1/4cupscallionsthinly sliced, plus more for garnish, optional
1 1/2teaspoonkosher saltdivided
7cracksfresh black pepperdivided
6whole wheat tortillasor tortilla of your choice
For the cheese sauce
1/2jalapenocored, seeded, minced
8ouncescheddar cheeseshredded, divided
For the filling
Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, add onion and cook for a few minutes until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Turn up the heat to medium and add the ground beef, stirring occasionally until browned, about 8 minutes. Add spices (1 teaspoon of the salt, 5 cracks freshly ground pepper, paprika, and oregano) and the scallions. Remove from heat and set aside.
Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 cracks fresh pepper. In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, add the eggs. Let the eggs set for 30 seconds, stir to form large curds. Do not over mix. Eggs are done after about 1 1/2 minutes until just set and still looks moist. Remove from the pan and place in a large bowl.
Add the meat mixture to the bowl with the eggs, set aside.
For the cheese sauce
In a small saucepot, mix the evaporated milk with the cornstarch until combined. Add the jalapeno, half the cheese, and salt, mix to combine.
Heat pot over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, scraping the bottom of the pan, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is thickened. The sauce will be smooth, set aside.
Pour 1/3 of the cheese sauce into the bowl with the meat and cheese mixture. Evenly fill each tortilla with the filling, roll like a burrito. Place so they are touching, into the greased baking dish.
Pour the remaining cheese sauce over the tortillas evenly. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover, top with remaining cheese. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until melted. Serve with avocado salsa if desired.
You can use any kind of tortilla you want, we use wheat but you can use white as well.
If you don't want to use ground beef, breakfast sausage is also delicious in these.
You do not have to top with the salsa, you can top with whatever you want, sour cream, taco sauce, etc.
The cheese sauce can be used for various things other than these Breakfast Enchiladas, it takes a great dipping sauce.
These can be frozen ahead of time, see my tips above.
You can easily double this recipe to serve more guests.
Breakfast Enchiladas Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/breakfast-enchiladas/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.