Easy Enchiladas

Easy Enchiladas

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This is a recipe for Easy Enchiladas from a Community Interest Company called Turning Heads.

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This recipe will make enchiladas for 4 people.

You will need:

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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 2 onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can mixed beans or kidney beans
  • 6 tortilla wraps
  • 1 bag mozzarella cheese

You will also need:

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  • a sharp knife
  • a chopping board
  • a garlic press
  • a large frying pan
  • a wooden spatula or something to stir everything in the frying pan
  • a can opener     
  • a measuring jug
  • an ovenproof dish
  • a cheese grater
  • a tablespoon

How to make your easy enchiladas:

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1. Chop the onions and carrots. You need to cut the carrots into small pieces.

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2. Crush or chop the garlic.

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3. Add the oil to the frying pan and turn on the hob.

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4. Add the onions and carrots to the frying pan and cook for 5 - 8 minutes until they are soft.  Keep stirring the onions and carrots as you cook them.

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5. If the onions and carrots start to stick to the frying pan, add a few drops of water.

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6. Add the chilli, garlic, salt and pepper to the frying pan. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

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7. Add the tomatoes and beans to the frying pan. Stir them into the mixture in the frying pan.

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8. Bring the mixture in the frying pan to the boil.

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9. Turn the heat down and simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes until the mixture is thicker.

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Simmer means the mixture bubbles very slowly.

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10. While the mixture is simmering, stir it from time to time to stop it sticking to the frying pan.

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11. While the mixture is simmering, turn on the grill to a high heat.

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12. Spread some of the mixture into the bottom of your ovenproof dish. This will stop your enchiladas from sticking to the dish.

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13. Put 1 of your tortilla wraps flat on the chopping board.

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14. Put about 3 tablespoons of your mixture in a line down the middle of the wrap, but leave some room at the top and bottom.

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15. Fold in the top and bottom of your wrap and hold it in the middle of the wrap above the mixture.

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16. With your other hand, fold the wrap over from left to right about 3 times to make your enchilada.

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17. Put your enchilada into the ovenproof dish.

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18. Do steps 13 - 17 for each of your wraps. You should have some mixture left in your frying pan.

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19. Spread the rest of the mixture over the top of the enchiladas.

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20. Grate or slice the mozzarella cheese.

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21. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the mixture.

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22. Put the dish under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling.

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23. You might want to eat your enchiladas on their own or with a green salad.    

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Turning Heads have made a video to go with this recipe. Watch the Turning Heads easy enchiladas video on YouTube.