I seem to be on quite the recipe kick as of late. So I thought I'd post what I'm cooking for dinner tonight. This is my Mother-in-law's recipe for Cheese Enchiladas in red sauce.
6 Tbsp oil
7 Tbsp flour
4 cups water
4 cups tomato juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp taco seasoning
Sauce recipe from above
White Corn tortillas
Shredded cheese - (Mexican blend works well)
Mix oil and flour with a whisk in a saucepan. Add a small amount of water so the mixture is smooth. Heat on high until hot then turn down to medium. Whisk in remainder of water and tomato juice. Add salt, sugar, chili powder, and taco seasoning. After sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, turn down to a simmer for about 2 hours.
Layer sauce, tortillas, and cheese in a baking dish. Cook in 350° oven for 30-45 minutes or microwave for 10-15 minutes.
Here are a few bits about this recipe.
- My MIL grew up in Mexico, so this is authentic Mexican cuisine.
- She doesn't typically measure things out, so she estimated the amounts so I could make them. I've made this recipe several times and it turns out great everytime.
- I usually use a 9x13 baking dish or a 2.5 QT round baking dish. It doesn't seem to matter.
- You will have leftover sauce. You can make individual servings in the microwave for leftovers, or maybe freeze.
- I've always wanted to experiment with using chicken or some other meat, but have not yet. If you do, let me know how it turns out.