Pepper Jack Steak Enchiladas

These enchiladas have been on my mind for quite some time.  Almost a whole month to be exact.  We went out to dinner one night after church to a chain Mexican restaurant.  (GO FIGURE)  It had been years since I had eaten their and decided to take some recommendations on food options from our family members.  My sister in law highly recommended the pepper jack chicken grilled enchiladas.  Of course I took her opinion very seriously and ordered that dish.

It is now a month later and I decided to make my own version of this dish at home.  I’ve done so many chicken dishes lately that I decided to use beef fajita steak instead and I changed a little bit of the toppings and cheese.  I can now have this dish in the comfort of my own home for a cheaper price.

Now the only thing that would have made this better was homemade flour tortillas that are big enough to fit all the fillings.  I had to buy store bought which is a big no-no for me.  Ever since I was little I’ve been super picky about my tortillas and I typically will ONLY eat homemade ones.  I let my pride go this time.  They were still good despite the tortilla flaw.

Please tell me that I am not the only one that doesn’t like store bought tortillas……… PLEASE

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Pepper Jack Steak Enchiladas

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Pepper Jack Steak Enchiladas

Yield: 6-8 enchiladas

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon butter
1 red onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1.5 pounds seasoned and marinated beef fajita meat
6 tortillas
6 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Sandwich Spread spicy chipotle
1 cup shredded jack cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese

Directions:

Add butter to a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper to the pan. Sauté for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.

Add meat to skillet and cook on medium heat. Cook until brown or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes and then slice it into thin pieces.

Spread 1 tablespoon of chipotle sauce onto each tortilla. Top with bell pepper, onion and a couple of meat slices. In a small bowl combine the cheeses. Sprinkle the tortilla with a little bit of cheese. Roll the tortilla up and place in a small casserole dish. Repeat until all ingredients are used.

Top the tortillas with the rest of the cheese. Broil for 45 seconds to a minutes. Top with chopped avocado, cilantro, sour cream and salsa.

Inspired by On The Border Restaurant

   

13 Responses to “Pepper Jack Steak Enchiladas”

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    Tieghan — January 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

    My family would flip over these!! They look amazing!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — January 16, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Oh yes!! These look incredible! Man it’s been forever since I’ve had enchiladas…might need to make these ASAP!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

    You know, I really need to get on the homemade tortilla train because you’re right, they’re SO much better. I bet they’d be amazing with these flavors!

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    Susan P — January 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I’m going to try this. However, why junk up your blog with posts from others. I enjoy your blog so much and would hate to see it change.

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    • azestybite replied: — January 17th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate your honesty about having contributors.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    You’ve just reminded me that it’s been too long since I’ve made enchiladas! Love these flavors!

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    julia — January 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    What a great weeknight dish! Pinning for later! Beautiful photos too by the way!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — January 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    It’s so rare I come across enchiladas made with steak. I love it!!

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    Deborah — January 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I have never made homemade tortillas – gasp!! Sounds like I need to change that asap and make these enchiladas!!

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    Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine — January 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Yum! I love enchiladas. Since moving to the South I haven’t had my usual hankering for Mexican food, but that will have to change :)

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    Krystle(Baking Beauty) — January 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I love Mexican food and spicy food. These look right up my alley!

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    RavieNomNoms — January 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

    LOVE IT!

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — January 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Oh, wow. These look amazing! I love enchiladas and this looks like a great variation!

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