EASY ENFRIJOLADAS BAKE
Say EN-free-ho-la-dahs — delicious Mexican comfort food that is similar to enchiladas, except the beans are on the outside in a creamy bean sauce. For a complete meal, feel free to add cooked ground meat, such as beef or chorizo, or cooked shredded chicken to the tortillas before adding cheese.
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles
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1 cup salsa (any variety)
2 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 ounces)
1 package (8.2 ounces) 6-inch flour tortillas
Fresh cilantro, green onions, sour cream, jalapeños, sliced avocados
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or pan with cooking spray.
2. In blender, add beans, chiles and salsa. Cover; blend 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until smooth. Pour bean sauce into 9-inch glass pie plate.
3. Using tongs, dip both sides of tortilla into sauce. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese in center; fold in half, then in half again. Repeat with remaining tortillas, overlapping in dish. Pour remaining sauce over tortillas; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Bake 12 to 16 minutes, or until hot and cheese is melted. Serve with optional toppings. Makes 5 servings.