Accidental Enchiladas – Flavorful Flat Cheese Enchiladas Recipe in Five Minutes Flat for Meatless Monday

March 21, 2011 in Entrees, Gluten Free, Vegetarian Entrees


No need to do drive-thru with this fabulous new enchilada recipe – in FIVE MINUTES – TOPS. Yes, you read that right. Enchiladas in five minutes flat. And that includes grating the cheese.

I was making quesadillas the other day for my son and it occurred to me (Ding! Ding! Ding! Light bulb above head goes on!) that the same technique would work for getting enchiladas done in just minutes. It’s not often that I discover new dishes by accident. And, when I do, they are usually just ho-hum. But. These are a definite home run! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this years ago. Now the words “easy” and “enchiladas” can be in the same sentence!

All you do is spray a corn tortilla with oil and then lay it in a hot skillet for a few seconds. Turn it over and top one half with grated cheese. Then fold it over once and cook until cheese is melted. Fold it over again and then you have a nice little enchilada triangle. Then, just dunk it in or drizzle it with your favorite easy enchilada sauce and sprinkle on your favorite southwest garnish (cilantro, green onions, etc.) and – Dinner is served!

Happy Meatless Monday, Everyone!


Serves 4
Total Time 5 minutes, YES, that’s right: FIVE MINUTES.

1 can (15 ounces) red enchilada sauce (I like medium heat)
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
12 corn tortillas
2 ounces cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, grated
Cilantro, green onions, green chiles or other favorite southwest garnish

Blend in blender the enchilada sauce and drained black beans.

Meanwhile, lightly spray 12 corn tortillas with oil. One at a time, place a corn tortillas in a skillet over medium high heat. Let cook for 20 seconds. Turn tortilla over and spread 1/4 cup of cheese on one half of tortilla. Fold side without cheese over top, then fold again, forming a triangle.

Dip in enchilada sauce or place on a plate and drizzle enchilada sauce on top. Top with desired garnish and serve immediately.

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– posted by Donna