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Easy Open Face Enchiladas

Good morning, everyone! I am so, so excited it’s almost the weekend! What about you?? Time has been flying by lately, and now that we’re having a burst of fall-like weather, everyone’s spirits seem to be lifted! I am counting down the days until I can enjoy one of these…

Yesterday’s workout was an easy, but enjoyable one. It was absolutely gorgeous outside so Adam and I decided to tag-team Truckee’s walk. We only went a mile, up and down our hilly neighborhood. It may not sound like much, but mix in an overly anxious labrador and some hill sprints, and it was quite the fast workout! So, I will count my little one mile, because a mile is a mile after all.

For dinner, I made open face enchiladas! They’re super easy, and equally as yummy. Seriously…I don’t DO difficult recipes…we all know this to be true. I snapped a few pictures to show off just how easy these are to make. They’re always a hit with the husband, and a hit with the budget!

Above is everything you’ll need. I bought the Kroger brand of several things to make it even more budget friendly. Usually we have several of these on hand already, but this time we just happened to be all cleaned out.

-Shredded cheese

-Diced onion

-Chopped avocado

-Cilantro

-Tomato (not pictured)

-1 can diced green chili peppers

-1 can green salsa or “verde” sauce

-A few scoops of salsa

-A dollop of sour cream

-Butter for the sauted onions

-Corn tortillas

First, cookΒ the onions until they’re a light golden brown around the edges.

Next, in a small sauce pan combine the chili peppers and the verde sauce and stir until hot. If it comes to a light boil, that’s a-ok. Then, grill your tortillas so they’re slightly crispy.

Melt a handful of cheese on your tortilla. You will do this to 3 tortillas, then stack them on top of each other.

Add a heaping spoonful of your new green mix on top of your cheesy tortillas, then a scoop of onions.

Next, toss on your cilantro, avocado, and tomato. Finish off with a spoonful of salsa and a plop of sour cream.

And there you go!

easyopenfaceenchilladas

Super simple open face enchiladas. Or enchilada pie. I guess both would be accurate.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy enchiladas? Have you made something similar?

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    yumm those look delicious! ive actually never made them open face before. my step dad has a really good enchilda recipe that i usually follow when i make them. im going to have to give these a try! and ahhh i need those fryes in my life!! πŸ™‚
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      Sweet Miles
      August 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Charlotte- You should definitly give these a try!! And yes, Frye boots…*sigh*

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    August 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Those look really good! Fall is by far my favorite season, and the cooler weather we’ve had in VA is making me have those exact same day dreams! Can’t wait for pumpkin stuff!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Kelly- Oh I bet VA is GORGEOUS in the fall!!! My sister in law is from VA, but I’ve only passed through once or twice! Yay for pumpkin!!

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    Michelle @ Nice Lil Saturday
    August 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an open-faced enchilada before; they look delicious! I’m making up my grocery list this afternoon for the next couple weeks, and those may just have to end up on the menu πŸ™‚

    I love all things fall; the changing colors, the cool air, and of course everything pumpkin!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Michelle- Yay! I’m sure you will love them..trust me..anything super easy like this recipe can’t help but be delicious!

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    Caitlin
    August 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t know that i could pick a favorite part of fall. I love it all….pumpkin, perfect running weather, jeans and sweaters, my bday, tail gating, chili and all my favorite fall foods…ahhh getting excited just thinking about it!! Those enchiladas look great! I’m not normally the cook in our house (baker thank you very much πŸ˜‰ ), but even i think i could handle that…just might give it a try one night to surprise my man πŸ˜‰

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Caitlin- Amen sister! Jeans and sweaters..oh yes!! And chili! I think you’re onto something πŸ™‚

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    Kristen @ Medium Roast
    August 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Oh YUM! You can make dinner for me any day πŸ˜‰ And I’m totally with you on being ready for fall. Pumpkin all the things! and you totally deserve those boots! They are fantastic!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Kristen- Haha! Pumpkin is the best! And oh my gosh, I’ve been lusting over those boots for ages haha

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    Ashley
    August 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I have been denying that fall is anywhere near, but this post reminded me that it may not be so bad. I really do miss Midwest falls though. The trees are just so beautiful!

    It was Mexican night in our house as well, although yours looks like it may have beaten ours πŸ˜‰

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Ashley- It really is just around the corner, but I’m afraid this burst of “fall” like weather is just a temporary joke here in Arkansas. I imagine one more round of heat will be back! Mmm mexican night is always a winner, no matter what!!

