Easiest Enchiladas

These enchiladas were ridiculously easy.  I just skipped the whole rolling up part and put enchiladas on the top and bottom of everything.  There is real cheese pictured here.  You could either use real cheese, skip the cheese altogether, or use a dairy free “cheese”. Ingredients: 1/2 bag of black beans, pre-cooked in crockpot (about … Continue reading “Easiest Enchiladas”


Spinach Enchiladas

Sometimes I get so focused on the main dish that I forget to make vegetables, so this time I put the veggies IN our enchiladas. Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef, cooked 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1 can Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce, 10 oz. can 1 can of rotel, 10 oz. Juice of … Continue reading “Spinach Enchiladas”

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

This is the last lonely enchilada.  I made several pans of them and remembered to take a picture right before I ate the last one!  I served these enchiladas to my family on Christmas Eve.  I did most of the prep ahead of time and just rolled them while the oven was heating up.  The … Continue reading “Beef and Bean Enchiladas”

Mexican Lasagna

Sometimes corn tortillas misbehave.  They just don’t want to roll and they keep breaking, especially if they aren’t as fresh as they once were.  Out of the ashes of broken tortillas arose this recipe.  May your tortillas serve you well until the last day of their expiration! (Like many Tex-Mex dishes, this is the same … Continue reading “Mexican Lasagna”

Cilantro Lime Rice in Rice Cooker

This evening I started rice in my rice cooker and about 10 minutes later realized what I really wanted was cilantro lime rice.  I googled for inspiration and didn’t find a recipe that exactly fit my needs.  My mother-in-law makes wonderful cilantro rice, but hers is stovetop and I was already past that point and … Continue reading “Cilantro Lime Rice in Rice Cooker”

Refried Beans

The name isn’t actually true.  I didn’t actually recook these.  They really should be “mashed and seasoned beans,” but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, and it is a highly unlikely google search.   Ingredients: 3-4 cups cooked and mashed pinto beans, or 2 cans of pinto beans, drained 1/4 tsp cumin … Continue reading “Refried Beans”