Friday, September 9, 2011

Mexican dinner night

Recently we enjoyed a mexican cuisine night!  I had recently made salsa from our garden (which I realize I did NOT follow up with through the summer with pictures...).  I made our favorite recipe of Chicken Enchiladas and tried my hand at some homemade guacamole!  I barely got the pictures taken before we ate all this delicious food :)

The guac was especially exciting because I grew up on avocados mixed with a packet of guac mix (probably salt and some dried spices?!) and this guac, made with fresh avocado, onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and a bit of lemon juice was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I will definitely repeat!

Yummy Enchilada recipe from my mom
3c. enchilada sauce (recipe below)
2 c. chunked cooked chicken
1/2 c. sliced green onions
3/4 c. shredded cheddar
3/4 c. shredded monterey jack
1/4 c. sour cream
4 oz. can diced chiles (or fresh peppers from garden)
1/4 c. fresh cilantro
salt& pepper
10 6" corn tortillas/3 12" corn tortillas

Enchilada sauce:
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 - 14 oz can chicken broth
1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Prepare sauce: heat oil in large saucepan, stir in flour and chili powder.  Cook for 1 min.  Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl mix chicken, green onions, 1/2 c. cheddar, 1/2 c. monterey jack, sour cream, chiles & cilantro.  Stir in 1/2 c. enchilada sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.   Spray 9x13 baking dish.  Spread small amount in bottom of dish to just cover.  Spread chicken mixture in each tortilla and roll up.  Pour remaining sauce over and top with remaining cheese.  Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes.  Garnish with extra sour cream, sliced green onions and homemade guacamole! Serve with refried beans, spanish rice, and homemade salsa.

Homemade salsa! Made to taste with:
a LOT of garlic
garden salsa peppers

What are your favorite mexican dish recipes?

1 comment:

  1. Poor Jeff grew up loving Mexican food but married a woman who cannot tolerate the spiciness of it. So our Mexican nights are tacos with a little seasoning that I can handle and other Mexican stuff that Jeff can load on to his. The boys and I eat seasoned meat and cheese. Boring, I know! Crazy thing is that I even get sick eating in a Mexican restaurant even though I get burgers or regular tacos.