Frugal Family Feast: Enchiladas

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In our new cooking series, we team up with chef Jorge Montes to prepare delicious enchiladas that will feed a family of four for less than $15.

Looking for a quick, affordable dinner that feeds four for less than $15? Today, our new video series Frugal Family Feast – which is all about using fresh, affordable ingredients to prepare budget-conscious bites – features delicious enchiladas.

Money Talks News founder Stacy Johnson teams up with chef Jorge Montes, owner of Chef George Catering, to bring us a scrumptious, toasty treat with homemade enchilada sauce. Check out this video below, then read on for the recipe.

Chicken Enchiladas – courtesy of Chef Jorge Montes


2 lbs. chicken breast

1 cup cheddar cheese

¼ cup cilantro

8 tortillas


2 tomatoes

½ small red onion

3 garlic cloves

½ cup tomato sauce

1 chipotle pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


Place chicken in a small pot, cover with water and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove chicken and let it cool.


Place all sauce ingredients in a roasting pan and bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.

Puree in blender and strain mixture to get seeds out.

Set aside to top rolled tortillas.


Shred chicken and place a small handful in a tortilla.

Sprinkle a pinch of cilantro and roll up tortilla.

Place all eight rolled tortillas in a baking dish and cover with enchilada sauce and cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Bottom line…

Great deal for just under $15! Chef George also recommends using what you have at home to stretch your food dollars – leftover rotisserie chicken, roast pork, beef, beans, or veggies to fill the enchiladas.

If you like this recipe, tell Chef George by liking him on his Facebook page.  And if you like our series, like Money Talks on ours!

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