Friday, December 29, 2006

Three-Cheese Enchiladas

This was a recipe from an old
Country Woman magazine. It was so colorful and very good! I thought some of the amounts for the ingredients were a little small...but maybe I'm just used to cooking for a large family. Feel free to make more filling for fuller enchiladas.

I also substituted a can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers (like Rotel) for the picante sauce because that's what I had on hand. It worked well.


Three Cheese Enchiladas

Serves: 4

1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 1/2 c. shredded chedder cheese, divided
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. picante sauce, divided
1 medium red or green bell pepper, diced
1/2 c. sliced green onions
1 t. cumin
8 flour tortillas
shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced black olives--for garnish


Combine 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 1 cup chedder cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup picante sauce, diced bell pepper, onions, and cumin; mix well.

Spoon 1/4 c. of mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll and place seam side down, in a baking dish. Spoon remaining picante sauce evenly over enchiladas; cover with remaining cheeses.

Bake at 350 for 20 min. or until hot. Top with lettuce, tomato, and black olives. Serve with additional picante sauce, if desired.

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