08 February 2012

Super Tasty Enchiladas - Recipe

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I came in last night and decided to start on my enchiladas for today's meal plan.

The process is easy - but a bit time-consuming because that's the way I roll.

Super Tasty Enchiladas

Yield: about 12


1 medium onion
2 lbs of ground meat (I use an 80/20 mix)
1 package of spicy taco seasoning
1 package of Fajita seasoning
1/4 cup water

2 cans of fire-roasted tomato enchilada sauce (it's savory & barely warm)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup salsa or taco sauce

corn tortillas

shredded Mexican blend cheese (about 3/4 cup depending on how cheesy you want the top)

Step 1. Gather all your ingredients (listed below in the recipe) and put them on the counter.

Step 2. Heat your oven to 350.

Step 3. Chop your onion. Cook the onion for about 5 min then add the ground beef,.

Step 4. Drop in the 2 packets of seasoning, top with the water and cook well.

Step 5. While the beef mixture is cooking (remember to stir to keep the beef from sticking together while it cooks), prepare your sauce by combining 1 cup of sour cream to 2 cans of enchilada sauce (fire-roasted is best) and 1 cup of taco sauce (or salsa if you don't have the taco sauce). Mix well. (the sauce can be as spicy as you like.)

Step 6. After the beef cooks, remove the beef mixture from the burner and burn your corn tortillas. (I turn my stove eye up on high (or just below high) and quickly rotate the tortilla on the hot burner. This puts burn/scorch marks on them and make the tortilla soft and pliable in addition to adding flavor.)


Step 7. Cover the bottom of a lasagne pan or baking dish with a thin layer of sauce.

Step 8. Fill the tortillas and give a quick roll. Attempt to place the tortillas seam-side down in the dish and hopefully not spill any of the beef innards out of it. After you fill your pan up with those rolled-up puppies, then..........

Step 9. Spoon the sauce over the enchiladas. Make sure to wiggle the enchiladas around just a little to get the sauce in between them.

Step 10. Spread the cheese on top and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese melts really good on the top.

Remove from oven and ENJOY!

Leave a comment and let me know how you like them :)

Favorite Movies: The Color Purple

There are some nights after I get off work that I can't sleep. I work until 11:00pm so normally, I don't go to bed until 2 or 3 in the morning, get a few hours sleep and go back into work at 3pm. A couple of nights ago, I went to bed around 2am and turned on the TV. The Color Purple was playing and I immediately hit the "record" button, knowing I would fall asleep and not get to watch the whole movie.

The story is one I'm sure you're all familiar with - inseparable love, unwavering dedication and persistence over the long-haul of life has mysterious fate has chosen you for.

Each time I watch this movie, I'm reminded of many things from my past - most good and some very bad - but through it all, there's been one constant in my life that helped me out of some dark spots.

My family.

My sister, J, is a constant source of inspiration. She raised me and my brother while mom was working 2 jobs most times to keep us going. She's headstrong, passionate, dedicated and completely unwavering for her family. She is most definitely the wind beneath my wings and has brought me through a lot in my life. J is my guardian angel and I thank the Maker that she is in my life.

My family takes care of me everyday because not a day goes by that I don't think about the many events I've missed out on in their lives and how their words and actions inspire me to be a better person. I'm 48 now and have to say that my own family keeps my spirits up and they make me proud every day to be where I am in life.

Our circle is a tight one and I'm thankful to the Lord above that I have a family that surrounds me with song, joyful laughter and daily challenges to rise above. Hope you can say the same about your own. :)

Have a wonderful day!