Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Mexican concoction

I had a pound of ground beef in my fridge just calling my name. I decided to make something Mexican out of it but I had no clue what. I never had time to search for any recipes so I just threw some stuff together and called it dinner. It turned out awesome!

Beef and Rice Enchiladas

(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights )

8 flour tortillas (medium sized)
1 pound ground beef
2.5 cups seasoned rice (I cheated and used a pack of Lipton Sides "Taco Rice" and it was pretty tasty)
1-2 cups Mexican blend cheese
1 can (10oz) enchilada sauce
2-3 Tbls sour cream (optional)

1) Cook and season ground beef and prepare rice.
2) Warm the tortillas (I like to place them over the flame on my gas range for about 5-10 seconds on each side).
3) If desired, mix the can of enchilada sauce with the sour cream.
4) Put enough sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish so the tortillas will not stick. And preheat the broiler.
5) Assemble the enchiladas; lay out the tortilla and put down a bit of cheese, then some rice, then some ground beef, then a bit more cheese and some of the sauce. Roll up tight and place into the dish seam side down. Repeat this for the rest of the tortillas.
6) When they are all in the dish cover them with the sauce (amount to your liking) and top with cheese. Broil for ~10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Taco Seasoning

1 Tbls chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

Mix together all ingredients and store in airtight container.
Use within 6 months for best flavor.


Mary Ellen said...

They look beautiful! I've only made chicken enchiladas - I'll have to try beef next.

Jessica said...

Yum!! I love stuff like this. I bet DH would love it if I made him beef enchiladas! Thanks!

Kayte said...

oh wow! they look amazing, Amber! i wanna come eat at your house!

Carrie said...

YUM!!! Looks great! Good job throwing stuff together.

Laura said...

Wow, these look great! I too have only tried chicken. Will definately try these, thanks!

Laura said...

Wow, these look great! I too have only tried chicken, so I will definitely have to give beef a try. Thanks!

Ashley said...

Amber those look yummy and now I want enchiladas. Hmm do I have the stuff at home.

Deborah said...

I do that often with burritos and enchiladas. Both are hard to mess up and are a great way to use up items in your fridge!

Deborah said...

Mmm... meat, sour cream and cheese, what else do you need??? :)

Julie said...

Amber I made these tonight and they were delish! I cheated & used Lipton Spanish rice, wow did it pack some heat!