So, what is my favorite meal to make when I'm looking for something easy that could feed a number of people? Tacos! Okay, so I don't just make tacos, but it's hardly Mexican so I prefer to place this meal in the taco category. If we really want Mexican food, we head off to one of our local favorite restaurants. You just can't beat it (especially since most of us American folks specialize in cereal pouring and not tortilla making, unfortunately).
For me, the typical at-home taco night meal consists of enchiladas, tacos, rice, and beans. When expecting a bigger crowd, chips and cheese dip is a great addition. All of this together took less than an hour to prepare!
For 6 Enchiladas here is what I needed:
- 6 soft taco size tortillas
- 1-2 lbs of ground beef (usually I lean toward 2 lbs)
- 2 cans of mild enchilada sauce (I have tried medium, but I feel that adding heat takes away from the flavor)
- 1 package of finely shredded Mexican fiesta cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer works great)
- 1-2 packages of your favorite taco seasoning (you use 1 for every lb of beef, so 2 lbs would require 2 packs)
- brown beef, and drain
- add in favorite taco seasoning and follow directions on package (usually requires adding some water)
- pour enough enchilada sauce in a 9x13 pan to cover the bottom
- mix a small amount of the enchilada sauce in with the taco meat
- take each tortilla, and place desired amount of cheese and meat mixture inside
- wrap up the filled tortillas, and place side by side in the pan
- pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas, and cover with cheese
- place in oven (approx. 350ᵒ) until the cheese is completely melted (around 15-20 mins)
Now, you are ready to eat! Everything is prepared, and people can make their tacos however they wish.