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Creamy ranch flavored enchiladas


Serves/Makes:4 or more

  • 2 2.25 oz (63 grm). cans sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 8 oz (224 grm). pkgs. cream cheese
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 4 oz (112 grm). can Green Chiles, diced
  • 2 cups (475 ml) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Colby cheese, shredded
  • 8 or more flour tortillas
  • 1 lb (.5 kg). crabmeat, flaked (can use imitation crab)
  • 5 green onions (with tops), chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) and 3 tbsp (45 ml). milk
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml). butter
  • Garnish:
  • lettuce, shredded
  • tomato, diced
  • green onion, chopped
  • cilantro sprigs, optional
  • black olives, optional
  • Put cream cheese in microwave safe bowl.
  • Soften in microwave on the defrost setting until you can stir it smooth.
  • Add ranch dressing mix and 3 tbsp (45 ml). of milk; mix together.
  • Set aside 3/4 cup (175 ml) of cream cheese mixture.
  • In a saucepan melt butter.
  • Add garlic, saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add onion to saucepan and saute until tender.
  • Add shredded crabmeat, green chiles, white pepper and salt to saucepan.
  • Let heat through, stirring occasionally.
  • Fold the crab mixture, black olives and 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) Monterey Jack Cheese into the cream cheese mixture (except for reserved amount).
  • To thin the mixture, add more milk.
  • Spoon filling into flour tortillas, roll up and place seam-side down in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Stir 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk in to the reserved cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour over the top of the enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle with Colby cheese and remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Bake, covered, at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 25 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • To serve put shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes on the side (and cilantro, if you want).
  • Sprinkle tops of enchiladas with green onion.
  • If desired, sprinkle with more black olives.
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