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Sneaky Enchiladas

I have a recipe for you today that is….sneaky. Does your family (do you?) like to eat leftovers? I have a sneaky way for you to turn leftovers into a scrumptious Mexican dish!

On Sunday, I served a roast that turned out to be less than amazing. It wasn’t very fatty, and as a result, was pretty dry. So…I had a big bowl of leftover roast. I hate to throw anything away (I get that from my paternal grandparents who were raised during the Depression). I found this recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it a little bit…Alli and I love this recipe! It’s very forgiving, and can be tweaked based on your preference….and what you have on hand!

sneaky enchiladas

Sneaky Beef Enchiladas


  • 3 cups cooked roast beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium pan, heat roast beef and tomatoes. Add garlic powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning and beef broth, simmer for 5 minutes. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Using a slotted spoon (because the meat mixture is really wet), fill tortillas with about 1/2 cup of the meat. Roll tortillas and place in baking pan, seam side down. Cover with shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is bubbly. Top with pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce….whatever you like!

Do you have a sneaky recipe for disguising leftovers?

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