Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beef Enchiladas

Today I'm posting my recipe for Beef Enchiladas. I thought it perfectly appropriate since Peanut Head recently announced that he bought a cow and we would be filling our freezer with the poor bovine in a few weeks time.

Now, I won't share with you the details of my ensuing freak out fit, but suffice it to say that we have it all worked out now.

He didn't really buy a whole cow, just a quarter of cow. Since that amount still gave me a panic attack (we don't eat much red meat), we agreed that we would divide that quarter cow up and share it with a friend.

Now that Bessie is in our freezer, I realize that a quarter cow probably would have been okay. And, to add to my surprise and delight, this cow is delicious. It's not like the meat we buy at the grocery store.

It's so good, that I'm behaving like I did when I was pregnant. Immediately upon conception of both girls, I wanted STEAK and I wanted it ASAP! In fact, I never really ate steak until I became pregnant for the first time.

Anyway, my point is that we have this delicious meat now and I am digging out beef recipes as a result. Today, I give you Beef Enchiladas.

Yes, they are a lot of work, but if you grab someone to help you with the whole assembling process, you won't even notice.

Well, except for the huge mess you have in your kitchen from using multiple pans. I assure you though, it's worth it, and you'll have plenty to freeze for another meal.



  1. I read the recipe and boy those do sound delicious as Mexican food is my favorite....but I don't cook anything that takes that many ingredients....whew I am tired just thinking about the preparation of

  2. Yeah for a cow. My family raises cattle and there is nothing compared to the quality of lean meat that comes this way. I absolutely don't like the meat in the store especially the little wormy shapes that you can't squish away. This is the only way to go!

  3. I just read that beef will be increasing in price quite a bit in 2009 because of the shortage of feed. So good job on the cow.
    I was wondering how this freezes because I was thinking of freezing the enchiladas and sauce separate? Do you think that would work or not?

  4. To Just Us Seven, the enchiladas freeze great, and I'm sure you could freeze the enchiladas and sauce separate as well.

  5. Great recipe to go along with the perfect cow! I can't believe you have so much cow in your freezer!
    I had the exact meat craving when I was pregnant, but I wanted Big Macs and huge cheesy juicy cheeseburgers!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe (especially on such a pretty layout!)