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    Katie
    August 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Hey girl!!!

    Oh I am SO SO excited for the pumpkin spice latte to return! DId it say a date?!

    Love the boots, frye boots are gorgeous! I hope you get a pair, I hear they last forever, so worth the price πŸ˜‰

    Happy Thursday!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Katie- Thanks for stopping by, love!! That’s what I keep telling myself..they’ll last forever, right! Have a great weekend! Thanks again for the comment!

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    Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    August 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I’m a little depressed at the thought of cooler weather but pumpkin spiced lattes make up for it! And butternut squash soup! I’ve never made open faced enchiladas before but these look awesome!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Davida- Haha don’t be depressed! Summer is definitly still here πŸ˜‰ Butternut squash sounds like a yummy, yummy fall treat! I can’t say that I’ve ever had it!

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    August 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Ohh man you’re reading my mind!! I literally cannot wait for the return of my pumpkin spice lattes. I probably will overdose on them once they come back! And I think you should splurge on those boots ;). I wear them practically everyday when it gets colder. So perfect over leggings!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Christine- Bahaha. I think so too πŸ˜‰ Leggings and boots just might be the most comfortable fall outfit ever!

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    Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    August 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Those boots are adorable and should be worn with every outfit! And YUM! The open faced enchiladas look scrumptious!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Jillienne- Haha agreed!! They were scrumptious indeed πŸ™‚

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    Tara@PNWRunner
    August 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Oh I dont know if I can begin to think about Fall. I love summer so much. The sun and beautiful warm weather. However, summer does stay through Sept here in Seattle. I do like watching the leaves change and seeing more pumpkin flavors in products!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Tara- I understand! We’re way down south in Arkansas so it’s a whole different story πŸ™‚ My husband and I keep talking about making a trip to Seattle one day..we’ve both never been and have heard such great things about the city! I bet it’s beautiful up there!

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    August 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    YUM! Those look delicious!

    We’ve been having unseasonably cool temps & low humidity this week. It’s been fabulous! I went for an hour-long trail run yesterday, and it was heavenly!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Nicole- That sounds wonderful, good for you Nicole! I’m always so impressed by how active you are even with two young kids πŸ™‚

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    jenn @ runnderlust
    August 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    WAY TO MAKE ME MISS FALL!!!

    *Although, it has been 65 degrees here everyday so it is pretty nice, sans the yellow and orange leaves.
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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Jenn- HAHAHA sorry dear!! I know I know, I miss it too!! Once those leaves are yellow and orange it will be PERFECT!

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    Matilda
    August 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I just want to say, I love your food photography, it makes me want to get bed at food photography as it’s clearly my weakness.

    These look good, but I thought you were going to use lettuce leaves, either way, yum.

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Matilda- Thanks girl! Oh goodness, I’m not a pro by any means!! In fact, I always complain because my kitchen doesn’t let in much natural light in the afternoon!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I love enchiladas and these looks so simple and delicious. I especially love the avocado on top, it’s my fave!
    Okay, now I’m super excited for fall! Those boots are super cute- it sucks having expensive taste, huh? πŸ˜‰

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Sarah- love me some avocado πŸ™‚ And expensive taste is miserable…especially for the husband πŸ˜‰ hahaha

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    Jamie @ fitfortherun
    August 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

    those pictures made me even MORE excited for Fall! My favorite part of the season is football and of course pumpkin spice lattes/coffee!!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Jamie- Yay! Football games are such a staple for fall and I just love it! It always makes me remember those fun high school nights! But not high school, of course. HA! I went to a D2 college so our football team was nothing to brag about! Love me some Tennessee football though I have to admit πŸ˜‰

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    Abby @ Change of Pace
    August 16, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Oh- I love Mexican and those sound delicious!
    I’m not looking forward to fall because in these parts it means winter is looming!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Abby- Good point!!! You’re WAY more north than we are! Arkansas is like the complete opposite πŸ™‚

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    Sara @ Fit.Fun.Femme
    August 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I’m so with you – if it’s not easy I’m not making it. These look delish and quick…perfection!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Sara- Haha oh yes! I need an “easy” cookbook!

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    August 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Sarah, your comment reply notification is working! Just got an email with your reply to this post. YAY!
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    Julie
    August 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING, PLEASE!!!

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