Beef Zucchini Enchiladas

Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground beef
Diced onion (1 1/2 cups. I just diced up a medium one.)
Zucchini (1 1/2 cups. I just used one big one and it was plenty.)
12 corn tortillas
Enchilada sauce (1 1/2 cups. I didn't use measurements. I used Las Palmas mild red sauce and used as needed.)
Cheese (3 cups, but again, I didn't use measurements. Cheddar, jack, or a mix of those cheeses).
Any desired sides (We had Avocado, sour cream, olives, and salsa).

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. 
2) Cook ground beef in pan. Drain fat out of the fan, then remove the meat from the pan.

3) Return pan to medium heat to saute the onion and zucchini until softened. Then remove the vegetables from the heat and combine with the meat.
4) Add enchilada sauce to the pan (around 1/2 cup), just enough to spread it around to coat the bottom of the pan.

5) Assemble the enchilada:
Place the tortilla on a work surface. Spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the meat mixture down the middle. Sprinkle some cheese on top of the meat. Drizzle 1 Tb of sauce on top. Wrap the tortilla around the filling tightly and place it seam down in the pan. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling until you are finished. Place the tortillas side by side in the pan. It's okay if they are snuggly packed in the baking dish.
6) Pour desired amount of enchilada sauce over the top of the stuffed enchiladas. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

















7) Remove the baking dish from the oven and take off the foil. Sprinkle cheese over the top and return it to the oven and let the cheese melt. (2-5 mins)
Ready to eat! Serve with desired sides and condiments!
















Caleb was not a big fan of the dinner, as depicted here by his furrowed brow, pursed lip, and speculative poke of the enchilada. Jessie however, was a huge fan! She said it has been too long since she had a good home cooked dinner. Score!! It's always good to have positive feedback from an adult, when my toddler is too busy spitting out what I make. We can partially blame this on the presence of the zucchini. No natter how hard I hide it, he finds it. 

*Recipe taken from Recipe Girl and recounted above. I also did not stick to tight measurements with sauce or cheese. The link for Recipe Girl has all that stuff if you care about that.