Sunday, July 6, 2008

Amber's "Hungry Man" Enchiladas

Amber's Delectable Delights

Ingredients for Chili Gravy:
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp powdered garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 T chile powder
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or water)

Instructions for Chili Gravy:
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the flour and continue stirring for 3 to 4 minutes, or until it makes a light brown roux.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients and continue to cook for 1 minute, constantly stirring and blending ingredients.
  4. Add chicken broth or water, mixing and stirring until the sauce thickens.5. Turn heat to low and let sauce simmer for 15 minutes. If desired, add water to adjust the thickness.

Ingredients for Burritos:
  • 1.5 cups chili gravy, divided, recipe above
  • 6, 8" flour tortillas
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained and slightly smashed with a fork
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions for Burritos:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line bottom of 9 x 13 pan with 1/2 cup chili gravy.
  3. In a medium bowl mix shredded chicken, beans, 1 cup cheese, and sour cream.
  4. Lay out one tortilla and place 1/2 cup of filling mixture down the center. Fold up tortilla tucking in the ends and rolling into a cylinder. Place enchilada into pan, seam side down, and repeat process until all the filling mixture is gone.
  5. Top enchiladas with remaining 1 cup of chili gravy and 1 cup cheese. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 additional minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Amber's Recipe Notes:
"My secret for making flour tortillas pliable and easy to fold is to turn on a burner on the gas stove on and flop the tortilla over it. Let it set for about 15 seconds and then flip it over and let the other side warm for 15 seconds. Please remember that you are dealing with flames here so if your tortilla starts to smoke or catches on fire turn off the burner and remove the tortilla."

My Notes:
Very good! Next time I will make these with corn tortillas. I asked Tim if he wanted flour or corn, and he said flour. Next time I just won't ask. :)
I know my photo looks like a cheesy, gooey mess. If you want better photos, click on the link to Amber's blog at the top of the page! Thanks, Amber!

Liz's Rating: 9/10
Tim's Rating: 9/10 ("Are there beans in this? I like that.")


WeezerMonkey said...

I live for cheesy gooey messes.

~Amber~ said...

It looks fantastic, I am glad to hear it was a hit with you and your husband!