Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beef Enchiladas with Homegrown Green Beans

I had ground beef in the freezer and wanted to make something other than tacos. I did some googling and decided to make beef enchiladas.

I found a recipe for beef enchiladas that pointed to a recipe for enchilada sauce. I thought it was tasty.

I also fixed the green beans we picked from the garden. A strange combination but it was good.


Beef Enchiladas
found on a google search at this site
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • enchilada sauce
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350.

Brown beef, onions & garlic. Pour off grease. Season with salt & pepper. Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.

Pour cup of enchilada sauce in a shallow dish. Dip tortillas in sauce, coating both sides. Spoon beef mixture in center of tortilla. Roll up tortilla and place seam down in 13 x 9 casserole dish. Bake covered for 15 minutes.

Spoon remaining enchilada sauce on top of enchiladas. Top with shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for additional 10 minutes.

Top with chopped cilantro & sour cream.

Enchilada Sauce
found on a google search at this site
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Add onion & garlic, saute until soft. Add tomato sauce & spices. Cover and simmer approx 30 minutes.

EGreen Beans
from a friend
  • 1 lb green beans
  • butter
  • chicken stock or water
  • salt & pepper
Melt butter in saute pan. Saute green beans in butter for 3-4 minutes. Add chicken stock (approx 1/4 cup.) Cover pan and let steam for 3-4 minutes. Add salt & pepper.

The enchilada sauce recipe went with cheese enchiladas. It said to fry the tortillas. The beef recipe didn't call for it. I don't like crunchy corn tortillas but I didn't want to fry my corn tortillas to soften them. I sprayed them with cooking spray and baked them at 350 for a few minutes. It worked perfectly.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I have some ground beef in the freezer, too - so this will be a great way to use some of it up!