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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 recipe.


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Frugal footnotes:

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 cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until casserole is hot and cheese is bubbly.


Beef Enchiladas


1 pound hamburger
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 can enchilada sauce
1 cup sour cream
Vegetable oil for frying
8 corn tortillas
Longhorn Cheese
Brown the 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. 
Place 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 more cheese.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.






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