Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Father's Day

This Father's Day was our first one as a family, and Brians first as a dad. We have been renovating our new house so he has been working day and night to get it done. I wish I could say he took Father's Day off but once that man gets a project going you have to literally pry him away. He lovess my mexican cooking. Loves it! So I figured this was a great way to lure him away, if just for dinner and to spend some family time. His parents, sister and my brother also joined us for dinner. I made enchiladas the way my grandma always made them! Not exactly Dukan but hey its a holiday everyone deserves to splurge on holidays :)

The little princess on her first Fathers Day as well! She is already 4 months old. I just cannot believe it. There will be a four month post on Friday after we visit the doctor for her shots :(

Traditional Enchiladas
Makes 4 servings 
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 Tbs veggie oil
- 1 packet Ortega Taco Seasoning
- 3/4 cup water
- 12 Corn Tortillas
- 2 bags Mexican Blend Cheese
- 2 cans of El Paso Enchilada Sauce
- Shredded lettuce, Sour Cream, Olives (for toppings)

Brown the meat in a skillet. While its browning, warm the oil in another skillet. Place one corn tortilla at a time in the warm oil. You dont want to crisp the tortilla, just make it soft enough to roll without tearing. After the meat is cooked, drain it and throw it back in the pan with the taco seasoning and water, bring up heat to medium high and let thicken. Preheat your oven to 350 and grab a 9x11 casserole dish. Open one of the cans of enchilada sauce and pour it in the bottom. Take a tortilla, scoop the meat in the center. Just a small spoonful will do. You don't want to overstuff these. Add some cheese and roll. You want to roll like a burrito without closing the sides. After all the tortillas are full pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top. We like them really saucy so I always make sure every inch is covered. Add some cheese on top and place in the oven for 15-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve with some mexican rice and beans and put lettuce, olives and sour cream on top! Delish!!

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