Friday, July 13, 2012

Beef Enchiladas

We are having dinner guests over tonight, and not just ANY dinner guests, it's the preacher who married my hubby and I a little over 5 years ago and his precious wife!  I wondered what in the world to make and after much consideration (and consultation with Mom of course) I decided Mexican it was.  But I didn't want to do just any Mexican, I wanted to go all out.  Sooooo, with that being said this will be the first installment of weekly posts for recipes and step by step instructions on how to make an authentic, yummy and (sometimes) easy Mexican dinner at home!
Cheesy Beef Enchiladas
Step 1:  Prepare the beef
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 package enchilada seasoning (lowers head in shame because I haven't figured out how to make this myself)
1 large onion (chopped)

Brown the ground beef, add onions just before beef is fully cooked.  Cook until onions are tender and the meat is fully cooked.
Drain the meat/onion mixture
Add enchilada mix and water called for on package
Heat on medium high heat until sauce is incorporated and starts to thicken

Step 2: Prepare tortillias
14 corn tortillas
Vegetable oil

In a small frying pan place a SMALL amount of oil in the bottom of the pan, heat on medium.  Heat the tortilla for only 5-10 seconds, flip

I like to take a saucer and turn it upside down on top of a plate

And place the tortilla on top of the saucer so that any excess oil can drain from it!  I can't take credit for this BRILLIANT idea, it came from my step dad! 
Next you simply spoon about a tablespoon or so of the meat mixture into the tortilla and roll .  Place the rolled enchiladas into a 9X13 pan

Step 3: Prepare the cheese sauce
1 block Velveeta
1 can chopped green chilies
1 can pimentos
1 can evaporated milk
1 can cream of chicken soup

Simply combine the ingredients into a sauce pan and heat on medium heat until all the cheese is melted

Now simply pour cheese sauce over the rolled enchiladas and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes until heated through and enjoy! YUMMMOOO!!!

Stay tuned for next week homemade refried beans... sooooo easy and soooooo much better than canned!

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