Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Bean & Sour Cream Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

Do you love Mexican food?  Other than Italian, it ranks right up there as one of my favorites.  This is a recipe my sister and I came up with a long time ago.  I switched things up this time by making a homemade enchilada sauce.

{ enchilada sauce recipe adapted from this one }

Ingredients for Sauce:
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (not pictured)

The sauce so easy to make:  Add chicken stock and cornstarch to medium size saucepan.  Whisk until combined.  Turn heat on to medium.  Add tomato sauce and spices.  Whisk together until combined.  Continue cooking and whisking until sauce reaches desired consistency.  If you do not use sauce immediately, it may be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Ingredients for Enchiladas:
- 1 can refried beans { I like the black bean version }
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1-1/2 cup shredded cheese.  {cheddar or a Mexican bland works well }
- 1/2 packet of taco seasonings
- 8-10 soft tortilla shells { depending on size, the number you need will vary }
- green onion or chives { optional, for garnish }

{ serves 4 }

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a mixing bowl mix together beans, sour cream, onion, 1 cup of cheese, and taco seasonings.  Stir until well combined.

{ I froze some enchiladas which is why there are only 6 in the photo above }

3.  Spread 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the bottom of baking dish.  Place some of the mixture in each shell.  Roll up and place seam side down in baking dish.

4.  Spread remaining sauce over enchiladas.

5.  Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.  Bake in oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Fresh out of the oven:

6.  Top with sour cream and green onions if you like.  Of course, guacamole is also very good!

I sauteed a red pepper and spinach to go on the the side.

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  1. Thank you for hosting this each week. I love enchiladas....or all Mexican food to be exact :). But, I've never made them Perhaps I need to!

  2. That looks amazing!!! I'm thinkin' dinner tonight...

    Thank you for hosting 'Tasty Tuesday.' :-)

  3. O boy...that looks so delicious.
    Thanks so much for hosting...
    xo bj

  4. Thanks for hosting! Hope you like my White Bean and Chicken's delish!

  5. Yummy! I'm always looking for easy Mexican recipes to make at home!

  6. Those look really tasty! And, seeing all the Mejier products makes me miss Meijer...

  7. Looks delicious, glad to read Italian comes in second. :)

  8. This looks delicious right down to the side. Pinned it!

  9. Looks so delicious and easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  10. Another delicious plate of yumminess!

  11. Mmm these enchiladas look delish!! I need to link up tomorrow! :)

  12. Must vegetarian hubby just asked for enchiladas for dinner tonight! hehehe

  13. Those look delicious, Alissa! I'm going to try that sauce sometime. It seems like a healthier option than the canned enchilada sauce.

  14. This looks super yummy and easy to make. I'll be trying this some time.

  15. this looks so delicious. i'm saving the recipe. thanks :)

  16. Sorry for the double post. When I was linking I kept getting the Linky homepage so I didn't think it was linking at all.

    I must say though, the baked ziti is really good, so maybe it was worth a double!



  17. Those enchiladas look and sound amazing!!!

  18. Made these yummy! I had a bit of homemade ranch dip that I needed to use up so I subbed a bit of that for the sour cream. I rather liked the bit of flavor it gave and think I'll add some Ranch dressing mix next time.

  19. Made these yummy! I had a bit of homemade ranch dip that I needed to use up so I subbed a bit of that for the sour cream. I rather liked the bit of flavor it gave and think I'll add some Ranch dressing mix next time.


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