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ISO Enchilada recipe

lawhound05 | May 27, 2011 02:22 PM

I am trying to re-create the enchiladas my mother made when I was a child (1970's).

The filling contained ground beef, green olives, and possibly onions. The sauce was canned tomato sauce, with spices, possibly chili powder, added to it, but nothing like the store-bought enchilada sauces I've tried. There were corn tortillas, fried, dipped in sauce, filled, rolled, topped with cheddar cheese and sauce, and baked. No exotic (for the time) ingredients, like chipotle, or chilis, but it did have some spiciness to it.

Has anyone had these? Do you have a recipe? It may be a pre-1970 recipe, and was most likely from a cookbook or magazine, definitely not something she invented. This was the only "Mexican" recipe she ever made. I sure loved these as a kid. After successfully replicating her rice pudding, I'd like to have these again and my searching has failed me, especially concerning the green olives.

Thanks!

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