Roll with it, baby

31 Jul

Last night I made these things and will tell you, they were quite darn yummy.

I didn’t have a whole lot of meat. I got two packages of stew meat which came out to be close to 11/2 pounds of meat. I didn’t use store bought enchilada sauce though. I had plenty leftover from the other day so my sauce was made from scratch. (you can find the recipe in Friday’s post, I think it’s Friday). I also only used one beef bouillon cube because I was worried it would be too salty if I used both. I think the end result was spot on.

I made more of the rice cooker mexican rice to pair with this and it all went perfectly together. Happy plates all around the table.

I was a able to roll four healthy burritos with my meat. I separated the meat chunks and shredded them in their own bowl. I added some of the sauce to the meat and rolled my burritos up. I put them into a casserole dish, topped with the sauce and freshly shredded cheddar cheese. (hubby got me a kitchenaid food processor for our anniversary and I LOVE it. It was sooo fun to shred my own cheese. Is that sad to admit?). I baked them at like 350 until the cheese was gooey. I then served them with the rice and topped each burrito with a bit more sauce. We had one lone burrito left over which will be consumed at lunch today.

I also made these things which I changed up slightly. Ok so I didn’t even look at the recipe until my sauce didn’t blend right. (FYI don’t try to cheat and melt brown sugar into butter by using the microwave. It won’t work. You must use a saucepan on the stove.). I only had 4 tortillas left from dinner so I just rolled up four enchiladas and reduced the amount of butter and sugar for the sauce. I also didn’t let them sit for 45 minutes either. I popped them in the oven immediately and baked them until everything was nice and bubbly. I cut them in half and put a dollop of whipped cream on top. Had I been thinking, I’d have lightly sprinkled cinnamon on top to make it pretty. But I wasn’t thinking.

These were so-so. The overall opinion in my home was the ho-hum tortilla lacked the ‘wow’ factor. Apparently, it wasn’t transformed enough for these folks. So had flour tortillas, apple pie filling and whipped topping been in the mystery basket on ‘chopped’, I’d have been on the chopping block.

I would say the meal was successful. Even with the responses to dessert, everyone devoured them. Try them for yourselves and let me know how they went over in your home.

PS- 5 points if you can name the song AND the artist of my post title! Good luck!




2 Responses to “Roll with it, baby”

  1. Mary July 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Give me my 5 points – one of my favorite viedos!

  2. Mary July 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm #


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