Enchirito

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's been a while since I've posted, I haven't been able to type because of this... *sings* Dun Dun Dun
I broke my arm! I wish I could say that I was doing something cool like water skiing but in reality I was putting sunscreen on my legs, fell backwards, tried to catch myself with my right hand, and snap! I broke my RIGHT arm... I'm right handed! So it's been darn near impossible to cook, do my hair, fold laundry, etc. It's been terrible :-(
On a positive note, I found the cutest purple purse and wallet at Target last week, I really think it compliments my cast... and for only $30 ($20 for the purse and $10 wallet), I feel just a little bit better about the purple clunky cast on my arm, lol. We've broken our July challenge and eaten out a few times but we're trying to eat homemade as much as possible. Our wonderful son Andrew has stepped in and made a few easy dinners for the family.... mostly all Mexican food because that's what he likes, lol. These Enchiritos were fairly easy for Andrew to make and they hit the spot!

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can Enchilada Sauce
1 can (28 Ounce) Refried Beans
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
12 Burrito-sized Flour Tortillas
Extra Grated Cheese, For Sprinkling
Extra Enchilada Sauce, For Drizzling

Spicy Beef Directions
Brown the ground beef and diced onions in a large skillet. Drain off excess fat and add the taco seasoning. Stir in 3/4 of the can of enchilada sauce (around a cup of sauce) and set the pan aside.
Cheesy Beans Directions
Stir the shredded cheese and beans together and warm the in the microwave... Andrew is a pro microwave nuke'er ,-)
Enchirito Directions
Nuke some burrito-size flour tortillas for about a minute or so. You want them to be soft and pliable. Spread on some warm cheesy beans And some of the spicy meat Roll it over Fold over the ends And roll it over again
Put a couple of the burritos on a plate Drizzle on the leftover enchilada sauce
Sprinkle on some shredded cheese And nuke it for about a minute (or until the cheese is melted)! Did I mention that Andrew is an excellent nuke'er? Thanks for dinner Andrew, I love you buddy!

20 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a handsome young cook!! Those enchirito's look delicious, sure wish I had one (or two) right now.
Sorry to hear about your broken arm. Good thing you have such a talented son to help out.

Lisa said...

At least you're stylin' with the purple cast. :)
Awesome job Andrew! Those enchiritos look fabulous!

Natalie said...

oh no, feel better!
on the positive side, ADORABLE purse and wallet! :)

Julie said...

Wow...what a super son you have to be such a helper! I'll bet you're the most color coordinated casted person around...hope it gets well soon!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my goodness, would you ever expect to break your arm over such an everyday activity?!

Thank heavens your young chef is there to help you out with such might delicious dinners. Andrew, you have done far better than I could with these!

Love the purple bag and wallet. Does kind of take the sting out of having a broken arm :)

teresa said...

aw man, so sorry to hear about your arm, but i love that you accesorized with the cute bag and wallet! these looks really good, kudos to the chef!

josh healy said...

hi, hope it's ok to contact you here. we would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: giveaway scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, josh

Kim said...

Just popped over to your blog from Cookie Madness (www.cookiemadness.net). Someone had posted a link there for your awesome looking frosted sugar cookies. I wanted to write to tell you how awesome I think your blog is! I found myself reading all the way back to October 2009. Lots of recipes my family will enjoy... fun stories, too! I can relate... I have a 13 year old son...

Sarah said...

Thanks for this one. I can't wait to chow down on a couple of these.

Merut said...

Looks like a chef in the making. When I was a kid I'd make tons of burritos and enchiladas. You need some signatures for your cast!

Gabby said...

WOW! These rolls are looking fab! I'd love to try this at home. Thanks for the share!

kitchen koala said...

Best wishes for a speed recovery! I have some awards waiting for you on my blog...come check them out! :)

Jenny said...

Love it. Thanks Chery.

Mariah said...

Thanks for this one. I can't wait to chow down on a couple of these

Jane said...

Thanks for this one. I can't wait to chow down on a couple of these.

Islington network security consultants said...

I did everything the recipe called for, except, I substituted cilantro for parsley, and added...

vinyl siding installation richmond said...

My husband, who doesn't even like. I don't eat it any other way now.

Loopbaanadvies said...

If you ask Taco Bell for a nutrition pamphlet they should give you one (if they have them). In that pamphlet they list the ingredients of everything they make. The main ingredients for their Enchirito Sauce are (in order): Tomato Paste, Water, Vinegar, Jalapeno Peppers and Onions. The ingredients of La Victoria Mild Red Enchilada Sauce are: Water, Red Chili Pepper, Dehydrated Chili Peppers, Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Salt, Vinegar, Garlic and Spice. As you can see the two recipes are vastly different and hence La Victoria sauce tastes absolutely nothing like Taco Bell's Enchirito Sauce. My son loves Taco Bell Enchirito's but can't stand any of the canned enchilada sauces available at the grocery store. I am looking for a true Taco Bell Enchirito Sauce recipe that sinks up with their ingredient list, i.e. has mostly tomato paste followed by decreasing amounts of water, vinegar, jalapeno peppers and onions.

nakama said...

This is not the original enchirito, it is wrapped in a soft corn tortilla with sliced black olives.

escort marbella said...

Wow, there is a lot of helpful information in this post!