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Flour Tortilla Enchiladas with Pepper and Tomato Salsa

21 Feb

The variety of enchilada recipes out there make me so very happy. I love when recipes mix spicy and creamy together. That just makes my whole mouth happy with every bite!

Flour Tortilla Enchiladas with Hot Tomato Salsa

Serves 4
Prep. Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

4 oz. cream cheese
3 TB sour cream
1 onion, chopped
15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 red bell peppers
1 pound tomatoes, quartered
1 can diced green chilies
1 egg
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup cream
salt
8 flour tortillas
2 TB grated parmesan

Directions:
1. To make the filling: Beat cream cheese, sour cream, onion and kidney beans until well mixed.
2. To make the sauce: If you have a gas stove, turn on burner and blacken the outside of the red bell peppers. Otherwise, broil the peppers for 5-10 minutes until the skin starts to bubble. Wrap peppers in damp towels for 5 minutes. Run peppers under cold water and remove as much of the skin as possible. Cut the peppers in half and remove seeds.
3. Combine peppers, tomatoes, and green chilies in blender. Mix well. Add the egg, cream, sour cream and mix well.
4. To make enchiladas: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pour half the salsa into deep pie dish. Dip tortilla into the sauce until completely covered. Place on working surface, spoon 1/8 of filling, roll tortilla and place at one end of large casserole dish. Continue this process with the remaining tortillas.
5. When all of the tortillas are filled and rolled, cover the top with the remaining salsa and grated cheese.
6. Bake enchiladas for 20 minutes.

Bacon and Carmelized Onion Chowder

17 Jan

Bacon and Carmelized Onion Chowder

Serves 4-6
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

3 TB butter
2 TB olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 potatoes, peeled
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
2 ounces cream cheese
sour cream
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

NOTE: If you are in a rush, start your potatoes and onions at the same time. You will need two stock pots to do that.

1. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. Place in stock pot and cover with water. Bring water to boil and cook potatoes until they are tender (about 15-20 minutes).
2. When potatoes are cooked and drained, take the same stock pot and add 2 TB butter and olive oil over high heat. Once butter melts, stir in onions.
3. Cook onions for 15-20 minutes. Remove from stock pot and set aside.
4. Add carrots and 1 TB butter to stock pot. Saute 2 minutes. Add potatoes and saute 3 minutes. Stir in onions and cooked bacon bits.
5. Reduce heat and add cream cheese; stir until melted. Add milk and cook, gently stirring until soup begins to thicken.
6. Serve your soup with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese.

Lightly Creamed Black Eyed Peas

17 Jan

Lightly Creamed Black Eyed Peas
Can be Vegetarian: Remove bacon and use veggie stock

Serves 4
Prep. Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

1 20 oz. bag frozen black eye peas
2 slices bacon
4 cups of water or chicken or veggie stock
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
1 TB pepper
1 TB hot spice you like (red bell pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, etc.)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 oz. cream cheese
1 canned chili, chopped

Directions:
1. Cook black eyed peas according to directions on the bag (add bacon slices), BUT replace the water with chicken or veggie stock for more flavor.
2. Add onions, pepper, hot spice, garlic, bay leaf to black eye peas. Cover with 2 cups chicken or veggie stock. Cover and cook 30 minutes. Remove cover and cook 30 more minutes.
3. Remove bacon and bay leaf. Add diced chili and cream cheese. Stir until liquid thickens.