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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beef Enchilada Bake


I had everything in the house to make this dish, and I know from experience my wife loves the flavors of Tex-Mex food! I seasoned and browned 1lb. of ground beef, using more liquid than normal,, because I will drain the meat and have ready made enchilada sauce to pour on the enchiladas. I used small flour tortillas to wrap the meat, laying them seam side down in the oiled casserole dish- four fit perfectly! I poured the sauce over all, then topped with cheese. I also added some Jalapeno slices, which really kicked up the heat a bit! I baked them uncovered, until cheese was melted, and dinner was served..If it sounds simple- it is! All the classic flavors are there, and even had two left over...
Hopefully today I will pick up some fireworks for the 4th.. I always look forward to that!

55 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh Mrs Buff is such a lucky lady!:0

Kate said...

I love enchiladas! Only I make mine much more complicated. Hahaha! Yours are simple and yummy.

buffalodick said...

Ake- Sometimes she is, but puts up with a lot!
Kate- I went through my 200 ingredient stage, now I rely on spices and herbs to get the flavor I want...

Intense Guy said...

So wine goes good with this dish?

:) or was is Tequila?

Thanks for comment on the cor-ten steel.. I learnt me something today.

Brian Miller said...

mmm...T does a chicken enchilada like this...and sprinkles it with crushed doritos just to be bad..smiles.

buffalodick said...

I.G.- It was U.S. Steel or Bethlehem Steel that invented it. The lawsuits were huge! They field test in salt water for years now in a standardized test...

buffalodick said...

Brian- It is a very flexible dish- and so simple!

Heff said...

Delish !

Donna made homemade chillitoes last night, and I sliced up 5 of her chilled tomatoes and covered the chillitoes with them. Good Stuff !

Pam said...

Do you make your own enchilada sauce, or do have a favorite brand?

blueviolet said...

I love the addition of jalapenos.

buffalodick said...

Heff- What is a chillitoes? I'm sure it was tasty, but have never heard the term...
Pam- You can make your own the way I described..if you want thicker, add tomato paste!

Marjie said...

We set off fireworks on the 4th, too. It's fun at our friend's lake cottage, but great here, too. Thor stays inside and whimpers.

buffalodick said...

BlueV- These were pretty warm! We ended up with a good flavor, though..
Marjie- Our dog doesn't know what a pyro I am! We go to a lake, where friends host a party..I bring ribs!

Kris said...

mmm... anything with the word "bake" in it man!

The Good Cook said...

Now you have me hungry for Tex-Mex.. we have a great little restaurant around here that serves the best enchiladas, burritos, tacos and really COLD Cerveza.. hmmm.. maybe dinner out tomorrow night?

buffalodick said...

Kris- bake is a good way to finish an already cooked meal!
Good Cook- I will usually order something I have a hard time making- rellenos!

John McElveen said...

I LOVE how simple and quick most of your dishes are! This is perfect! And I'd bet it reheats well - as if there are any leftovers!!!

John

jolie-jordan said...

Oh my...YUM. Looks and sounds good.
I'd love these and simple sounds better each year. J-

Gloria said...

Buffalo thi enchilada look wonderful! huggs, gloria

buffalodick said...

John- People have gotten too caught up in the "sizzle and not the steak".. Great food is more dependent on a good cook, that separates the Bullsh*t from the buckwheat..
J.J.- Eat well, and simply..peasant food is great and done with less ingredients!
Gloria- Came out great, and didn't have to recreate the wheel!

intuitive eggplant said...

Looks like a delicious, simple dish just perfect for summertime, b.d.

Meanwhile, July Culinary Smackdown theme has been posted on my blog. Hope you'll join in the fun! Anyone is welcome to participate!

Jeff B said...

Like minds in like directions my friend. I made enchiladas a couple of days ago and am planning a post about them later tonight.

Totally different style from what I see.

I like the added jalapenos. I'm sure it gave it a nice little zip.

Chef E said...

Always a pleasing dish for me! I hate rolling them though, but worth it, 100%!

Looks good as always Buff-

buffalodick said...

Egplant- I'll be there!
Jeff- These are simple as they can be!
Chef- Easy- peasy!

Ily said...

