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Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 8:21 PM

Not sure how many out there are into Mexican Food. Me, I love the stuff. Even those things most "gringos" would never consider. The one sure winner in this house are Enchiladas. Beef and cheese, chicken and cheese or pork and cheese. Anything except just plain cheese. I gotta have MEAT! That being said here is my recipe if anyone is interested.

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas.

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken cut into bite sized pieces. I prefer thighs, more flavor.

2 Med. onions chopped


1 pkg. Great Value taco seasoning

1 can Great Value chili ready diced tomatoes

ground pepper to taste

lots of shredded cheese of your liking. Cheddar and Jack here.

Just enough oil to keep things from sticking

Burrito sized flour tortillas

28 oz. can of El Patio Enchilada Sauce

Cook the onions till tender, add the seasoning mix, tomatoes, and chicken and ground pepper. Simmer till most of the liquid is mostly gone.

When this is done, I nuke the tortillas 1 at a time, fill the center with a good amount of filling, cover with lots of cheese roll up and place seam side down in a glass baking dish that is long enough so the rolled tortilla lays flat and that has been well coated with sauce.

Repeat 2 more times. Cover the Enchiladas with the rest of the sauce and cover with lots of cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30 min. Serve with rice and beans.

I never add any salt as the tomatoes and seasoning mix have plenty already.

This also works well with left over baked chicken.



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Oh now you have made me hungry.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 7:16 AM

Sounds great! I have always loved Mexican food....and the older I've gotten, the spicier I can tolerate. I'm not real particular on brands, but for taco seasoning, I ALWAYS must have Schilling McCormick taco seasoning. (I like to buy the big bottle from Costco) Other than that, I kind throw a bit of this and that..(never liked following directions, and it has got me in trouble from time to time!)

In summer, we raise peppers of all kinds/sizes, and oh boy, sometimes.... clears the sinuses!

Wayne is half Mexican, and his Mom is an authentic wonderful cook! I love her food!

Her burritos are to die for. Once I joked..."I'm going to have abou 50 of those" Next time I saw her, I recieved 50 handmade burritos! Felt bad, but not too bad! yipppiieee! She makes the tortillas and everything by hand.... it doesn't get better than that!

Thanks for dinner!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 8:39 AM

Now we are bantering! Yay!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 9:16 AM

Can anyone confirm the rumor that El Herraderos is moving into the Sunset Plaz strip? If that's true, I'm overjoyed. I think they're the best Mexican restaurant in town.

-- Posted by Second Wind on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 9:45 AM
Brenda Fincher, Bus. Mgr., MHNews
Some of the girls here go out regularly and they said yes. Someone out there told them soon. That is what they tell me.

OMG. Now I need food. You've made me hungry Roy!! I am a Texas girl and grew up on Mexican food and love it. I do the same recipe but to throw a twist sometimes I use Green Chili Sauce and melt the Cream Cheese in and pour over. We grow peppers in the summer too and get things fired up. We go through alot of japalenos in our house. In fact this morning we cut up a huge arm roast and I threw together a huge chipotle Chile in the crock pot. It is gonna smell so good when I get home!! I will have to get you all the recipe to my hubby's Texas Lizard Turds. If you like peppers like we do you will love this.

-- Posted by Brenda Fincher Publisher MHNews on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 9:57 AM

Can't wait to check out Texas Lizard Turds!

I got a cook book recently from step daughter, Megan. Ree Drummonds - Accidental Pioneer Woman Cooks. Megan got it for me because Ree Drummond photographs EVERYTHING...including delicious mouth watering food. And she takes photos of out working with her husband on their ranch....of horse, children, brand new baby calves..... and something that no one else might see, if she didn't get it on camera.

I've made several of her recipies.... and loved them! One being Stuffed Jalapenos. Holy cow, those are good!

I'm thinking we need a "Bloggers Get Together" soon, and have some food!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 10:05 AM

We had Mexican food last night. Pat made enchiladas and tacos. I can never get enough.. So YUMMY!

We also grow peppers in the summer. Were ready for planting and waiting for nice weather to get here..

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 10:08 AM

Try making Mexican Food with a completely different cheese type. I have made things with the Italian cheeses, and it turned out pretty good.

I am a throw-it in the bowl type of cook.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 11:02 AM

Let me suggest going to Tacos el Rey #1 over on 6th St. It's a bright yellow building. I've been raving about their burritos for YEARS since they were still a taco van. I tell my husband that if he wants to get lucky, we can skip all the fancy places and just go strait there.

I've eaten at the other Tacos El Reys throughout the valley, but the one on 6th St in Caldwell is the VERY best.

-- Posted by Cellarhuk on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 11:54 AM

yes, Bonnie, I'm not afraid of changing things up. I use what is in my fridge at the time, for whatever I wanna make.

Cellarhuk, thanks for the suggestion! I've eaten there also, and like it!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Feb 29, 2012, at 12:00 PM

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