What's For Dinner? How About Christmas Enchiladas

Real Estate Agent

There is one thing my hungry family enjoys eating during the holidays. It is "Christmas Enchiladas."  

This is a dish I conjured with a little imagination. Once I tried it out on my family (who are almost always willing guinea pigs) several years ago, it became a popular holiday staple. 

Here's the photo, and although we have labeled them "Christmas Enchiladas," I suspect they would be good most any time.

On this special evening, I wish all of you the Merriest of Christmases!

Christmas Enchiladas


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 medium Poblemo peppers fire-roasted, peeled, and chopped
  • ½ cup dried pineapple & mango, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 dozen flour tortillas
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Ingredients For the Sauce:

  • 2 cans Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8 oz Mexican Crema or Sour Cream.
  • 2 tsp. Black Walnut Extract

In large skillet brown the ground beef with onion. Add chopped Poblemo peppers, dried fruit and walnuts. Continue cooking over medium heat, until all ingredients are well blended. Drain oil/grease from the mixture.

While cooking the above, you can begin the sauce. In a saucepan, add the 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup, Crema or Sour Cream, and the Black Walnut Extract. Add only enough water to bring the sauce to a nice consistency - about 1 soup can full only.

Spoon the filling into tortillas and roll. Place in casserole dishes. Ladle sauce on top of each enchilada until fully covered.

Bake covered at 325º for 45 minutes, or until fully heated.

Serve with Pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top!

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature


George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl that sounds good.  For the exception of the beef, I have not had an enchilada with any of those other ingredient.

Dec 24, 2022 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mryl- what an interesting combination of ingredients!!!  I may try making these next week. 

Dec 24, 2022 06:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Myrl,

I love enchiladas and this recipe looks like one I need to try! Love the ingredients, a most unusual combination that I want to try! 

Dec 24, 2022 08:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

All - Thank you for your comments.  I hope you are having a joyous Christmas Eve!

Dec 24, 2022 08:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Myrl. While a traditionalist for the Christmas meal I do like enchiladas and this recipe, minus the nuts since may grandson is allergic, will be tried soon. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Dec 25, 2022 04:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like an interesting combination of sweet and spicy! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas Day!

Dec 25, 2022 05:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Myrl... can't say I've ever thought about enchiladas as a meal for a Christmas dinner... then again, not something you'd see in German culture (or Russian). But this sounds yummy and I'll save the recipe for another event. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Dec 25, 2022 06:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing this recipe. I sent it to Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2022 06:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - and why not?  I remember a trip to New Mexico and visiting a restaurant with a menu option of Christmas referring to a mixture of red and green chiles. 

Our Christmas Eve traditional meal last night was pizza and lasagna.  Besides lots of carbs, the red and green colors of the Italian flag were also in evidence.  And again - why not?   Holiday traditions don't need to be that traditional, right?  Merry Christmas.  Feliz Navidad.  

Dec 25, 2022 06:59 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - once again you surprise me with your creative ingredience for a special occasion, such as today, making Christmas Enchiladas. No matter what the occasion or what you prepare, the theme is the same. Make the best for the best and most loved guests for each and every gathering. Clearly, the photo and recipe you provide was undeniably unique and wonderful but at the heart of the recipe the one consist ingredient is always love for family and what they would like to eat and enjoy together with you as the primary most loved member of their family too. 

Dec 25, 2022 07:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Meryl -I sounds like a wonderful Christmas new Christmas Tradition.  We get t experience new cultures.

Dec 25, 2022 11:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings this Christmas season.

Dec 26, 2022 12:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

What a great way to mix things up.  Spending most of my life in SoCal, Mexican food, especially tamales, is a staple at Christmas.  My husband had enchiladas a couple days before Christmas. 

Dec 26, 2022 01:30 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm printing this one out Myrl Jeffcoat . I hope it flies with the rest of the family and I am guessing it will not only fly but soar!

Dec 26, 2022 05:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Very interesting and festive, hope there was enough for the hungry family, Endre

Dec 26, 2022 09:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Endre I hope you are ending 2022 for a great year and for 2023 to be a better year and you get everything you want.

Dec 31, 2022 09:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes, Myrl, to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2023 04:34 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl just wanted to stop in and wish you a very happy and prosperous 2023, Endre

Jan 03, 2023 11:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Are you impacted by the flooding that we are seeing on the national news?

Take care and be safe.

Jan 07, 2023 09:54 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat, I had copied your Enchiladas recipe at Christmas time and made them during the holiday for my Family.  Delicious!!  However, I lost the recipe when I moved in January and came back to copy.  Thank you, Myrl.

Feb 07, 2023 09:39 PM