For a delicious comfort meal or appetizer, you will not want to miss out on these Creamy Cheesy Beef Enchiladas in Green Sauce. Made with corn or flour tortillas, perfectly seasoned ground beef, black beans and smothered in a delicious green sauce/salsa verde. Then topped with scallions, queso fresco and mexican crema or sour cream.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More
10corn or flour tortillas(I used floured ones, cause that's what I had available, other wise I would have used half of each
mexican cremacream or sour cream (for topping)
queso frescofor topping
chopped fresh cilantrofor topping
3sprigs chopped scallionsfor topping
1/2a large onion or one small onechopped
1/2green bell pepper or one small oneseeds removed and chopped
1jalapenoseeded and diced (or leave seed for extra heat
1-2garlic clovesfinely chopped
1can black beansdrained and rinsed
1teaspoonancho chili powder
1/2teaspoonchipotle chili powder
salt and pepperto taste
1 8ouncepackage Mexican blend cheese or monterey cheese
1Poundtomatilloshusk removed, rinsed and roasted
salt and pepperto taste
Remove husks from tomatillos. Rinse. Place tomatillos, onion, garlic and serrano pepper on a roasting pan.
Roast for 15-20 in the oven at 400 degrees or over stove top for 10-12 minutes.
After removing stem from serrano pepper, add all ingredients to a chopper or blender. Pulse. Add cilantro and pulse again.Add salt and pepper to taste. Note: Can add a little bit of water if you would like to the salsa to make a little thinner. (a couple of tablespoons is good)
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until no longer pink.Drain if necessary (has to much grease, we don't want oily enchiladas)
Add bell pepper, onions, jalapeños and black beans. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes. Add about 1/2 cup of salsa verde to mixture and cook for another 2 minutes.Add garlic and spices. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Note: I also like to add about 1/3 cup of fresh chopped cilantro to mixture but this is totally optional...I really like the flavor.
Take one tortilla at a time and fill with ground beef mixture in center.
Repeat with all other tortillas and top each with cheese.
Roll tortilla snuggly and place in a casserole or baking dish with seam side down.
Top all tortillas with more cheese and pour salsa verde over all tortillas.
Note: You may need to spray pan with non stick spray if you are using a non stick baking pan or dab vegetable oil along pan with a napkin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or broil until golden brown and bubbly.
Top with chopped cilantro, sprinkle mexican crema or sour cream and queso fresco.Serve immediately.