Verde Enchiladas

I added carne asada (Grilled thin sirloin) to the mix to give the enchiladas a smokey flavor.  You can also do this by mixing in bacon if you wish or even some chopped smokey sausage.  I just boosting the flavor with such a mixture.  This dish requires pulled pork that was already cooked (preferably slow cooked).  Plus the reason why I just called it verde enchiladas, because you can add the meat of your choice (e.g. chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, etc.)




Verde Enchiladas

Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients

1 & 1/2 cups Meat of choice (pulled pork, shredded beef, shredded chicken, chopped shrimp) cooked, shredded or chopped)
1/2 cup smokey meat of choice (carne asada, smokey sausage or bacon)
1 teaspoon salt and pepper for seasoning (optional)
1/2 each onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 stalks green scallions (slice thin white part for sauteing  and save green part for garnish)
1 ea jalapeno (chopped) Can be fresh or pickled with seeds or no seeds (to your tolerance level of spiciness) 
1 tbsp seasoning of choice (I used my taco seasoning blend)
1 & 1/2 cup Finely Shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese (save 1/4 cup for garnish)
1/4 sprig of cilantro chopped (save 1 tsp for garnish)
1 can green enchilada sauce
7 ea corn tortillas (if you can fit an 8th one in there go ahead!)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium saute pan sweat the onion, garlic, green scallions (white part) and jalapenos.
  3. Add your meat combination of choice.
  4. Allow the meats to heat up.
  5. Add  salt and pepper and seasoning.
  6. Add 3/4 of the the enchilada sauce to the mean mixture.
  7. Adjust seasoning to your choice by tasting it. 
  8. Remove heat and add cheese mixture (don't forget to save some cheese for the garnish)
  9. Using a small baking deep dish, drizzle half of the enchilada sauce left to coat the bottom of it.
  10. Fill tortilla shells, roll and tuck and line up.  
  11. Drizzle the rest of the sauce on top of the tortillas.
  12. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  13. Place in oven, back until cheese has brown a little.
  14. Remove from oven and garnish with green scallions (green part) and the chopped cilantro.

Buy the Taco Seasoning: Made with 3 peppers! 





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