Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Enchiladas

I have touched on the topic a couple of times of looking for a different direction for the blog while my knee is healing and our fertility stuff is on hold. While searching different aspects I thought about filing the gap with recipes. I mean what makes people happier then food? Ok well there are a few things that make people happier then food but I'd like to share my family favorites.

Today I want to share my Enchiladas. The recipe is so simple and so yummy - you'll beg for seconds!

Here's what you'll need:
1 onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 can of chopped jalapeno's {or fresh} this is optional
1 can of black olives
1 pd of hamburger meat
1 can of enchilada sauce
1-2 cups of shredded cheese.
salt
pepper
Tortilla's
1 casserole dish

Preheat over to 325.
Cook the hamburger meat in a skillet until browned. {I add a little sage to the meat for extra flavor}
While meat is cooking start chopping. Cut up your onion, garlic, and black olives. Mix the chopped items into a bowl and add salt n pepper. Once the meat is cooked - drain the fat and add to the bowl with the chopped items. I add the jalapenos after I add the meat. Stir all the items together and add some enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the bowl - not all of it.

Now I know someone just thought umm jalapenos - yea not for kids. I gotcha!
I did mine two ways for the kiddos'. I mix all the ingredients - minus the jalapenos - and wrap them. Or you can take the hamburger meat & shredded cheese combine them in a tortilla and bake the same.  The six year old didn't like the mixture and the 3 yr old loved the mix. I ended up swapping the two enchiladas I made for the kids and everyone was happy. Go figure.

I like to buy the big tortilla's. So this allows me to add two big scoops into the tortilla and wrap it up. Keep doing this until the casserole dish is full.{I usually have to use two casserole dishes and it holds four to five per pan}. Once the tortillas are wrapped smoother the tortillas with enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake in the over for 15 - 20 minutes.


 *pictures provided were taken the next day I promise they look better right out of the oven. *

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