Easy Cheesy Enchiladas Recipe to Warm Your Tummy!

Jamie here!  Kasey’s family is embracing clean eating (she’s been posting some killer low-carb recipes lately!) – and while this is totally NOT clean eating, it is totally DELICIOUS anyway ;)

I don’t know about you – but lately I’m in the mood for warm comfort food.   I thought I’d re-post the recipe my family’s all-time FAVORITE Mexican meal – Easy Cheesy Enchiladas!  This is a great basic Mexican recipe – you can always change up the meat in the filling or add extra toppings :)

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Mexican Recipe: Cheesy Tortilla Soup

Cheesy Tortilla Soup

Here’s another recipe a friend of mine posted on facebook this week, Cheesy Tortilla Soup.  I can’t wait to try this, it looks fantastic.  Nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a chilly winter day.  I would pair this with tortilla chips, or possibly Mexican Cornbread.  If you have a recipe you’d like to share with us, we might feature it on the blog.  Send an email to time2save@hotmail.com with “recipe” in the subject line.  Include detailed instructions along with photos.

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Mexican Rice: Spruce Up Packaged Rice for a Fast & Easy Side Dish!

Mexican Rice Recipe

.As we’ve shared before, both my family and Jamie’s love Mexican food.  Mexican Rice is one of my favorite side dishes, as long as it’s moist and flavorful.  Recently, I started making packaged Mexican Rice with Chicken Broth and loved the results.  Sounds almost too simple to be true, but I can assure you it’s not!  Just replace water with Chicken Broth and you’ve got yourself a fast and easy side dish. [Read more...]

Chicken Fajitas


My family loves chicken fajitas!  We usually eat out at our favorite Mexican Restaurant at least once a week.  Lately, we have been trying to eat at home more, so I made up this recipe for homemade Chicken Fajitas.  They turned out sooooo good!!  I’ve included a photo tutorial below.  I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine did!

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Recipe Box: Mexican Cheesy Taco Soup


cheesy taco soup recipe


Now that the weather is getting cooler, homemade soup is one of my favorite go-to meals for dinner.   I love the fact that soup is a one dish wonder – which translates into less pots to wash.  Mexican Cheesy Taco Soup is one of my family’s favorite.  I combined a couple of different recipes together and the end result got rave reviews from my kiddos and hubby!  I’ve included several pics below for those of you who are just learning to cook.  I know it can be intimidating not knowing what something is “supposed” to look like. 

We posted a list of printable and newspaper coupons last night specifically for this recipe.  In case you need to run out and grab the ingredients don’t forget to check out our post here.  It’s worth it to save a couple of dollars.




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Easy Cheesy Enchiladas Recipe (A real family pleaser!)

Jamie here! I meant to post this yesterday – but the boys had a friend sleep over and my whole evening got turned upside down!  Here it is a day late!

My family really loves Mexican food – and since they’re all such fussy eaters I make it at least once a week.  But my sweet little Caden loves Enchiladas the MOST.  He asked for it on Monday this week, but we had so much going on with Karate and Youth Group and Math Olympiads that I didn’t get around to making it until yesterday night.  He thanked me at least 5 times – and asked for three helpings – which made it totally worth the effort :)

Here’s my recipe for Easy Cheesy Enchiladas – I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do!

Easy Cheesy Enchiladas Recipe

Easy Cheesy Enchiladas Recipe


    For Enchiladas:
  • 10-12 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion Diced (or onion flakes)
  • 1 Can Refried Beans or Black Beans
  • 1 Can Rotel
  • For Cheese Sauce:
  • 1/3 Lb Velveeta Queso Blanco Cubed (or any kind)
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/4 C Milk
  • 1 Packet taco Seasoning
  • 1 4oz Can Green Chiles (Optional)


  1. Pre-heat Oven to 375
  2. Meat Filling:
  3. Brown the beef and saute the onion together in a large skillet. Drain off excess grease.
  4. Turn down to simmer and stir in half the Rotel & ALL the Refried beans.
  5. Add 3/4 packet of taco seasoning and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Cheese Sauce:
  7. In a saucepan on medium-low, heat remaining Rotel and Cream of Chicken Soup.
  8. Add milk, Velveeta and remaining taco seasoning
  9. *For an extra kick - divide a can of green chiles between the meat and the sauce while cooking. This gives it a great flavor!
  10. Assembly:
  11. Once the meat and cheese sauce are ready, spoon your meat across a tortilla and then spoon some of the cheese sauce on as well. (Make sure to save a lot for the end)
  12. Roll each tortilla up and place crease-side down in an 8x11 (or 11x14) pan.
  13. Once all the tortillas are rolled up and in the pan, pour the remaining cheese sauce over the top, covering all the nooks and crannies.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes, and then remove and sprinkle cheese on top.
  15. Serve with Mexican rice, lettuce, black olives, sour cream, etc....

Velveeta Coupon & Ro-Tel Recipe


Velveeta & Ro-Tel Dip

Get $2 off Velveeta & Rotel  (Coupon no longer available)- which is all you need to make a batch of Ro-Tel dip this weekend!  In case you’ve never made Ro-Tel Dip, it’s one of the easiest things in the world to make – we make it every Sunday afternoon for all the boys to chow down on after church. Here’s the directions.

Ro-Tel Dip Recipe:

  • 1 lb of Velveeta cut in cubes
  • 1 Can of Ro-Tel
  • Heat over stove on low until melted, stirring occasionally.  Serve with tortilla chips.

That’s it guys.  No joke!  I like to add black beans to mine – so it will be more filling.  You could also substitute the Rotel with salsa if that’s what you have on hand.  Honestly – you can’t really go wrong with melted cheese and chips, you know?

See more of our family’s favorite Mexican Recipes in our Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup!