Thursday, August 16, 2007

Enchilada tip

Those that know the Smith family, know that we LOVE enchiladas! Making them though can be time consuming and messy.

So here it know how it takes so long to fry the corn tortillas individually, but if you skip that step and just heat them in the microwave, you end up with really mushy enchiladas? My fabulous tip that I read is to take your corn tortillas and spray them individually with cooking spray/oil, put them on a cookie sheet and heat in a medium oven for a few minutes (like 3-4 minutes). The resulting tortillias will be softened and easy to work with and best of all, won't go all soggy. Saves time frying and maybe is a little healthier.

I tried it, and was pretty happy with my finished enchiladas....

Off to cook enchilada sauce!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Super Easy Hamburger Recipe

Really, it's pretty much like homemade hamburger helper, but hey, hamburger helper can be pretty tasty, right?

I like how this version has salsa and cheese in it...yummy!

Beef and Cheese Macaroni

1 lb lean ground beef
2 cups chunky salsa
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
8 oz process cheese spread (like Velveeta)

Brown meat in a large skillet; drain.

Add salsa and 1 3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil and then add macaroni. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 8 minutes or until pasta is just tender.

While pasta is cooking, cut cheese into small cubes. Add to skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until melted.

makes 6 servings.

(from Six Ingredients or Less, Families on the Go Cookbook)