Mexican Food. Easily my favorite comfort food. Give me a big bowl of fresh guacamole and some tortilla chips and I’m a happy camper. You can’t go wrong with anything Mexican. I do like making it at home, but don’t usually – I guess I would rather go out and get it.
We had a date the other night – and I love cooking for our babysitters. I decided to make homemade enchiladas and hoped the recipe turned out well since I didn’t even try it before we left the house. Half the pan was gone by the time we arrived home – great amount for a meal’s worth of leftovers for us the next day.
Rotisserie chickens are good and all from grocery stores, but I also like making my own roasted chicken. Especially for recipes like that – because I usually can’t find a tex-mex flavor rotisserie chicken in the deli. This one was so easy and I did it the night before while the mister and I were watching one of the our favorite summer shows.
You can serve this with red or green enchilada sauce and whatever side dish you want – we chose black beans (which I doctored up with lime juice and some avocado)
- 1 whole chicken
- taco seasoning
- 6 whole wheat tortillas (medium size)
- 1½ cans red enchilada sauce)
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 onion
- ½ cup canned corn, drained
- ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small can chopped green chilis, drained
- 3 cups mexican blend shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Rinse and pat dry a whole chicken. Remove inner parts of chicken if any. Put in a pan and drizzle olive oil on top. Sprinkle (ok, a lot) of taco seasoning on top.
- Cook for about an hour or until done. (depends on the size of your chicken)
- Let rest and cool then shred the chicken.
- In a pan on stove, heat more oil.
- Cook onion for about 3 minutes, then add corn, chilis, and beans to heat through - about 3 more minutes.
- In a 2 quart casserole, start layering with enchilada sauce, then tortillas (I tore mine to fit the pan I used),
- Then refried beans, chicken, onion mixture, cheese.
- Repeat layer one more time for a total of two layers.
- Top with tortillas, sauce, and cheese.
- Bake for about 35 minutes on 350 until all the cheese is melted.