Friday, January 11, 2013

Company's Coming

Some friends are coming over this weekend, so I made one of my favorite go-to dishes.  Enchiladas.  Super easy and always sooooooo good.

1 lb. ground beef
1 small can enchilada sauce
1 small can chopped green chilis
1 med onion - chopped
1 can black olives - chopped
1 pkg. shredded Mexican 3 cheese mix
8 to10 flour tortillas

Brown ground beef, add the can of chopped green chilis and cook thoroughly.

 Place a flour tortilla on a plate and cover with a generous spoon full of enchilada sauce and a large spoon full of meat mixture.

 Cover meat with a spoon full of chopped olives, some chopped onions and generous portion of shredded cheese.

 Roll up tightely and place in a non-stick sprayed pan.  Continue with all of the tortillas.  Spoon some of the remaining enchilada sauce over the top - do not overdo this and drown them, just cover them.

Cover with the remaining cheese and sprinkle with olives.

Spray non-stick on some foil and then cover and seal.  Can be cooked immediately or kept in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for a month or so.  If frozen, thaw thoroughly then bake in 350 oven for 40 to 50 minutes.  You want them to be really hot all the way through and to hear and see the sauce bubbling in the bottom of the pan.

 See this cutie little new appliance that Santa brought me.

Perfect size to chop those onions and olives in just a flash.  Dishwasher safe and so easy to use.  Love it.

As you can see, all cooked and the cheese is all melted both on the top and inside the enchilada.  Two make a really generous serving.   You can add condiments of salsa, sour cream or guacamole.  

I will fix some refried beans and a salad to go with the enchiladas.  Super easy and yet tasty meal anytime and even when company is coming if you want a casual dinner.

So what is one of your favorite fix-ahead dishes?

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  1. Could you pass me some please? That looks soooo good!

  2. These look so good - I must try this recipe soon :-)

  3. Sounds great Marty! I've made chicken enchiladas but not beef ones... yet:@)

  4. I love enchiladas. I make a double batch of these and freeze one for later. I also make a double batch of lasagna and freeze it. Your recipe is very close to mine only I use corn tortillas and Rosa Rita enchilada sauce. I also make spanish rice and refried beans with them. Thanks for sharing Humble Abode

  5. I just copied this one down Marty!! We love enchiladas and these look YUMMY!!

  6. Oh, those look so good...your guests are going to love them! Being from New Mexico, enchilada's are one of my favorite foods..hugs, Penny

  7. I will take 2 - Please! :-D
    Sound and look yummy - thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Looks and sounds really YUMMY ! Will have to give it a try . Awesome post and photos ! There is a Canadian writer of cook books called Company's Coming ! Have a good day !

  9. Uuuum.. this!.. I'm trying on the weekend! I don't know how to make Mexican food at all, I should buy me a book. Thank you for this recipe, sounds great and not difficult! Big hugs,

  10. Mary, I love enchiladas and yours look so good!! I never seem to remember to make something fun like this for company. I also love the butter tray, if you don't mind me asking, where did you find it? Thanks for sharing.

  11. Ok. Now I'm hungry again. Your dish looks yummy!

  12. I made enchiladas this week. They are so good and perfect for company! Enjoy your weekend.

  13. Mmmm, I love enchaldas! Yours looks so yummy!

    =) Brooke

  14. This looks really good and easy, too. Can't beat that, can you? I will definitely have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!


  15. Looks YUMMY! I usually do something REALLY simple like pulled pork or chicken... That way I can throw it in the Crock Pot. Hope you are having a great weekend! :)


    P.S. I love the green and poppy in your family room!

  16. Marty,
    Thank you for this tutorial!!!
    "Mr. Ed" loves these and I had NO IDEA how to begin to make them! I'll surprise him soon with your recipe!!!

  17. Marty...I have never made these before..I always felt they were a bit intimidating...but you made it look so easy that I am definitely making looks wonderful!!....Hope you had a great time!!