Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

I’m Mexican

I thought it would be fun to share.

So I love enchiladas. When I saw this recipe I thought it sounded good…except they mix red sauce with chicken. We NEVER, EVER, EVER do that in my house. Red sauce with meat, green with chicken. NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER exchange it.

So I was very wary, but I thought I’d try it. It comes from The Magical Slow Cooker.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of Boneless, Skinless, Raw Chicken Breasts
  • 1-28 oz Can of Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 10 Corn Tortillas
  • 3 Cups of Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-3.8 oz Can of Olives

Directions:

  1. Put the chicken and sauce in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks in the slow cooker.
  4. Cut the tortillas in to strips, add to the chicken and sauce.
  5. Stir.
  6. Add 1 cup of cheese and half the olives.
  7. Stir again.
  8. Flatten mixture and add rest of cheese and olives.
  9. Cook on low for 40-60 mins longer.

Thoughts After Cooking:

What did I think? I didn’t like it.

Ugh!

Red Sauce with Chicken is just gross. I didn’t like it and recommend skipping it.

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Thoughts Before Cooking:

This is a recipe my mom used to make whenever she had a surplus of tortillas and wanted something easy to cook. My grandma used to make it when my mom was growing up wjen they weren’t able to afford meat. My grandma and mom used to call it Mexican lasagna as the way you put it together is similar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Ground Beef or Turkey
  • About a Dozen Corn Tortillas
  • Red Chile Sauce ( Make your own or buy a can. I use Las Palmas brand)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Oil

Directions:

  1. Heat up a little oil in a small pan.
  2. Cut the tortillas into triangle shapes.
  3. Fry the tortillas lightly, just enough so they are firm but not so much as they become chips.
  4. In a separate pan cook the meat.
  5. When both are finished cooking, take out a 9×13 casserole dish. Spoon some sauce into the dish, just a thin amount to cover the pan.
  6. Lay the tortillas in the dish, covering the bottom.
  7. Add meat, sauce, and cheese.
  8. Continue to layer with tortillas, meat, sauce and cheese until dish is full.
  9. Cook at 350 degrees F, until cheese is melted.
  10. Serve.

Thoughts After Cooking:

I love this recipe and love making it!

It is cheap, easy, and delicious.

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Best Guacamole Ever! (Plus Make Your Own Tortilla Chips!)

While My Pretty One Knits

So in While My Pretty One Knits, one of the characters, Suzanne Cavanaugh, makes guacamole. They give a recipe for it at the back of the book, but I chose not to follow that one. Instead I’m going to give you the best recipe for Guacamole ever, our old, very healthy, family recipe (I’m Mexican if you were wondering).

Guacamole

Thoughts prior to cooking:

I never used to like avocados or guacamole as a kid, but now it is like I want it on everything.

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  • Avocados
  • Lemon Juice

Wash the avocado and cut it in half. Remove seed.

Using a spoon, scoop out the innards, separating it from the outer skin, and placing it in a bowl. Mash the avocado.

Squirt a bit of lemon juice and serve. 🙂

Tortilla Chips

Now what is guacamole without chips? Well I’ll tell you how to make your own, healthier and cheaper ones.

  • Corn Tortillas
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Cut the corn tortillas into 8 wedges and lay them on a baking sheet.

When you have filled the sheet, lightly spray or squirt olive oil on them. Add salt to taste.

Bake them in the oven until crispy, be sure to flip them over from time to time.

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chips

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