Wednesday, June 10, 2009

recipe wednesday - microwave enchilada casserole

it's summertime and i was craving enchiladas, but i didn't want to fire up my oven. to the rescue ... my MICROWAVE. oh how i love cooking in the microwave! (i took a recipe and changed a bunch of stuff ... ENJOY!)
makes: 4 servings
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions (robby requested more next time)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
(add some: garlic powder, oregano, cumin, onion powder ... sorry i didn't measure these)
8 corn tortillas
1 can (4.25 oz) sliced olives (although robby says to add another)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1. microwave meat and onions in a 2 quart microwave dish on HIGH for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring every 2 minutes. drain.
2. stir in tomato sauce, water and spices. microwave for 5-9 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring every 4 minutes. transfer to a bowl.
3. place 2 tortillas in 2 quart microwave dish; top with layers of one quarter each of meat sauce, olives and cheese. repeat layers 3 times. microwave 2-5 minutes or until heated through. let it stand for 5 minutes. top with sour cream ... and chopped tomatoes would be FABULOUS!
next time i think i'll try adding a can of refried or some other kind of beans and more spices ... i didn't measure them, but it needed more!


Danny and Kristen Woodbury said...

Okay! Enough already with the casserole! No more enchiladas! :)

Nicole Shelby said...

And, would you do it again?

You've got to work on your food-porn pictures though. Making food look appetizing in a picture is crazy difficult.