Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Liv and Belle Cook: Enchiladas

Isabelle has grown up in a house where the kitchen is the main gathering place.  She 
has followed me around as I prepare our meals ever since she was a baby, sitting at my 
feet with a wooden spoon and a bowl, imitating my every move.  The sights and smells of 
the kitchen will surely fill her childhood memories as we spend much of our time 
together perfecting our own family recipes.  This summer, she became more involved in 
the process, learning new concepts and age appropriate techniques.  Here we share 
our recipe for beef and beans enchiladas.  This recipe was originally given to me by 
my cousin, April, and has become one of our favorites.


2 lbs of ground chuck
2 purple onions, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1/2 clove of garlic, minced
2 packets of enchilada seasoning mix
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans of red enchilada sauce
1 can of green enchilada sauce
1 can of Rotel
10 flour tortillas
2 large cans of refried beans
Grated cheese of your choice 
(We like a blend of monterey, cheddar, and pepper jack)

Add ground beef, veggies, and enchilada seasoning to a large pot, brown meat and 
saute veggies.  Stir frequently.


Once meat is brown and veggies are soft, add enchilada sauce and Rotel.  
Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, stir frequently.
Warm refried beans in a side dish.  Heat tortillas until warm.  


Spread beans onto tortilla, spoon beef mixture onto tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, 
fold tortilla into a burrito-like shape.  Place enchiladas in a baking dish side 
by side.  Spoon leftover beef sauce over entire dish, sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until bubbly.  

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Serve your hungry family members who will surely be stalking your kitchen thanks to
the fantastic smells brewing about!


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Deanna Fike said...

can i just say that i am TOTALLY jealous of your kitchen. every time you post kitchen pictures i swoon a little. i love the textures so much!

ashleywomble said...

I love to see mothers with their children in the kitchen. My children are in the kitchen with me breakfast, lunch, & dinner. And these enchiladas look so good!

Sara said...

You have such an incredible kitchen and I love that you and your gals spend time cooking together. I'm already looking forward to doing the same. :)

Randalin said...

Yummm! We love enchilada's at our house. I will definitely try your recipe - as soon as I find a can of rotel! I've never seen it before (I actually had to look it up on google!).

Vanessa said...

Very random, but I am geeking out over your plates. Those are the exact plates I grew up with in my parents' house!

Olivia said...

They were my grandmother's!!! Shawn and I have never bought our own dishes, ever. Our whole "collection" is an assortment of stuff from my mom, aunts, and grandmothers. They are all super random and "vintage" (have I ever told you how much I LOATHE the overuse of the word vintage?). Those plates bring back good memories!

Olivia said...

Thank you! It's our favorite room of the house! I can't wait to see photos of you and little nugget doing all these fun mama-daughter things together!

Olivia said...

It never even occurred to me that anyone in this world would not know what Rotel is!!!! It is a Louisiana staple, haha! It's basically just tomatoes, green chiles, and some spices and adds a good kick and flavor to any meal. It's one of my "working mom shortcuts" in cooking. You could skip that part and just add your own tomatoes and peppers. I might need to send you a Louisiana care package one of these days...

Olivia said...

Thank you!!! I think that getting them involved is so important and they love it!!

Olivia said...

Oh, thank you so much!! It was what we first fell in love with when we bought the house! My favorite room for sure!

Caitlin A. said...

Delish! I want to eat all of the things! hehe

marie said...

These are just beautiful moments, Isabelle changed so much over the summer, you have now a great helper in the kitchen!............and these enchiladas look so good! I'll try the recipe for sure.
Have a great day Liv!