Friday, October 1, 2010

Enchilada Bake

Okay, I wasn’t planning on posting a recipe today,  I actually have almost a whole post done about the importance of grass fed beef, but that will have to wait!

Every time I make this recipe, both my husband and I get so excited, it’s that good! It’s so good I want to go back for thirds every time (but I don’t, okay... maybe once I did!)

I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does!

Enchilada Bake: 
1 lb. Grass Fed Ground Beef (or pasteurized ground turkey)
3 T. arrowroot powder or flour
1/2 cup water
1-2 t. chili powder (depending on your taste)
3 cups tomato sauce
1 large Onion, sliced into thin rings
10 corn or brown rice tortillas cut into 1 inch strips
Shredded Goat Cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 350

In a small skillet heat Coconut oil and add Onion. Lightly salt the onions to bring out the flavor. Cook until caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.

While those are cooking, brown hamburger meat.  Do not drain grease!  Put cooked hamburger meat in separate bowl, salt and set aside.  Sprinkle arrowroot powder into the grease and stir (if you do not have enough grease to absorb the arrowroot powder, add 2 T. butter). Keep your burner on medium to high heat.  Pour in water and smooth the clumps of arrowroot powder/grease around while you stir the water in.  This will thicken and make a gravy.  Pour in tomato sauce and chili powder.  Stir well until bubbly.  This is now your enchilada sauce!

Cut corn tortillas into one inch strips.  Dip tortilla strips in enchilada sauce and coat thoroughly (I suggest using tongs for this, as the sauce is VERY hot and will burn your fingers).  Cover bottom of baking dish with enchilada sauce coated tortilla strips.  Sprinkle 1/3 of the cooked ground beef over the tortillas…then a light layer of your onions.  Repeat layers twice more:  enchilada sauce coated tortilla strips, meat, caramelized onions.  If you have any leftover enchilada sauce, drizzle it over the top. Then top with light layer of Goat Cheese (optional)

Cover and bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until bubbly.

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