Monday, May 3, 2010

Steak and Rice Enchiladas

I'm on a real Mexican kick, apparently. I've had the tamales, the Mexicanized shakshuka, that burrito wrap thing and the green chili enchiladas all within the past couple weeks. And that's just the stuff I've posted, I've made a couple things that I didn't get pictures of. Hope you're all not sick of it, we've got one more to go.

Enchiladas have an awesome stew-like kind of vibe in that you can use them to finish off all kinds of leftovers. When I made these I had a chunk of steak leftover from fajitas, two tortillas and some leftover rice pilaf so I figured I'd just whip something up with those. So I took those, some chunks of cheese, diced red onion, green chilies, some Mexican seasonings and mixed them up. Noodles was curious about what I was doing when I brought the bowl of filling over to the window for better light, but none of it was for her. Heh. I made a quick enchilada sauce with an eight ounce can of tomato sauce (I love those things), garlic, onion and some adobo seasoning and spread a bit on the bottom of a little casserole dish I have. Then I filled the tortillas up with lots of filling (no point in screwing around), rolled them up and dropped them in. The rest of the sauce on top, a goodly amount of cheese, some time in the oven and that's that. It came out pretty good, but the sauce needs a little work so I don't feel too bad about not having a recipe. I actually have been looking for a good red enchilada sauce, anyone have one they especially like and want to share?

32 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy! Great meal for Cinco de Maya!

Regan Jones said...

This is an oldie, but goodie Enchilada Sauce from Cooking Light in the 90s (might need a little more salt to taste): http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=614044

Hope that helps!

Regan Jones said...

I just remembered we had a new enchilada sauce on our site, too: http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/recipes/recipe.php?id=478

Hope one of these works for ya!

Angie's Recipes said...

Cheesy rolls! I love them, well, who doesn't??!!

Fallon said...

MM Love Mexican food!

Hungry Dog said...

Looks awesome. I'm not tired of your Mexican food kick! And I could never get tired of enchiladas. Love em.

Catherine said...

Looks incredibly delicious! Yummy!

Jeannie said...

Yum! Looks pretty good for something so easy, well the way you described it is easy though I suspect there's quite some dicing and chopping to be done! I have the same habbit of just throwing whatever's available and make a meal out of it!

CinnamonAndSass said...

Those look really good! My friend's mom always made cottage cheese enchiladas and they were oddly delicious!

Karen said...

Buy a can of enchilada sauce! LOL I haven't made enchiladas in a while -- I love turkey in them.

Barbara said...

That looks divine! All melted cheese. Yum.

Leslie said...

I dont think I could ever get sick of Mexican!

Wandering Coyote said...

Ooooh, I do love a good enchilada! I just use salsa for mine, though, or a store bought enchilada sauce. Sacrilege, I know!

Joanne said...

I'm going to have to predict that your subconscious has been infiltrated by the ghost of Cinco de Mayos past. Which is not a bad thing...

These look so cheesy and delicious! Love it.

Pocky said...

Looks awesome but you only made two?? What did the girlfriend eat? I know I wouldn't share. lol

I'm lazy. I buy the Juanita brand canned enchilada sauce. Not the best but it works.

Sage Trifle said...

We love Mexican cuisine too. I'm even making it tonight. My husband's favorite is enchiladas and I love your idea of making them with leftover bits.

Jenn said...

Enchiladas goodness with come classic fillings. Yum!!!!! I use tomato sauce for the sauce, too.

Sook said...

Wow, I love that you put rice in enchiladas. It's like burrito enchiladas! Yum!

. said...

HA! my cat does that too! he's like why are you carrying this plate of food over to the window all the time? LOLOL!! looks good though.

Holly said...

Looks yummy!!

The Duo Dishes said...

You must be all ready for Cinco de Mayo. Steak sounds like a winner.

Bridgett said...

How awesome! Last night I made shrimp and rice enchiladas...we must have been on the same wavelength. Yours look and sound delicious.

theUngourmet said...

Yum!Cinco de Mayo food! I love all Mexican food. My mom made enchiladas at least once a week when I was a kid. Tonight I made quesadillas.

Tangled Noodle said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with being on a real Mexican kick, especially since we get a virtual taste of it, too! Now, I'm really in the mood for something special for Cinco de Mayo . . .

noobcook said...

I love tomatoes and cheese, this is the perfect wrap. I can have it any time of the day.

Dajana said...

I'd certainly love to prepare Mexican food more often, but my husband won't let me. These enchiladas look and sound gorgeous.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I love enchiladas but don't make them often because Grumpy won't eat them without griping!

I have an awesome red enchilada sauce that I blogged a long time ago. Its the only recipe I ever use when I make them! http://www.grumpyshoneybunch.com/2008/06/you-sweet-talkerhoneyb.html

Lucy said...

I'm afraid I'm going to be no help with sauce ideas, but I can definitely say that the enchiladas look fabulous! Perfect easy dinner :)

pigpigscorner said...

Gosh, I miss these cheesy rolls!

Danielle said...

yum.....enchiladas never looked so easy!!

Pam said...

This is so good! Great dish! Noodles is a little nosy like mine, did he get a bite?

Ash said...

mmmmm...

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