First, brown about 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef with 1/2 pound of pork sausage. I start every ‘beef’ dish this way. And Stevie says, “You know it’s gonna be a good day when you leave for work and beef is browning on the stove”. Yes, you do.
Next, we’re gonna make a roux. Making a roux is essential to nearly everything I cook, so don’t let me lose you yet. Melt a stick of butter in a large pot, then add 3 drizzles of olive oil. Sorry for the inexactness but that’s just how I cook. Then add equal parts flour. So, I’d probably add a little over 1/2 cup since we’re using 1/2 c. butter. Cook that for about a minute until the flour starts to brown. You just made a roux.
Add to the roux the following items: a few generous shakes of Worchestershire sauce, 2 T. cumin powder, 2 heaping T. of garlic and herb seasoning (I buy mine at Sam’s and it’s salt free…I use it in EVERYTHING), salt, pepper, 1/2 t. dried red pepper, 1/2c. chicken or beef stock, 2c. milk and stir. Then add the cheese. I buy the cheese I’ve shown below. It works best for queso dip and for my beef enchilada soup (which is this same recipe with a lot more stock and milk) and for this. I buy one block with jalapenos and one without….but if you like a lot of heat, get both with. I chop the cheese up into blocks and then add it in and let it melt.
I then add a can of black beans, 1 small bag of frozen corn that I’ve thawed in the microwave, and a can of drained diced tomatoes. Drain the black beans too, BTW. Then finish it with a generous tablespoon or two of honey. I add honey to everything I make as well. It balances the flavors nicely. Now taste it. It may need more salt, cumin, heat (red pepper), garlic. I always end up adding a little more of this and that at the end.
Then take your flour tortillas generously fill them with the beef mixture. I use regular burrito-size ones and it usually takes 1 1/2 packages of them. I just keep making them until the beef runs out and usually I have enough to share with another family. I keep those aluminum containers on hand so that if I take food to someone else, they don’t have to bother with returning anything. Then I spoon a little of the mixture on top of the enchiladas and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Serve with chopped cilantro, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa.
The dog will sit at your feet and beg…..
The children will come runnin’ and invite friends…..(We were glad you joined us for dinner, Morgan)
And if you’re feeling overly ambitious and naughty, you can make this Chocolate Chip Pound Cake that I made yesterday. A sure sign you’ve thrown in the towel on your resolutions. Enjoy!
And I know what you’re thinking, it was supposed to be beef stew. Well what if I want to do a video tutorial? Give me some time. And a Food Network kitchen. And stay tuned this weekend for more on the laundry room. God bless you all for your most encouraging comments. We are all doing much better! You’re the best blogger friends a girl could ask for.
wow it looks so good!
Edie it is not even 8 am and you are making me want an enchilada for breakfast! Do What?
Love love love the stretch! Pictures look awesome!
Sandy Toes says
Wow…those enchiladas look very yummy even at 8 am!
I am giving you several crowns for this meal, and I didn’t even get to taste it! I will be making this for superbowl sunday – thanks for the pictures/tutorial!!
Love the stretched blog with the big photos – love it!
Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam says
Oh yes….one of our favorites…off to put queso cheese on the shopping list. 🙂
top o’ the mornin’ to ya, edie! love the photos-the one of your sweet baby (who-gulp-is not really a baby anymore!) from yesterday and of the puppy today… we need to do a snap-happy day…ya know, just walk around somewhere and take lotsa photos… maybe in the spring when the flowers are out at some park? anyway, have a great day!
Yep, I am making it and now I’m hungry… and the cake, just what I want this morning I am still so tired.
Oh gees!!!! Now I want Mexi for breakfast HEHE. Thanks for the recipe I will be making that this weekend. Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!
sounds yummy. you should link to it at whereverforever.com ‘s tasy tuesdays too!
Oh yum! We’ll be trying this one soon:-)
Musings of a Homeschooling Mom says
Those look DELICOUS!!! I’ve never seen that queso cheese. Is it a white cheese? I’ve been looking forever for a cheese similar to what our local mexican restaurants use and I have failed to find it. If I could find that, there’d be no reason to go back to the restaurants! Could you share your sourdough jalepeno cheddar bread recipe? Thank you for this recipe!
Hi there! I’m following Mr. Linky from the Inspired room. Your meal looks scrumptious!
Mylanta! It’s like a Yummy Pretty Party at your house.
I want to come over.
Dana and Daisy says
the eatin’ is good at your house! thanks for the recipe!
Melissa @ The Inspired Room says
Your home must be the best place to eat ever!!! You make me want to cook something yummy today.
Set the table for six more and round up some chairs, because the Kroekers are totally coming over to eat that food, pet that sweet dog, and gobble up that cake!
Thanks for participating in Food on Fridays in such a delightful post!
Hi! I'm Kirsten... says
YUM!!!!!!! Edie, you are a blessing straight from Heaven. I was wondering what to make for dinner tonight and while I felt like Mexican there wasn’t anything that fit in my recipes.
I’ll let ya know how it turns out 🙂
Homekeeping Heart says
Skipped over from The Inspired Room.
Your enchilada look really yummy!
That cake looks incredible, my mouth is watering and my stomach is seriously growling! Now stop all the painting nonsense and give me some comment love, my blog misses you. You’re like my thinner, prettier and much wiser, big sis. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the finished laundry room.
Kim @ Forever Wherever says
You did a great job with the photos! It sounds wonderful! We have a Tasty Tuesday blog party…come on by one day! It sure looks like you know how to cook! 🙂
We always make chicken enchiladas, but I think beef ones might be a good change. I made a similar chocolate-chocolate chip bundt cake for my boys just yesterday.
Oh man…does that EVER look SOOO good! I want me some of that!!!
Kim @ Forever Wherever says
Thanks for joining the party! You brought our kind of food!
Thanks for sharing this. It looks so yummy and I love the idea it makes enough to share.
Thanks for sharing. My eldest daughter (14 yrs) made a variation of your enchiladas for dinner tonight. She did not use corn or honey. She used ground turkey, 1 can of Rotel, and Tillamock Mexican blend cheese. She was a little nervous about cooking w/o measurements and the roux scared her a bit. She managed and it was divine.
Pax – Lena