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enchiladas…of a different kind

i am not talking about THESE spicy green sauce enchiladas today.
but… have you made that recipe?
it is probably my favorite meal ever…so so SO good!
we have it at craft weekend often and so many of you have made that recipe.
it’s DELISH!

(goes perfect with a margarita)

today i had another recipe i have been making forever that i want to share.

we call them Sour Cream Enchiladas.


pretty creative name, i know.

these are the ingredients you will need….

i hope by now you are used to my generic food brand choices.

as long as my kids eat it then i am not going to worry about brand names.
EVEN when the generic name is Nice ‘n Cheesy…..

i call it Velveeta in the recipe below.
i don’t want to confuse you if were looking for the Nice ‘n Cheesy. Β  HA!

NOTE: this recipe can be made with chicken OR ground beef.

today i am showing the chicken dish but we make it exactly the same way when we use the ground beef.

first you cook the chicken (or brown the ground beef)
i usually just cook chicken in the crockpot in the day and shred it up when im ready to cook dinner.

add the cheese, soup, the evaporated milk and the sour cream to a seperate bowl.

then microwave for 5 minutes.
it melts all together and is a cheesy cream sauce.

*** you SHOULD add the can of Rotel here but my family is picky and half of them don’t like the Rotel. ***

add one cup of the sauce to the chicken (or beef) and mix it around to coat the meat.

pour a small amount of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 pan… just enough to cover the bottom
and this way the tortillas don’t stick to the pan.

(question: is this the most monotone set of photos you have ever seen? the lovely golden kitchen at the farm house is the same color as cheese sauce….)

fill tortillas with chicken/cheese mixture, roll up and place side by side in the pan.
(my pan is actually 10×13 so it’s a little bigger than usual)

now here is where my family makes meals confusing….
i pour the cheese sauce over HALF the enchiladas and THEN i add a can of Rotel (spicy tomatoes & green chiles)Β to the sauce because my kids don’t like spicy food.

then i pour the rest of the sauce with the spice over the other half of the pan.

i HIGHLY suggest you put the Rotel in from the very beginning but if your kids are picky like mine and you still want to eat spicy food then it’s worth it.

Bake it for 30 minutes at 350 and the top is bubbly golden brown… but not crispy on top.


This meal is super yummy.

and cheesey.

and very delish when you serve it with black beans and rice…and salsa on top.

but my kids don’t eat that either so i just made myself some broccoli instead.



and i realize now that i spelled “spicy” wrong in the recipe.


Melissa - Good. Good on ya. Sheesh.

Melissa - I love that you use generic and processed foods….shows real life. Not everyone can cook name brand, organically, fresh food all the dang time. And if you can, well then goon on ya…but don’t bash the ones who don’t for whatever reason. Everyone is trying to fight the good fight. As moms and women let’s lift each other up, and not tear each other down. That’s all. I’ll step down off my soap box. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

Judy - YUMMY!!! What do you put with the chicken to cook it in the crockpot??

Julie S - Is the Kroger brand Velveeta as good as actual Velveeta? I tried a store brand years ago and it definitely wasn’t the same. My family loves chicken enchiladas. I may have to try this recipe.

Debbie Smallie - Made these tonight…everyone loved them πŸ™‚ Used a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s..saved me time and for $5-ish it didn’t break the bank. YUM-O!

Suzanne G. - Thank you, Meg! I know what we’re trying in our house this week. We also use Great Value brand from Walmart and my family can’t tell the difference.

Tanya H - this is my version, haha, very close! πŸ™‚ This was my favorite dinner growing up- often for my birthdays!

kellyk - I read your blog on occasion and always bite my tongue. I am guessing buying generic brands is to save money or to support a large family, understood. I am also guessing that using processed foods is done for the same reason. But please, substitute actual tomatoes and peppers for the rotel and use actual cheese instead of processed cheese food. Your kids will thank you for it! The single most important thing we can spend our money on is the food we put into our (and our kids’) bodies.

Laura H. - I just made something similar to these yesterday. I have three kids. One won’t eat anything “weird” like this, one will eat anything as long as it is “meaty”, and one is a vegetarian(like me) I made some with chicken, and some with black beans. My hubs will eat anything! I must say now that my kids are teenagers and can drive, they are hardly home for dinner. Getting harder and harder to plan meals. LOVE your blog!
Have you ever made monkey bread and called that dinner? Is that weird? Am I weird? I serve fruit along with it. There, now I feel better!

Tiffany - Mmmm… Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

stacy - Both recipes sounds good. I looooove enchiladas. A lot. The more sour cream & cheese, the better. Thanks for sharing.

jody - Thank you. Other families w picky eaters like mine…I think this is so great – I am laughing bc I do the SAME thing!! my kids don’t like spicy & they would not eat beans if their lives were at stake!! Really, sometimes I feel most important resource Moms have are IDEAS FOR SUPPER – bc everyday I dread it!!!!! And I can NOT make another chicken nugget!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kimberlee Jost - I used to make these years ago—
rich and good. Totally forgot about them!

Sarah M. - I put my rotel in the blender and then it just adds color, no texture. So Yummy!

Deanne - Too funny….I just finished getting out the ingredients to make this recipe
for our church carry-in meal on Sunday and then sat down to look at your blog. The only differences between your recipe and mine is that I use green chiles instead of Rotel and mushroom soup instead of chicken.

Lori Austin - Yummo! We will be trying this. Thanks!

jen - thanks for sharing! i love finding new, quick & easy recipes! i’m meal planning tomorrow (wild saturday night for me!) and this will will be added to the week! thanks!

Jacci in Ohio - You’re the cutest. And I love seeing your golden beige dinner in your golden beige kitchen πŸ™‚ I love that you’re always “this is me” and that’s that. Thanks for the recipe!

Katey Deasy - Oohh looks really kid friendly. Thanks!

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