Organic Emily

Easy Enchiladas “Your Way”


Hearty and delicious!  This recipe comes from my mother-in-law with a few differences to make it my own.  They are really more like smothered burritos!  Simple comfort food!


1 lb. ground turkey or beef (you can even use shredded cooked chicken too)

1 large onions, chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin powder

2 teaspoons dried oregano

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

1 can green chilies

2 cans refried beans

2 (15 oz) bottles or canned enchilada sauce (I like Sprout’s brand)

16 flour tortillas (I like the brand from Costco you have to cook)

3-4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Sour cream

Green onions



In a large dutch oven pot, brown the meat on medium high heat.  Add the onions and seasonings.  Add the chilies, beans and half of one bottle or can of enchilada sauce to thin out the bean mixture.  Cook until heated through.  Cook the tortillas if needed.  Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with oil.  Fill each tortilla with the bean mixture and roll the outsides in and then roll bottom up.  Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas in the dish and top with cheese.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbly and melted.  I like to serve it over a big bed of lettuce with sour cream, tomatoes and green onions!


Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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