Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Whole Enchilada

Here's another great recipe from Lyz!  If you like spicy food, here you go......

Sauce: This makes a TON of sauce, but that is how I like my enchiladas (it also makes about two pans of enchiladas). You could easily half it if that is not how you roll.

3 Tablespoons oil
1 Large onion ,chopped fine
4-5 medium cloves garlic , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
6 tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons ground coriander
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 cans tomato sauce (8 ounces each)
1 cup water
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups sharp cheddar
20 6-8" flour tortillas

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering but not smoking, about 2 minutes; add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, salt, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce and 1 cup water. Bring to simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until flavors have melded, about 8 minutes.

While sauce is simmering, brown 2 pounds of ground beef.

Pour sauce mixture through medium-mesh strainer into medium bowl, pressing on onions to extract as much sauce as possible; set sauce aside.

Mix onions and a little of the sauce with ground beef - fill desired amount of tortillas and top with sharp cheddar cheese. Roll up and place in 9x13 baking pan. Cover with sauce.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cover with remainder of sharp cheddar cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mama Mia, That's Italian!

The recipes keep coming in!  This one is from Lyz of Minnesota.  Lasagna is another one of my favorites. (Recipe Mom is part Italian!) I'm going to have to be sure and try this one....Yum!

Creamy Lasagna
2 pounds ground beef
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt (I used Crazy Janes mixed salt cuz that's all I had)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package (8ounce) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
4 green onions, chopped
1 package oven ready lasagna noodles

1-cook meat over med heat until no longer pink, drain.  Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 15 min.  In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add sour cream, 1 cup cheddar cheese and onions; mix well

2-Spread about 1/2 cup meat sauce into9x13 baking dish.  place 3 noodles on top.  Top with 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture and about 2/3 cup meat sauce.  repeat layers twice.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over each.

3- bake at 350 for 25-30 mins or until bubbly and heated through.  Let stand 15 min before cutting.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Unbelievable Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a recipe given to me by my grandmother several years ago.  She gave me a cookie first, and after I tasted it she asked how I liked it.  "It's good", I said.  "It's made without flour", she said. "That's unbelieveable!" was my response.  Strangely enough, the recipe was actually called Unbelieveable Peanut Butter Cookies.  So easy, so little mess, and very tasty!  Enjoy  :)

Unbelievable Peanut Butter Cookies

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix ingredients and roll into balls the size of walnuts.  Place on cookie sheet and press down with a fork.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

That's all there is to it!  Please comment and let me know how you liked them if you decide to try this recipe!