Saturday, February 22, 2014

Date Night In Enchiladas...

Times are changing.  We are becoming more and more aware of what is in our food and where our money is going.  Recently my Studhubs and I have made it a mission of ours to get out of debt!  We have been attacking this issue with extreme prejudice, and it has altered our life in a huge way!  Not necessarily in negative ways though!  For example, we have started a little "Friday Night Date In" tradition.  We rent a movie from Redbox (maybe even two! :) ), have a late dinner after my Mother-in-Love goes to bed, and I always make a special dessert as well.  We cut no corners.  We get all dolled up and everything!  No yoga pants for date night ladies!  *lol* 
Last night I made the most scrumptious enchiladas that you have ever tried and I can't wait to share them with you!  Hopefully you feel inspired for your next Date Night In! 
 Let's get started!
Date Night In Enchiladas:
*Prep Time:  10 Minutes  *Cook Time:  30 Minutes  *Difficulty: Easy  *Servings:  4-6

Here is what you will need:

  • Tex-Mex Beef Roast (ground beef and chicken seasoned with taco seasoning would do as well)
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Cilantro or Green Onions

Tools you will need:
  • Skillet
  • Baking Dish
  • Towel

To get started get your skillet nice and hot to heat your tortillas through.  You are not making them crisp here.  You are looking for them to be warm and pliable.  Just keep turning them in the pan till they are nice and heated through.

While your tortillas are heating through, take a little of your enchilada sauce, and spread in the bottom of your baking dish. 

When your tortilla's are heated through, place them on a clean kitchen towel...

And wrap them up.  This is a great tip.  The towel helps insulate and keep them warm.  It works great with pancakes as well. 

Grab one of your tortillas and a little of your leftover Tex-Mex Pot Roast, ground beef, or chicken, and put a couple tablespoons full on it.
(If you are using ground beef or chicken, use a little taco seasoning to season while cooking.)

Fold both sides over and...

Lay it seam-side-down in the baking dish.

See how well that worked!  You can stuff your dish with as many enchiladas as your little heart desires, but since it was just for my Studhubs and myself, this was pretty substantial. 

Now you are going to pour your enchilada sauce over your tortillas and...

Kind of spread around.  I like to leave the edges showing.  They get lovely and crisp in the oven.  :)

Add your favorite toppings!

And bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes!

Dollop a little sour cream on top and serve!

If you use the Tex-Mex Pot Roast in these, I PROMISE you, they will be the BEST enchiladas you have ever tasted!  You can serve this with some refried beans, rice, and chips with salsa for the complete date night experience!  Light a few candles, play some soft music and enjoy each other over a great home cooked meal!  Or make it a family night!  Grab a family movie, or maybe a couple board games, a great meal.  The point is, time with the people who are special to you doesn't have to be expensive.  You don't even have to leave your house!  It is about the heart that is behind what you do that makes it memorable!  I hope you enjoy this meal and I would love to hear about how you served it to your family!  Until then...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~

Date Night In Enchiladas:

  • Tex-Mex Pot Roast, Ground Beef, or Chicken, seasoned with taco seasoning
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Cilantro or Green Onions


Pre-heat the oven to 350*

  1. Heat the tortilla shells through using a hot skillet.  You will need to turn them periodically. 
  2. Spread a little of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Add 2 tbsp. of meat filling to your warm tortilla.
  4. Fold over sides of the tortilla over the meat filling.
  5. Place seam side down in dish.
  6. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the stuffed tortillas.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and black olives.
  8. Bake in 350* oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Top with your favorite toppings and serve.


  1. Oh, it looks amazing! I'll definitely give it a try, I think it's delicious. I'm a huge fan of cooking, and for me, it's a much more than just a process of preparing food. I like to turn on the music from Tubidy Mp3, make sure that I have all the necessary ingredients, and get completely absorbed in the process. For me, it's a great way to calm down and get distracted because I don't think about my daily problems at all.