Enchiladas

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The camper fridge gets full extremely fast.  Even so, I lose leftovers in there sometimes!  I don’t want to waste food, though, so today I searched out several bits and pieces and made enchiladas.  I usually use a tomato base with my enchiladas, but today I was focused on using some things up.

Here’s what I did:

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I made a filling:

–1 cup (approximate) lite sour cream mixed with 1 small can of green chilies (I used 1/2 in the filling and 1/2 on top)

–Pork leftover from a few days ago, cooked in crockpot with salsa verde

–pinto beans I cooked yesterday with jalepenos and onions in the crockpot

I put a little bit of each of these things into 10 warmed corn tortillas, rolled them up, and placed into a pan sprayed with non-stick spray.

I made sure to finish off the pork, but have lots of beans left for another day.

On top I put:

–the rest of the sour cream/chile mixture

–the last of 2 small bags of cheese–1 cheddar and 1 Mexican blend

–5 green onions, chopped up with kitchen scissors

I covered with foil and baked in 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes-1 hour, until warmed through.

Makes 10 enchiladas.

It would be so easy to use chicken, hamburger, or whatever meat you have left over.  Any cooked beans would work.  There could be more cheese, or less cheese.  Olives could be added on top, too.  It is a great way to use lots of little bits of meat that are leftover.  Everyone will feel as if they got a whole new meal.  I’m sure looking forward to dinner tonight!

 

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10 thoughts on “Enchiladas

  1. Looks delicious! We love mexican food.. My husband smoked a pork butt last weekend, and there was so much that I froze some. Now I know what to do with some of it.
    thanks for the recipe.

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  2. Yum! I am impressed by the meals you are preparing in your camper for your family. Are there 4 or 5 family members living in the camper? In an earlier post you mentioned an older daughter. Was she able to keep her job after the move?

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    1. Pat,
      All 5 of us are in the camper. However, Lovana, our oldest, has virtually been absent for most of the month, only stopping in for a few days now and then. She had wanted to keep her job through most of June, meaning she had to stay with friends and relatives while we went to the beach. She also wanted to work at a camp for 1 week, and will be home tomorrow. After that, the rubber will truly meet the road, as she will be here full-time for the most part. She plans to get another job once we relocate, as well as take more college classes in the fall. She wants to sit in on her next math class–we had her do on-line this term because we were in such turmoil, and she said it was awful!

      J has been gone almost all week, even though it was a day camp she was a junior counsellor for. She stayed with a cousin for several nights, and was gone for long days every day. She is done, now, with that project. She sure had a great time.

      With camps and other activities, everyone won’t be here all the time, but it sure will be more crowded starting tomorrow. I plan to keep everyone super busy–bike rides, swimming, etc., and all of the other activities I can think of:)

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