Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Homemade Beef Enchilada's & Sauce

I am a lover of Mexican Food!
I really could eat it at least once a week.
Taco's, Burritos, Tamales, 
Enchiladas!!! YUM!
With that being said, I am not a big fan
of the store bought Enchilada sauce.
To me they all taste of to much 
chili power with a ton of grease.
So I was on the hunt for a GREAT
sauce recipe. Then I remembered My Mom
made her own when we were growing up.
(why it took me so long to remember this,
I have NO idea!)

You can make this in as big of a batch as
you desire! I am thinking of making a huge batch
 up and then canning it to have on hand!

Homemade Enchilada Sauce
2 (15oz.) Tomato Sauce
4 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 C. White Onion~ minced
1/8 tsp. Garlic~ minced
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 TBSP. Olive Oil
1/2 C. Water

Mix all on the ingredients in a 
sauce pan, simmer for 15 minutes.

Homemade Beef Enchilada's
1.5 lbs of Lean Hamburger
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Onion Salt
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/2 C. White Onion ~ diced
1 (4oz.) Green Chili's~*Optional
2 doz. Corn Tortilla's
2 C. Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
Oil for Frying

Brown the meat with all of the seasonings
along with the onion and chili's until
no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease.
Soft Fry corn tortilla's in hot oil,
place them on paper towels to blot
off any oil.
I like to make an assembly line
with all the components. Start by
dipping the fried tortilla in your
homemade sauce, place a heaping spoonful
of meat in the center.Sprinkle with cheese.
Roll up and place in a baking dish seam
side down. Repeat.
Pour remaining sauce over the top
of the rolled enchilada's.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Top with sour cream or any other toppings
you like. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the sauce my parents used to make. Delicious! Glad I found you. (BT)

Carolina HeartStrings said...

The perfect dinner. I will be right over. Looks so delicious.

cajunann said...

I know these would be better with corn tortillas, but how do you think flour tortillas would be? My husband got a huge pkg of FT free at the store & I'm trying to find recipes to use them up. Even though they were free, I hate to be wasteful by throwing them away. Enjoy your site very much!

Larks Country Heart Harrington said...

Cajanann, Yes I have made them with Flout tortilla's they are great. My family just prefers Corn. Go ahead and give it a try.

Laurie Reyes said...

I am so happy to see a recipe using homemade enchilada sauce instead of canned enchilada sauce! As I was reading the ingredients for the sauce I thought maybe a person could add a small amount of beef broth granules to the water... what do you think about that? I was wanting to use up some homemade tortillas I purchased from a local restaurant so enchiladas it is!!!

Larks Country Heart Harrington said...

Laurie, you sure can! I am sure it would just at that much more to the flavor!

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