Easy Stacked Enchiladas Recipe

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1/2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder
2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
vegetable oil for frying*
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1 onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder
1 tomato, chopped
2 cups lettuce, chopped


  1. In a saucepan, brown ground beef and onions.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add enchilada sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan.
  5. While you are waiting for the oil to heat, prepare bowls of tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.
  6. The oil is hot enough when you place a tortilla in it and it sizzles. Have your plate ready in one hand and dip the tortilla in oil for 5 seconds.
  7. Using kitchen tongs, turn over the tortilla and cook 5 more seconds.
  8. Lift the tortilla out of pan, hold over the oil and drain slightly.
  9. Place the tortilla on the plate and put 1/4 cup beef mixture on top.
  10. Dip another tortilla in the oil and fry the same as above. Place on top of beef mixture.
  11. Top with more beef mixture, tomatoes and lettuce.
  12. Finish with a little cheese, sour cream and olives if desired. Serve warm. Serves 4.


For more hearty stacked enchiladas, you can stack additional layers of tortilla and then beef mixture before topping off with lettuce and tomatoes. If you do, you will want to adjust the recipe to make sure it serves the number of people you are feeding.

*For lower fat enchiladas, dip in warmed enchilada sauce or just warm the tortilla in the microwave for 8 seconds; then add meat and toppings.