Here’s a quick and easy enchilada recipe for when you’re short on time.  My husband taught me this– he absolutely loves it!

You’ll need: one 16 oz. can of refried beans, one 14 oz. can of enchilada sauce (we like Old El Paso), one bag of microwaveable Uncle Ben’s Spanish Style rice, 8 oz. of shredded 2% milk cheese, 8 inch “burrito-size” flour tortillas

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Set aside a little bit of the enchilada sauce and the grated cheese to use as a garnish.  Prepare the rice according to the instructions on the bag.  Mix the refried beans, enchilada sauce, rice, and cheese.  Wrap this mixture in the tortillas; garnish with enchilada sauce and grated cheese.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.  Enjoy warm!

You can make this recipe healthier by preparing the rice yourself and flavoring it with tomatoes, poblano peppers, canola oil, garlic, and onion.  We like Old El Paso mild enchilada sauce, because we don’t care for spicy food, but feel free to substitute their medium or hot enchilada sauce!  If you’d like a bit more flavor, you can use a 19 oz. can of enchilada sauce instead of the 14 oz. can.

This is a great, quick meal on a cold day!

What are your favorite quick meals?