Friday, October 1, 2010

Stacked Enchiladas

This recipe comes from my Grandma Stiles, introduced to us by my aunt Sue. It wasn't that many years ago when Sue made these for us at my parents house. All of us kids asked my mom why she didn't have this recipe and why she never made it before. Since then we have added this to our rotated recipes. This is one of Brian's favorite recipes. Although he likes it with flour tortillas instead of corn, but I tell him it's not a flour tortilla recipe. Aunt Sue would not approve, she didn't even like us changing the recipe to include putting sour cream on top. While I don't endorse the flour tortillas (they are good, but just too much for this recipe) the sour cream is a must!

The sauce is easy to make, and will be very watery, it's a thin sauce. That is a good thing because the sauce runs all over your plate, so good. I usually double the recipe if I'm making it for five or more people. You don't want to run out of sauce.

For sauce, in pot:
Saute 1 yellow onion
2- 8 oz cans tomato sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
2 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs chili powder
3 Cups water

Fry up 1 lb. of hamburger with onion flakes
Warm up corn tortillas-put a tiny bit of oil on each one place in plastic bag warm in microwave

To assemble:
Put a little sauce on plate
Put down one corn tortilla, top with hamburger, lettuce, cheese, and sauce.
Place another tortillas on top and repeat as many times as you can handle. Usually a three stacker is good. You can top with sour cream, or add it in the layers. These are really filling once they are all stacked up, so be prepared!


  1. It's conference weekend and that means cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We always had them in Modesto and I am 95% sure that they were your moms (meaning your grandma's)recipe. I am going to attempt to make your recipe tomorrow. I have always tried cinnamon rolls but every year they are a collossal disaster. Here's hoping that the right recipe = sucess. I'll let you know how they turn out. - jenean

  2. What a fun memory. I'm excited you're trying them. Definitely let me know how they turn out!

  3. Yummy!!! Yes, stacked Enchiladas are not to be messed with. In fact, they are what got me eating un-fried corn tortillas. (But, the sour cream sounds good - just don't tell Sue).

  4. Thanks for having us over Mel. The enchiladas were so yummy. Yours were way better then my last batch of sauce. (Next time I'll be sure and go to the store so I don't have to use balsamic vinegar in mine. . haha)

    Kim- I love the un-fried corn tortillas too! I put sour cream and tomatoes on the top. My dad is like Sue and sticks to tradition :)


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