Friday, November 29, 2013

Eve's Enchilada Bake

Skip the fuss of dining out and serve this hearty, ground beef–filled enchilada bake.

These enchiladas are packed with seasoned ground beef, rice, cheese and refried beans. The real highlight of this recipe lies within the enchilada sauce. For this recipe, we are making our own enchilada sauce.  The sauce is basically a salsa/tomato sauce mixture with various seasoning. It is very easy to make and requires only combining ingredients and simmering.  If you want to save time and money you could just buy enchilada sauce from the store.



·         1lb ground beef
·         1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
·         1 cup water
·         2 cups rice (cooked)
·         1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
·         2 cups shredded cheese (divided)
·         10 (8 inch) flour tortillas

Red Sauce

·         1 tablespoon olive oil
·         2 garlic cloves (minced)
·         1 teaspoon onion (minced)
·         ½ teaspoon dried oregano
·         2 ½ teaspoons chili powder
·         ½ teaspoon dried basil
·         1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
·         1/8 teaspoon salt
·         ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
·         1 teaspoon dried parsley
·         ¼ cup salsa
·         1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce
·         1 ½ cups water


1.       To make enchilada sauce- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the onion, chili powder, oregano, basil, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, tomato sauce and salsa. Mix well and then stir in the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

2.       In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in the rice. Cook and stir until the liquid is evaporated. Spread 2 tablespoon refried beans, ¼ cup ground beef mixture, and 1 tablespoon of cheese down the center of each flour tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in two greased 13×9” baking dishes. Repeat until all tortillas are filled.  Top enchiladas with red sauce and the remaining cheese.

3.       Place into the oven and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and the cheese has melted.

Happy Cooking

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sloppy Joe Casserole

The pizza crust is bursting with rich, saucy meat and melty cheese, and the edges of the dough get nice and crusty. These are really nice, filling servings too; perfect comfort food for a chilly day!


·         1 lb. lean ground beef
·         1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
·         8 oz. white mushrooms, minced
·         1 medium carrot, minced
·         1 medium onion, minced
·         2 cloves garlic, minced
·         1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
·         1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
·         1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
·         1 pinch of cayenne pepper
·         15 oz. can of tomato sauce
·         2 tablespoons tomato paste
·         1 (11 oz.) can of refrigerated pizza crust dough
·         1 cup shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese


1.     Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly mist a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2.     Bring a large sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef. Break the ground beef up with a spoon or spatula while cooking. Sprinkle with steak seasoning and continue to cook until beef is browned. Add the mushrooms, carrot, onion, garlic, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar, cayenne pepper, tomato sauce, and tomato paste and stir together. Cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

3.     Unroll your pizza dough and lay it in your prepared baking dish. Push the dough down across the dish and up the sides. Pour the meat mixture from your skillet into the pizza dough. Place in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese over the top. Place the casserole back in the oven and cook for 5 additional minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza crust is browned.

       Happy Cooking

Monday, November 4, 2013

Chili Meatloaf Bagels

Turn leftover meatloaf into a completely different dish!
A lot of people make meatloaf sandwiches simply by slicing it up and putting it on bread with ketchup, if you’re looking for another idea to turn leftover meatloaf into a completely different dish – try this.
Chili Meatloaf Bagels


·         1/2 cup leftover meatloaf, chopped
·         1/8 cup chili sauce
·         2 miniature bagels split
·         2 slices American cheese, divided
·         4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled and divided


1.       Mix together meatloaf with enough chili sauce to make it spreadable.

2.       Spread meatloaf/chili sauce mixture over each cut side of bagel. (You should have four halves).

3.       Cut each piece of cheese into 4 squares, should have eight pieces, place two pieces on each bagel.

4.       Sprinkle equal amounts of cooked bacon over cheese.

5.       Place under broiler for 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and meat mixture is bubbly.

Happy Cooking

P.S. Here’s a great meatloaf recipe ==> moms marvellous meatloaf
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