Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I have been meaning to tell you...

We love, love Mexican food in this house. I have decided that corn chips, salsa, and guacamole counts as a meal. I eat sour cream with a spoon-yes I do!
I have been meaning to share with you our favorite, no fuss, no mess, Mexican dish that my mother has made for years.
If you are ever in the mood for Mexican, but you don't have a lot of time, this is the recipe for you. You can even double it, and stick on in the freezer.



Enchilada Casserole:
1 pkg corn tortillas
1 lb ground beef or turkey burger (browned)
1 pkg cheddar cheese, or 1 8 oz block of cheese, grated (I highly recommend grating it yourself, I think it tastes so much better!)
sour cream
Layer all ingredients, except sour cream, in a casserole dish. Start with the sauce, top off with the cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

You won't be disappointed. We always have corn chips, guacamole, and a yummy corn salad with it.
Corn Salad:
1 small bag frozen corn
1 can of black beans, drained really well
1/4 chopped purple onion
1/4 C. cilantro, chopped
Toss all ingredients, add a little olive oil, sea salt and vinegar.
If you try it, let me know how you like it.

27 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Looks yummy. We love mexican food too - and most times, it's quick.
Kris

Ashley said...

We love Mex food too. So easy and quick to make! Yum Yum!

Fran said...

That looks sooooooo good! Do you make your own guacamole? 'Cause I think that part is the yummiest.

Fran

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks delicious!! I agree with you Mexican food is the best and so easy to keep the ingredients on hand!

APA said...

Thank you, thank you! It's not unusual for us to snack daily on salsa and chips...sour cream those times we make nachos. This recipe looks delicious. I think I'll print it out for that next Mexican craving!

Elise said...

That sounds delicious!!
Elise

miss chris said...

This looks delish... if only hubs would eat mexican..... *grumble*

Java Mama said...

I too love Mexican food and my love for it increases every year. My mom has made a casserole similar to yours since I was small. I have changed mine to the green enchilada sauce and chicken, but the rest has stayed the same. Her secret (I sometimes use it too) is to add a can of cream of chicken soup which makes it creamy and thickens it up. Your dinner plate looks yummy!

Cassidy said...

Yum. I have a similiar corn/black bean salsa. Thank you for the glove info! I tried with my machine and must have done something wrong, I will go and try again!!! Thanks again.

Jenna said...

I also LOVE Mexican food!! I used to live out in New Mexico and I miss the food (I don't miss the weight I gained 50lbs while I lived out there thankfully I lost it) Thanks for the recipes I will be sure to try the corn salad!!

dana said...

Sounds like something I'd love! And I couldn't agree more about grating cheese. It DOES taste better that way. I've been telling my mom for years...but she just doesn't listen and always has a costco bag of frozen cheese in her freezer.
Oh well.
Thanks for posting!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

tomorrow night is my husbands birthday and we always have Mexican....I was needing a salad to go with my Enchiladas and rice and this corn salad looks wonderful Thanks ;) Thanks for entering the bloggy give away too :)

Renee said...

I'll have to try this soon, thanks!

Hanna said...

Thanks, we love mexican food too!

lucky knitter said...

Mmmm... sounds and looks delicious! I will have to try this. I love Mexican food!!!

Gretchen said...

That looks awesome! I'm totally trying it

beki said...

Yum, this is definitely going on my list.

a friend to knit with said...

i could eat mexican food everyday. i LOVE it, too.

Suzanne said...

Yep, I'm making this for sure!

Steph said...

Mmmmm....

I lived in NM for 7 years and became a great fan of New Mexican food - which is like Mexican, but with green chiles smothered over everything. Oh, how I miss that!

The Halyburtons said...

Am I loosing my mind? I can't seem to find if you included the sauce in the recipe. This looks great and I would love to make it, but I can't seem to follow the recipe. I think I am loosing my mind! How many cans of sauce? Do you layer it like this...sauce, tortillas, meat, then cheese? do you only layer each once? or do you do it multiple times? Sometimes I wonder where my head is.

angie said...

We love Mexican food here, too. I especially want to try the corn salad. Will let you know what we think asap. :)

FinnyKnits said...

Yes. I will make this.

Lawdy. That looks good.

amandajean said...

mmm, that looks delicious! I love mexican food, too. thanks for sharing your recipe.

TD wool design said...

omg. thanks for this. sounds awesome. it will happen here this weekend! have a good one :) ps. love the robe - super to snuggle in!

KnitPastis said...

This looks so good! Going on my list to cook. Love sour cream very much:)

Porchlight Interiors said...

I'm definately trying this recipe, my boys love Mexican food and I'm always on the lookout for new variations - looks delicious! Tracey x