Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rosita's Cheese Enchiladas...


I'm so totally addicted to television. Just thought I'd let you know.

A certain HBO series just ended...  Game of Thrones. Yeah, I got really into the series. So much so, that I am now reading the books by George R.R. Martin. I've just finished the first book in the series, and am now patiently waiting for books two and three to arrive via UPS.

HURRY UP UPS!!! I'm going through withdrawals here!

A few other television shows I'm addicted to:

1. The Real Housewives of New Jersey, New York, Beverly Hills, and let us not forget the original, Orange County on Bravo Network.

2. And God forbid, The Bachelorette..... I blame my mother-in-law for this one. While in Oregon I got hooked. If I hear the name Bentley one more time... oh, never mind.

3. Finally, True Blood, which will be premiering very soon. Yay!

Oh, and one more little itty bitty thing I'm addicted to...... cheese enchiladas. Not just any cheese enchiladas though. These are my Grandma Rosie's cheese enchiladas.

One bite... and you'll be addicted too. Would I lie?

Rosita's Cheese Enchiladas
  • 4 cans Beef Broth (14.5 Ounce Cans)
  • 6 Tablespoons Flour, Divided
  • 4 Tablespoons Chili Spices, Divided (Carroll Shelby's Chili Kit)
  • ⅛ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • 18 whole Corn Tortillas
  • 6 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided
  • 4 sprigs Green Onion, Diced
Enchilada sauce:

The enchilada sauce can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. If you do this, just reheat it in a saucepan and follow the assembly portion of the recipe.

In a large saucepan, bring the beef broth to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium/high.
In a heat proof measuring cup or small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of flour with 2 ladlefulls of hot broth, and mix until well combined. Return the flour mixture to the saucepan and whisk, combining well. Continue this ratio and this process until all the flour is incorporated into the broth.

Next, do the same with the chili spices: mix 2 tablespoons of chili spices with 2 ladlefulls of the broth, whisking to combine, then return the mixture to the saucepan. Use this ratio until all the chili spices are incorporated, whisking after each addition into the saucepan. Turn the heat to medium/low and add the cayenne pepper and salt. Adjust the seasonings if necessary and let the sauce thicken for about 5 minutes. The sauce will be on the thinner side.

Enchilada assembly:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Turn the heat on the burner down to low, so the sauce stays warm. In two 13×9 or large baking dishes, ladle some of the enchilada sauce to coat the bottom, so the enchiladas won’t stick when baking. Take your corn tortilla, hold at the edge, and dip into the sauce. Be careful not to burn your fingers. Hold in the sauce for 5-8 seconds or until softened. Don’t submerge for too long, or the tortilla will fall apart.

Carefully transfer the tortilla to the baking dish. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of cheese down the middle of the tortilla and fold the sides in toward the center, overlapping a bit to close. Repeat until all the tortillas are assembled. Ladle some sauce over the enchiladas and along the sides of the baking dishes, so they don’t dry out while in the oven. Store any left over sauce in the refrigerator for later use. Sprinkle the remaining cheese and the green onion on top. Cover with heavy duty aluminum foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with refried beans and Mexican Rice.

I prefer the flavor of the chili spices in Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit, but any chili seasoning mix is fine. It is usually in the spice aisle at the market near all the spice packets.


I'm linking this post up to This Chick Cooks Linky Party, I'm Lovin' It Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday.


    1. I LOVE cheese enchiladas! These sound great!

    2. This looks like a big 'ol pan of happiness to me!

    3. Great shot of your enchiladas! They looks soooo good!

    4. Those enchiladas sound great. My husband would just LOVE them!

    5. Wondered here and love the photos and the cheese enchiladas. Can't wait to read more.

    6. Mmm, cheese! I have always wanted to make enchiladas because I love them so much. I am going to give this a try sometime this summer!

    7. YUM! These look so good! I need to try these asap! Thanks for sharing.

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    9. Oh Emily these look absolutely delicious!!!! And i am so with you on the Bachelorette! Love that show and I really don't know why and if I hear the name Bentley one more tim Im gonna freak out! Ha ha the joys of reality TV

    10. these look like comfort food to me!!! And I can't stand "Bentley"!!!

    11. I love anything with a Mexican or spicy slant. These look delicious!

    12. oooh my word! i'm actually drooling looking at these divine enchiladas! i'm a california girl living in a mexican food-free zone (aka Scotland). i've been forced to have once a year mexican food sessions whenever i get to visit home...and let me tell you, that is NOT good enough! i'll have to take matters into my own hands and make these to keep my stomach happy. thanks for sharing!


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