April 18, 2010

ENCHILIDAS BEEF & BEAN WITH MEXICAN RICE


 
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion, diced
1 lg. can refried beans or pinto beans, soaked & cooked
1 pkg. corn tortillas (12)
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 (12 oz.) pkg. cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce or paste
2 c. water
1 clove garlic, minced (powder, optional)
1/4 c. onion, diced (powder optional)
dash of salt
2 to 4 tbsp. chili pepper (chili powder optional)
cornstarch, enough to thicken slightly
1 c. long grain rice
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 c. tomato sauce
2 c. water
Sauté 1 pound of hamburger until brown, then drain well. add 1/2 to 1 package of taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water; simmer 15 minutes. While simmering, dice 1 medium onion, heat 1 large can refried beans. Cook 12 corn tortillas in oil, just until soft. dab excess oil with paper towel. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons hamburger on the edge of each tortilla. add 2 tablespoons or so beans on top of hamburger. Sprinkle with onions and Cheddar cheese. Fold over 1 edge and roll up. place in oblong cake pan.
Sauce:
Place 2 cups water in small saucepan. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons red chili pepper or chili powder; bring to a boil. Add 1 clove garlic minced or a sprinkling of garlic powder and 1/4 cup chopped onion or a pinch of onion powder and a dash of salt.Simmer 10 minutes. Stir in 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce or paste to desired thickness. Pour over enchiladas.
Sprinkle remaining cheese and onions over top.
Bake at 350°F degrees for 15 minutes or cheese is melted. makes 12 enchiladas.
Mexican Rice:
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. long grain rice
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
2 c. water
1/2 to 1 c. tomato sauce
Melt butter in skillet. Add long grain rice, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin; sauté over medium heat just until brown. Add 2 cups water and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes.

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