Ugly Enchiladas with the BEST Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Shredded Beef Enchiladas with the BEST Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Bah! I have seriously been working on this recipe for weeks. Here’s the low down:

  1. The first time I made it, I thought that I was so clever using a pressure cooker. Yea, umm, I was all set to post that one on the day of the Boston Marathon. The recipe was complete with great step-by-step photos using the pressure cooker and as I was preparing to take photos of the finished product, I learned about the bombings. Could my timing have been worse? Definitely could NOT post that one.
  2. The second time around, I decided to use the slow cooker. It worked great, but the photos of the finished product were disappointing.
  3. The next day as I was assembling some more enchiladas to make better “finished product” pictures, my daughter’s baby crisis started and I made the remaining enchiladas for her family, sans the photos.
  4. In light of everything that has happened in my life over the past week, it seemed ridiculous that I was stressing over posting ugly enchilada pictures. Let’s be honest, when you go to a Mexican restaurant, what does the food on your plate look like?????? Messy, ooey, gooey deliciousness, right? Say “yes”. You know it’s true.
  5. If you want to see prettier enchilada pictures, look at the pics on Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas and Cheese Enchiladas. The one above? It’s real life, baby; the way enchiladas really look when I make them for my family — every square inch covered in glory.

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Beef Brisket for Tacos, Enchiladas, and Tostadas {Slow Cooker}

Beef Brisket for Tacos, Enchiladas, and Tostadas {Slow Cooker}

I don’t know about you, but I get sticker shock every time I pass the meat department. A few years ago brisket was regularly 0.99 cents per pound if it was bought whole in the cryopack. Then suddenly the price doubled, then tripled, then quadrupled, and yes, even quintupled. Numerous times over the past two years I have refused to buy it.

The meat department’s only saving grace are those bright orange stickers with the words “manager’s special” on them. You probably already know, “manager’s special” is code for “this meat is going to expire today, so we are giving you a great deal on it”.Continue Reading