Peta's Perfect Mexican Enchiladas

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

I have a very clever friend, Peta Couldrey, who made this recipe for me years ago.  I loved it so much that I have been replicating her recipe ever since. 

You can control the spice of this dish simply by modifying the amount of chilli and cayenne pepper that you add.  1 chilli + 1 tsp cayenne pepper is 7 year old Isabelle approved. 1 chilli + 2 tsp cayenne pepper and she is sweating and has more sour cream on her plate than sauce!

Meat Mixture:

1 tbs olive oil

2 onions, sliced

500g beef or chicken, sliced

1 tbs ground cumin

2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika


Saute meat and onions for a few minutes, add spices to coat.  Cook for a further 10 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Set aside.


1 tbs olive oil 1 onion, sliced 1 capsicum, sliced 1-3 green chillies 3 garlic cloves 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp brown sugar 450g tin chopped tomatoes 1/2 lemon, juiced Salt & Pepper to taste


In the same frying pan that you used to cook the meat, saute olive oil, onion, garlic and capsicum for about 5 minutes. 

Add all other ingredients and simmer for a further 10 minutes.


8 tortillas 225 grated cheese Sour cream for dolloping


Divide the meat mixture into 8 portions and spread onto the 8 tortilla wraps. Roll the tortillas and place in a baking dish. 

Pour the sauce over the tortillas.

Top with cheese and bake at 160 degrees for 30 minutes.  Serve topped with sour cream. Enjoy!

Notes from Gracious Goodness :

This is a delicious meal served with a side salad and will beat a mexican take out, hands down! It's also a great one to take to a shared dinner as it's easy to increase quantity for very little extra work.

Sandra xo

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

© 2020 Gracious Goodness Essentials. Design by Luminare Design Studio

When you read anything on this website, you must remember that I am not a licensed physician. I cannot diagnose or prescribe for you. I can make no disease claims. If you have any illness, disease or chronic health condition, you should seek out a trained professional. Therefore, the limited information on this website is for informational purposes only, and you should never rely solely on the information here. You remain responsible for what you do with this information, determining for yourself if you might benefit from anything here, in pursuit of your health and wellness goals. Any application of the information on this site constitutes the explicit waiver of any liability on our part.