Whatcha cookin’ Babe? These are the words I always here from my husband when he comes home while I’m in the middle of cooking supper. Unfortunately, those times are getting fewer and farther between nowadays. Our two kids are getting older and involved in more activities, I’ve taken on the roll of cheer sponsor at my school, and we both teach in different towns from each other as well as from where we live. Life is hectic, but I am living it up because I know that when my children are grown and out of school our evenings will be much more calm and probably boring.
When I do cook, I tend to make the same few dishes. Why? Because they are GOOD. lol! I decided to link up with my friend Deanne Davis with First Grade and Fabulous and her “What’s Cooking Wednesday.” But it’s not Wednesday you might say….. I know….. just roll with it. Call me the “Going Rogue Blogger.” lol! I can call it “The Hungry Girl Thursday.” lol! That didn’t sound good, but oh well.
Here is one of my favorite recipes. I haven’t made it in awhile, so I was really anxious to make it tonight for supper. This recipe is from a family friend, Phyllis, from way back when. I can remember countless Saturday nights at their house or ours listening to her and her husband along with my parents laughing and yelling while playing cards. She had submitted this recipe into a cookbook that my old high school made for our town’s centennial celebration. I have used that cookbook more than ANY cookbook I’ve ever had. It’s one of those that when you see the name of the person that submitted it, you know that it is going to be amazing.
The recipe I am posting about today is an easy recipe for making enchiladas. These enchiladas are yummy goodness filled with cheese and topped with a browned hamburger and Ro-Tel mixture. I know that enchiladas are supposed to be made with corn tortillas, but I love flour tortillas better. You can make it either way, it’s your preference. I’ll give you all the pretty pictures and directions and then give you the recipe at the bottom of the post.
Here are the ingredients
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (I always forget to do this at first and then I have to wait forever). I start browning the ground beef (I know… I bought the cheap stuff, but I’ve got to save money somewhere) and salt it to your liking. I know that some of the beef was still pink in the picture below ….. I wasn’t finished….
While the beef is browning, I chopped up the 1/2 cup of green bell pepper and the 1/2 cup of onion.
Next I combined the browned ground beef, 1/2 cup green bell pepper, 1/2 cup onion, 1 can enchilada sauce, and 1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes in a bowl.
Next I fixed the tortillas. I use a platter to fold on (notice the Fire King Jadite platter). The amount of cheese you use is totally up to your liking. I, myself put a ton of cheese in mine while my mother dear would hardly put any (“It’s too cheesy” she’d say). I got about eight out of the ten tortillas rolled using one package of the cheese.
I got ten enchiladas to fit.
Then I evenly topped the enchiladas with the mixture I made earlier. I finished the preparation by sprinkling some of the remaining cheese on top.
Lastly I covered the dish with foil and baked for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
That’s it! They are yummy yummy good for your tummy! By the way, the Ro-Tel makes it very spicy so if you want it milder make sure you buy the mild Ro-Tel. I like mine hot and spicy though.
Here is a picture of that dear friend Phyllis (isn’t she so pretty!) holding me when I was little. Notice the giant candy cane they gave me. Even back then they could bribe me with sweets. lol! Thank you Phyllis for sharing this enchilada recipe!
Click here or on the image below to get a printable copy of this recipe!
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