Thursday, February 10, 2011


This is a really old recipe. One that I haven't made in over 10 years. I had pretty much forgotten about it, until I went rummaging through some old binders as part of my "nesting clean out" obsession. I came up with this recipe, trying to mimic a dish I had at a small little restaurant in downtown Salt Lake. I can't even remember the name of the restaurant now.

Anyway, I'm not going to lie to you...the enchilada's in this picture are made with shredded chicken, not crab. Have I mentioned that my husband hates crab. However, if you like crab, and can afford it, I highly recommend you try the real thing. But if you're like my hubby...go for the chicken, they'll still be delicious.

(Mindi Original)

1 C. fresh lump crab meat (you can also use shredded chicken)
5 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ C. sour cream
2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 t. Cumin
2 t. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
salt pepper
Tortilla’s (corn or flour which ever you prefer*)
1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce (green or red which ever you prefer**)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Mix the crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, green chilies, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salt & pepper.
3. Roll about 1/8 to ¼ cup filling into each tortilla. Line the tortilla’s in the prepared 9x13 pan.
4. Pour the enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with the additional 1 cup cheese.
5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45-60 minutes or until nice and bubbly.
6. Makes 8-12 enchilada’s, depending on the size of your tortilla’s and how much filling you use in each.

*I prefer corn, but used flour because that’s what I had on hand. They really both taste great.
**Once again I’ve tried both and either tastes great.

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Sarah said...

crab and cream cheese?! Sign me up!

* Nancy * said...

I'm wish Sarah...I am so trying this!

Sushi-Mama said...

This recipe is perfect for us. We are trying to get more seafood into our diet- and less animal protein. Thank you. We miss your blog posts, but know you need to concentrate on growing that baby! Hope you are feeling well...

Medifast Coupon Code 2011 said...

These enchiladas are going to be great for my Mexican themed night, can't wait. And we love crab so crab it will be.

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