Frugal Family Feast: Enchiladas

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Looking for a quick, affordable dinner that feeds four for less than $15? Today, our new video series Frugal Family Feast – which is all about using fresh, affordable ingredients to prepare budget-conscious bites – features delicious enchiladas.

Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson teams up with chef Jorge Montes, owner of Chef George Catering, to bring us a scrumptious, toasty treat with homemade enchilada sauce. Check out this video below, then read on for the recipe.

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Chicken Enchiladas – courtesy of Chef Jorge Montes

Ingredients:

2 lbs. chicken breast

1 cup cheddar cheese

¼ cup cilantro

8 tortillas

Sauce:

2 tomatoes

½ small red onion

3 garlic cloves

½ cup tomato sauce

1 chipotle pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Place chicken in a small pot, cover with water and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove chicken and let it cool.

Sauce:

Place all sauce ingredients in a roasting pan and bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.

Puree in blender and strain mixture to get seeds out.

Set aside to top rolled tortillas.

Assemble:

Shred chicken and place a small handful in a tortilla.

Sprinkle a pinch of cilantro and roll up tortilla.

Place all eight rolled tortillas in a baking dish and cover with enchilada sauce and cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Bottom line…

Great deal for just under $15! Chef George also recommends using what you have at home to stretch your food dollars - leftover rotisserie chicken, roast pork, beef, beans, or veggies to fill the enchiladas.

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