Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What's cookin'? - Leftovers!

A couple of nights ago we had this for dinner:
It was just your basic mini peppers stuffed with string cheese and broiled, and a French dip sandwich that I had made in the crockpot. 

If you've never made French dip in the crockpot it's soooo easy: 
Put in your roast, add one can French onion soup, one can beef broth, one can or bottle of beer. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve on grinder rolls with melted provolone cheese and extra au jus dip.

It was good.

But this was better....

I had leftover shredded beef from the French dip, which I froze. Tonight I used it to make beef enchiladas. I combined a few different recipes. Overall it was easy and very tasty- no whining from the boys like the other night when I made eggplant!

When the meat was thawed, I combined it in a large pan with some sautéed onion and one clove of garlic. Then I threw in one small can of diced chiles, one can of black beans (drained and rinsed), some cumin and half of a small can of  red enchilada sauce.

Once that was heated through, I prepared my flour tortillas (you can also use corn). Flour tortillas need to be warmed in the microwave so they are pliable. You should quick fry corn tortillas.

I added a little cheddar cheese and some of the meat mixture on a tortilla. I rolled it up tightly and put it in my prepared which had about half of a can of the red enchilada sauce spread on the bottom.

When I had about 10 snug in the 9 x 13 casserole pan, I topped  them all off with one more can of enchilada sauce, some cheddar cheese and sliced black olives.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the red sauce is bubbly.

I served it with this:
Chunks of mango with with Coconut milk whipped cream and toasted coconut!


It's a leftover because I had the coconut milk and toasted coconut left from that cake... That damn cake!!!!

I have yet to blog about it but I will - I promise. It was so good yet so deadly... Shame on you whoever posted it on Facebook!
French dip in the crockpot
*Beef roast 3 to 5 pounds
*1 can French onion soup
*1 can beef broth
*1 can or bottle of beer

Beef enchiladas
*About 1 pound shredded beef (You can   also use ground beef or even chicken)
*2 small cans red enchilada sauce
*1 onion
*1 clove garlic
*1 teaspoon cumin (more our less to taste)
*1 small can of diced green chilies
*1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
*2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
*1 small can sliced black olives
*Tortillas (I used large flour)

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I wish my family would eat something like this!!! It looks wonderful!