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Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

Just kidding.  :)

I thought I'd try another recipe from the Homesick Texan.  Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas with Chili con Carne Sauce.

Excellent !  Pam says it is better than any restaurant she can remember.  I have decided recently that you cannot make enchiladas or chili without going back to the primevel source - the dried chile pepper.  In this case, 6 ancho chiles were needed.

Deseed and hydrate the anchos.
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Saute onions and garlic.  This makes it an official BGE cook.
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Brown the hamburger meat.
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Mix blended chili sauce, onions, hamburger meat and spices.  Assemble enchiladas and bake for 15 minutes.  I didn't want to fire up the large Egg for 15 minutes so I did it in the oven.  My way of helping the EPA out.
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Plated and ready to eat with a margarita.
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Feliz Domingo de Tex-Mex !
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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious


Comments

  • eggnitedeggnited Posts: 94
    Dang that's a good looking spread! That recipe looks delicious VI. You're sick in the head....all the way from the place mats to the light fixtures...to the food!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    where'd you get that authentic Tex-Mex wok?
    :))  (i kill me)

    looks great. nice pics too
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • mikey5874mikey5874 Posts: 86
    That looks great, will be making fajitas soon!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    @ Eggnited.  Grácias.

    @Stike.  You looked.  You cannot be trusted.  

    Mikey.  Pics required on fajitas.



    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    what makes you think i'm not a native texan? my good looks, above-average intelligence, or my modesty?
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    Excellent! Regarding the ancho chili sauce, I just bought some ancho and other dried chilies to make homemade chili powder. I didn't realize you could buy a truckload of dried peppers for very little $$$. What do you do with them after you re-hydrate them? Mix in a blender?
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    what makes you think i'm not a native texan? my good looks, above-average intelligence, or my modesty?
    Well, you do have quite a knack for ****.  Perhaps, I was wrong.   :))
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    @stike Lol,

    @ Village Idiot, I figure I have family in league city, so that should be close enough.
    Looks delicious btw,
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Excellent! Regarding the ancho chili sauce, I just bought some ancho and other dried chilies to make homemade chili powder. I didn't realize you could buy a truckload of dried peppers for very little $$$. What do you do with them after you re-hydrate them? Mix in a blender?
    Yes, in this case, you mix the chiles, onions, and spices like cumin, oregano, allspice and water in the blender until smooth.  Than, put it in a pan with the hamburger meat and beef broth and simmer for 30 minutes.

    When I make chili powder, I also hydrate them and put them in a blender with spices.  Usually, I will then dehydrate them and grind them for powder.


    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    @stike Lol,

    @ Village Idiot, I figure I have family in league city, so that should be close enough.
    Looks delicious btw,
    Thanks Taz.  They're only 30-45 minutes away.  Have them come on up.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    From Indiana but dang that looks so good.......
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    From Indiana but dang that looks so good.......
    Well, we call that North Texas.  
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    Yes, in this case, you mix the chiles, onions, and spices like cumin, oregano, allspice and water in the blender until smooth.  Than, put it in a pan with the hamburger meat and beef broth and simmer for 30 minutes.
    When I make chili powder, I also hydrate them and put them in a blender with spices.  Usually, I will then dehydrate them and grind them for powder.


    Thanks for the advice! I can't wait to make the chili sauce.
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,186
    Man that would make Beli proud.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Eggbertsdad.  Here is the recipe.

    • 6 dried Ancho chiles

    • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

    • 1 medium Onion , yellow, chopped

    • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped

    • ½ tablespoon Cumin , ground

    • ½ teaspoon Oregano, dried

    • ¼ teaspoon Allspice

    • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

    • ¼ pound Ground beef

    • 2 cups Beef broth

    • Salt & Pepper, to taste

    • ---for the enchiladas -----

    • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

    • 12 Corn tortillas

    • 4 cups Chedder cheese, grated

    • ½ medium Onion , diced

    1.In a dry skillet heated on high, toast the ancho chiles on each side for about 10 seconds or just until they start to puff. Fill the skillet with enough water to cover chiles. Leave the heat on until the water begins to boil and then turn off the heat and let the chiles soak until soft, about 30 minutes. Once hydrated, discard the soaking water and rinse the chiles. Place in a blender.
    2.In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil or lard and cook the onions, occasionally stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds. Place cooked onions and garlic into the blender, along with the cumin, oregano, allspice, cinnamon, and 1 cup water. Blend until smooth.
    3.In the same pot that you ted to cook the onions and garlic, on medium heat brown the ground beef, stilling occasionally, about 10 minutes. If you like, you can drain the extra fat once the meat is browned. Add the chile puree and the beef broth, heat on high until boiling, and then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 30 minutes, adjust seasoning and add salt, black pepper and cayenne to taste.
    4.To make the enchiladas, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking dish. In a skillet, heat up the oil or lard on medium low heat. One at a time, heat up the tortillas in the hot oil. Keep them wrapped in a cloth or tortilla warmer until all the tortillas are heated.
    5.Take a heated tortilla and use tongs to dip it into the sauce. Shake off most of the sauce, but make sure that it's moist enough to be pliable. Lay the tortilla on a plate or clean cooking surface, add ¼ cup of the grated cheese down the center of it, along with a few of the diced onions. Roll the tortilla. Place rolled enchilada in the greased baking dish (seam side down) and repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining great cheese and diced onions. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbling.
     
     
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Man that would make Beli proud.

    :))  No, Beli would want white cheese.  Yellow cheese is Tex-Mex.  
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    Thanks, VI!
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,995
    I'm half Texan, my wife is native Texas, and my son will be a Texas. I took the liberty and opened anyway. I'm glad I did. Looks good my friend. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I'm half Texan, my wife is native Texas, and my son will be a Texas. I took the liberty and opened anyway. I'm glad I did. Looks good my friend. 
    Anybody in the service is a Native Texan in my book, my friend.  Enjoy.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Nice, as usual VI. Looks like the homesick Texan has some nice recipes.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • Oh hell yes. I'll be trying that one. Awesome!

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 352
    VI:
    Sorry but I'm not buying it!! You are only doing the photo shoot and eating, your maid is doing the cooking!!
    :):)

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    VI:
    Sorry but I'm not buying it!! You are only doing the photo shoot and eating, your maid is doing the cooking!!
    :):)

    Felipe
    ¿ Por qué no ?  Ich bin ein Tejano.

    Wait a minute, I'm getting my languages mixed up.  
    8-}
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,567
    That looks great, VI! Hope my opinion counts...I'm only 3rd generation Texan. Glad to see that the sauce had plenty of meat in it. That's the way I like it. Too many places have no meat in their sauce, what's up with that? I've been meaning to check out that cookbook, your post brings me one step closer.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    I guess since I am 4th generation Texan Im allowed to try to replicate what you have created. My Yankee Inlaws will be here this weekend and I am about to take them for an adventure with the Egg.


    I send them pictures all the time of whats cooking and they are on the way here now to get the goods.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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