Monday, September 24, 2007

Fun Monday Food Time

Fun Monday from the Food Snob...

"I want to see your favorite recipe, be it either because your grandmother wrote it, it's the easiest thing you can slap together that everyone likes, it makes you feel healthy, it's cheap, etc. You don't have to make it (although you could if you want) but let us see the index card, cookbook, printed paper from the web, and why it's a favorite in your house. If you have a lot, just pick one, I know I'll have to!"

As all of you know, I love to cook. And most of my recipes are off the internet where I have them printed and put into a binder. Coming up with my favorite is hard, but I thought I would show you guys this one, a favorite of all the family (yes, including Ray) and it is one of my make ahead meals...you can make it the night before and you can also freeze it for later use.

Enchilada Casserole, from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:
· 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
· 1 onion, chopped
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
· 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
· 1 teaspoon ground cumin
· 2 teaspoons chili powder
· salt to taste
· 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
· 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a deep dish pie plate; set aside. 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink; drain fat. Return to the heat and push the meat and onion to the sides of the pan. Add the garlic to the center of the pan and cook briefly. Stir the beef and onion together with the garlic.
3. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, cumin, chili powder and salt to taste. Mix well and allow to thicken slightly.
4. Spoon a thin layer of the beef mixture onto the bottom of the pie plate. Begin layering the tortilla, beef mixture, then cheese, ending with a final layer of cheese on the top.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

24 comments:

Happy Working Mom said...

That looks awesome!!! I'm printing it out right now! I might even have some ground beef in in the freezer...

frannie said...

I *love* allrecipes.com!

it has saved me several times!

theotherbear said...

Sounds very interesting, have never made anything like this! I'll have to try it!

Blue Momma said...

Yummm. Another good one and without one vegetable for me to leave out!

My list of recipes to try is growing exponentially!

Lisa said...

I love things that I can make in one pot, thank you!
(And thanks for posting.)

Lost A Sock said...

Ooh yum! I'll have to try that one out.

Julie said...

Sounds yummy. But that would require me to cook!

dawn said...

I love this recipe. It falls under our one pan meals we make on Tuesdays before phys ed, so the dishes can be stacked and all we have left is one pan. Thanks for reminding me of another meal to put on the menu plan. In fact, maybe we will have that for supper tomorrow evening.

Kaytabug said...

Oh yum! I love allrecipes!! I will have to try this one out!

susan said...

That looks sooooo good!

Edie C said...

Mmmmm.... I'm going to have to try this. And yes, you've inspired me to develop my own recipe book! ;)

Robinella said...

That does look yummy. I use that recipe site too. I'm still trying to get my kids to like mexican. Cheese quesadillas and chips and salsa is their limit right now.

wolfbaby said...

yum im going to have to print this one out as i think my hubs will love it!!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Yummy, Mexican. You know we Texans consider this the 5th food group. I'll certainly have to try it.

Pam said...

Yummy! That looks great- I am going to try this one!

Willowtree said...

I'm keeping this one. It's brilliant, took me a while to catch on that you don't have to roll the tortillas. You could call it Mexican Lasagne.

Robin said...

I was thinking lasagna, too. This has a real possibility for being a recipe EVERYONE in my family would eat (unlike the squash casserole I posted). Great choice for a favorite with lots of appeal for many :).

SJ said...

Totally looks delicious!

Pamela said...

yum... I love anything that says mexican food.

lisa's chaos said...

That looks and sounds awesome! Think I might have to try that one.

Kelly M said...

sounds yummy! Maybe if I get up the nerve I will try to make it!! HAHA who am I kidding..it will probably never happen..but it was a good thought wasn't it? :)

ChrisB said...

I've bookmarked this and intend to make it soon as it looks very tasty :)

Debs said...

I must have me a go on this one! I looks sooooo gooooooood!!!!

Christine said...

Enchiladas are my favorite meal.
Thanks for the inspiration for what are we going to have for dinner tonight!!