Sunday, May 18, 2008

RED ENCHILADAS

Holly said her husband married her because of her Toffee Cookies and I'm pretty sure my husband married me because I made him enchiladas. So - if you want to catch a husband (or if you already have one and want to make him happy - and not THAT way) make him these. They're easy and good!



(Makes 2-3 dozen enchiladas - sauce freezes well.)


Soften 2-3 dozen corn tortillas (or amount of your choice) in hot oil, just until soft. Do not fry crisp. Absorb excess oil with paper towels and set aside while making the sauce.


Sauce:

1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. flour


Heat oil over medium-high heat in heavy 3-4 quart saucepan. Add flour, stirring constantly with whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes to thoroughly cook the flour. Add:


4 c. chicken broth (heat it first and it will thicken quicker)


Quickly stir in the broth and stir constantly until thick and smooth. Add:


1 t. garlic salt
1 t. onion salt
1 t. cumin powder
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. dried leaf oregano
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
*1 14 oz. container "Bueno" frozen red chile sauce (comes in mild or hot - use mild)
Cook, stirring until chile sauce is melted, stirring constantly over medium heat.


*This sauce comes frozen and is found in the freezer section of the grocery store. No need to defrost it- just put the frozen container into the hot mixture and stir until it melts.


Place small amount of sauce in bottom of baking dish. If rolling your enchiladas, place 1-2 T. grated cheese, or any meat of your choice in middle of tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in dish and continue. Cover with sauce and then 1-2 cups of grated shredded Mexican blend cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is melted. If you want to make casserole style, lay tortillas side by side in your baking dish; cover with sauce and cheese and repeat ending with cheese. Bake as above.

6 comments:

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

A way to a man's heart is definitely thru his stomach! I have been looking for a red enchilada recipe for a long time. Thank you for sharing!! Can't wait to try these and make Ryan fall in love with me all over again!

Rachel Cunningham said...

I finally found the red chile paste! After two Fry's, they had it on Gilbert and Baseline. I am making these tonight with spanish rice for our American Idol watching!

Bonnie said...

Rach, how did your enchiladas turn out? Hope you had a FUN Idol party. Let me know and hope they were good.

Rachel Cunningham said...

We loved the enchiladas! I put beef in them and the sauce was so yummy. LOVED the Idol finale!! What a great season. Both Davids were so cute and nice and will be so successful.

Our Grand Central Station said...

Thanks for sharing your enchilada sauce recipe. I'm going to try it out this week. I've been looking for a good one for years, and this one sounds great. Love your site girls.

Our Grand Central Station said...

Oh- it's Sherry Harmon if you are wondering who this is. I found your site somehow a while back and talked to Bonnie via email. It's fun to keep it touch now and again.

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