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Today it’s time for an easy and quick recipe that you hardly have to worry about! I made this recipe a long time ago, but my little cookbook that I wrote everything in at the time fell into a pot of soup, literally, and I couldn’t decipher the recipe!
Of course, that only means one thing: coming up with a new recipe and cooking it again! I have to say that everyone at our dinner table really liked these enchiladas! So I had no choice but to share the recipe with you.
As you will know, I usually use as many ingredients as possible for my dishes that I already have at home. I happened to have two different types of tortillas, but when I opened the package of whole wheat tortillas I noticed they were moldy even though they hadn’t passed their sell-by date. I was really sorry about that, but luckily I still had the other package!
I used minced meat but you could also make these enchiladas with tofu or soy meat. Or with beans, or any other kind of meat you like. When it comes to Mexican cuisine, I love ground beef or flank steak! The choice is of course entirely yours!
Another thing I like to use since the beginning of this year are inox stainless steel pans. They are super handy, do not scratch, are easy to clean and can be put in the oven. That’s too crazy for words, isn’t it? At Christmas I got a very nice casserole pan, but it was made of aluminum. Secretly I found it very scary to use it, and because I’m not someone who likes to go back and exchange things, I said nothing to my in-laws.
But one day I said something about it when we were out for a walk, and my mother-in-law immediately suggested we exchange the pan! Fortunately it was still possible and I am now the proud owner of a super cool 30 cm inox casserole pan! On my birthday I got my first inox frying pan, which is now my most used pan! Then I bought a smaller stainless steel pan in which I can make my small risottos or paella and can also deep-fry in.
So, if you don’t have stainless steel pans yet: I can really recommend them!
And now follow me to the kitchen so we can make a delicious meal for the family!
- 400 gr minced meat
- 2 onions
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 can of corn
- 1 can (400 gr) peeled tomatoes
- olive oil
- 1.5 tablespoons of cajun seasoning (or a seasoning mix of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon of chili flakes
- tablespoon of sugar
- 150 grams of grated cheese
- 6 large tortillas (or 8 smaller ones)
- coriander (chopped)
- creme fraiche
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease a bowl or ovenproof pan with butter.
Sauté the onions and garlic together in a frying pan with olive oil for 5 minutes. Wait until the onions are translucent and then add the bell pepper. Fry everything together again for a few minutes. Add more olive oil and the minced meat. Chop the mince up with a wooden spatula and add the spice mix, salt, pepper and the chili flakes. Stir well and let the meat cook.
Add the peeled tomatoes if the meat is just undercooked. Crush the tomatoes with the wooden spatula. Then add a little sugar and the corn, and let everything simmer for 5 minutes with a little extra olive oil.
Prepare a tortilla. Line up the center of the tortilla with 3 tablespoons of the mincemeat filling you made and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Close the tortilla and place it in the pan or baking dish, with a layer of filling underneath. Repeat until you have filled all the tortillas with meat and cheese. Place the remaining filling on top of the tortillas, and another layer of cheese on top. Pour a little olive oil over the tortillas and put the dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
When ready, serve the tortillas straight from the oven, topped with creme faiche, guacamole, chopped coriander and fresh black pepper!
Voilà, a delicious meal that everyone is going to love!
This really is a meal I’m going to make more often. But that’s something I say more often! If it is up to my father and Luis, I only make the dishes they like! I don’t mind, it’s good to have a repertoire of recipes that always go down well, right?
This dish is also made with ingredients all of which I had in my cooking and refrigeration. This proves once again that you can really make a delicious meal with everything you already have in stock!
And as I said, quickly switch to good stainless steel pans! They are really for life! You do have to use a little more oil and be careful that your food does not burn, but for good food you also have to keep your attention! Have a nice day, and see you soon, friends!