The photo looks good...although it may be too spicy for my kids, I could try a milder version. I love Tex-Mex food!

Vickie said...

mmm, comfort food with all that cheese . . . I've eaten so much salad the past 3 weeks, I'm starting to get a twitchy nose. :P
(My garden is exploding)

Fireworks stands are going up all over the place here. We really "do up" the 4th here with fireworks on the lake. Fun bid-ness!

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Ruth said...

Yum! Just spicy enouth for me!

urban vegan said...

I don't make enough casseroles or "bake it and forget it" type dishes (Although we've been having a 90-degree/90% humidity heat wave for more than a week here!)

buffalodick said...

Ily- I really did make it a little hotter than intended!
Vickie- Decided to wait until next week..better deals closer to the 4th..
Visiter- Hello back!
Ruth- It hit the spot- the hot spot!
UrbanV- It comes and goes with me- last night it was a simple cheese omlette...

Helene said...

wow looks amazing! Can I request some low cal ideas?? Its bathing suit season after all! hehehe

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Heff said...

It's mexican slang for a small penis, apparently when I googled it for you, but it's REALLY a chilli/cheese burrito with a fried exterior wrap.

buffalodick said...

Helene- Low cal? Chew it a while, then spit it out! :)
Heff- Sounds like what we call here as a quesadilla...

Kate said...

Oh I love enchiladas too but it's a bit hot for spice at the moment.

Kate xx

John McElveen said...

Amen Bro-- Amen!!!!

J

buffalodick said...

Kate- An air conditioned house helps!
John- Simple way to have these flavors..

Realliveman said...

This looks and sounds amazing!

Ally said...

Oh man, this looks incredible. I'm not one for heat, but hubs totally is. You guys eat such yummy stuff that's not really on my diet. I'd have to do this with 94% lean beef, fat free cheese, etc. so not fun!

Beth said...

hey Uncle Buff!!! Im here! and Im commenting! ;)

sounds simple, but oh so good...I always order enchiladas when I go to a mexican place to eat...ALWAYS. they are my favorite. haven't made them in a long time either.....hmmmmm.....

buffalodick said...

R.L.L.- Really simple, with all the flavor you want!
Ally- The key to diets is less, not what you eat... I've lost 35-40 lbs. since first of the year, by portion control...
Beth- About time! You and Bina have been invisible..I miss you both!

Velva said...

Your simple enchilada bake sounds really good. I really like it because it would be perfect for a no-fuss meal during the week.

The 4th of July is just around the corner and the top of the closet is piled high with fireworks purchased in Tennessee last November. I have two sons and this is the highlight of the year-it definitely brings out the pyromania in them.

buffalodick said...

Velva- I agree it's simple and good..and fireworks have always been a passion of mine!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Yummy, lucky woman!
I know never to read yr blog when I'm hungry.......Now I'm starving!
Gypsy

buffalodick said...

Gypsy- Its simple food, but done well! My wife works a goofy schedule, so I try to fit in!

JihadGene said...

Very looong time good! Well worth swimming the Rio Grande, then climbing across the fence, and falling into Arizona over!!!

Chris said...

Enchiladas are some of my favorites! Do you have a preferred ready made enchilada sauce?

Jingle said...

fun treat!
Happy Weekend!

tattytiara said...

Ooh my boyfriend would love that.

Eternally Distracted said...

Enchiladas are my all time favourite. Yum!

buffalodick said...

Gene- Probably better in Mexico!
Chris- I usually make my own, but Old El Paso isn't bad..
Jingle- Some kind of home made pizza today..
T.T.- It's as easy as it sounds..
E.D.- Hadn't had them in a while..

sage said...

That looks good! As for the fireworks, my dog would like to take a chunk out of your leg :)

doggybloggy said...

chilito is a small chile - so hef is kinda right - secondly its a taco bell food - now in my spanish speaking family "chilito" relates to anything with some chile on it - for example "huevos chilitos" or eggs with a little chile....

buffalodick said...

sage- My dog hates them too!
DogB- I really had never heard the term before!

Lea Ann said...

Did you make your own enchilada sauce? Sounds yummy BD.

buffalodick said...

Lea Ann- Yes I did, at the same time I made the meat sauce...