wipe excess grease off the tortillas.
hamburger, sour cream and some cheese on top of each tortilla, and then roll
up. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the remaining sauce and
Bake at 325
degrees for 1 hour.