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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Taco Style Enchiladas & a Giveaway



When I started blogging almost 5 yrs ago, I never thought I would become friends with so many creative and awesome people. The blogging community has surprised me, with their friendliness, support and caring for one another. I love browsing blogs, leaving comments and seeing what everyone has been up to, in their kitchen. My new Simple Supper Tuesday linky party, helps me see more of what everyone has been working on and lets me find new foodies to keep in touch with. This week, Chris from FoodThoughtsOfaChefWannabe linked up a recipe that caught my eye. I think she's found out my love for Mexican food, since last week she linked up her Enchilada Casserole (which received the most views, by the way!). I quickly went to visit her site and her Easy Beef Enchilada recipe and immediately decided to make it for dinner. Thankfully Mr.B had chosen tacos for dinner, so while the kids had their tacos, Hubby and I had these amazing enchiladas.




I loved that these were half taco and half enchilada. Hubby absolutely LOVES when I make enchiladas, so he was excited to try these. I used my homemade sauce (I'll include it at the end of Chris' recipe) and had to use flour tortillas, since our local grocer didn't carry corn tortillas. The only store I remember seeing them was across town and the weather wasn't nice enough for the drive. Regardless, these were super yummy. I loved the taco beef in the soft cheesy tortilla shells. It's a great twist on plain ole enchiladas and I want to THANK Chris for linking the recipe up this week!!

Taco Style Enchiladas
Adapted from FoodThoughtsOfaChefWannabe

 For 12-15 Enchiladas you will need:
2 lbs ground beef
1/2 onion diced fine (do a little bit of extra if you want to top your enchiladas with raw diced onion)
2 cans of  RED enchilada sauce
6 inch corn tortillas
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Brown hamburger and onion together. Mix the taco seasoning packet into 1 cup of water, then pour over the browned hamburger. 
Heat your corn tortillas in the oven or in the microwave, you need them very warm (almost hot) to make them pliable enough. 
On a cookie sheet, lay down a shell, cover half of it in your hamburger mixture and fold in half.  Repeat this until all of your hamburger is used.  Arrange on a cookie sheet or in a baking pan.  Cover with red enchilada sauce and cheese.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Remove and serve!



Red Enchilada sauce

1 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
2-3 tsp chili powder
pinch cayenne pepper powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients well, in a small sauce pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.


This post linked to
Wednesday Extravaganza, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Somewhat Simple linky party, The HomeAcre Hop, Thursday Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Tasty Thursday



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Now onto the giveaway. Valentine's Day is in 14 days, so I wanted to share one of my MOST favourite things with my readers. I fell in love with Buttery Bites Caramels and Heather, from Starbright Farms, almost 3 yrs ago in a recipe contest. I got to meet Heather and try her AMAZING caramels at a Gala for the contest and instantly fell in love. These caramels are made with all natural ingredients. You won't find any trace of chemicals of preservatives in them. Since then, Heather has added items such as peanut brittle and different flavours of caramels to her product line. These are truly addictive and you possibly will NOT be able to eat just one!!





Today, just in time for Valentine's Day, I would like to give one of you the chance to win a wonderful gift bag full of Buttery Bites and other delicious confections from Starbright Farms. Included in the bag will be

  • a package of Vanilla Buttery Bites
  • 100g slab of vanilla Buttery Bites, with a recipe for Caramel Popcorn
  • 100g Peanut Brittle
  • Buttery Bites & Salted Pecan and Walnut log
  • Coconut Caramel log
  • samples of Honey Cream, Hot Pepper, Flax Seed and Chocolate Buttery Bites Caramels
All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment, telling me which special person you would give this gift bag to, for Valentine's Day.

***Contest is open to Canadian and U.S residents and will end on Feb 3rd at 11:59pm. The winner will be chosen by Randon Number Generator and the winner will have 24 hrs to contact me with their mailing info. ****
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!! CONGRATULATIONS TO  JAIME F!!!





58 comments:

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

MY hubby loves caramels... so I guess he would get them.
By the way does your contest really end July 3rd...

rachel said...

Could I keep it?? :) If not, I'd share with my hubby!

spike said...

I'd gift it to my hubby (secret agenda, so I can get some of it myself)

stacief said...

My son is having a really hard time adjusting back to school so i'd share with my family!

Glogirl said...

I would love to give this to my parents this Valentine's Day. They will be celebrating 40 years of marriage this year!

ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

HungryLittleGirl said...

I'd give it to my husband. This poor guy is still suffering from his surgery and this gift actually saves me from baking for awhile ;)

Jackie said...

I would share with my valentine guests! ...and save a few for me!

Cristi said...

I would give this to my hubby! He has been gluten free for about 4 years and misses many flavors he was used to. Sweets in particular.

cristi.perkins(at)att.net

JenniferE said...

My Hubby!!! And perhaps we can share as well! ;) he he

Andree said...

I would share it with all of my family. It would be the perfect gift to share Family Day weekend when I visit. :)

Tasty Delights said...

Well let's see I've been lucky enough to taste these buttery bites and I would give them to...me! Of course I might share them with the family...:D

Lisa Lynn said...

Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!

BecHeflin said...

Your creations always leave me drooling, Cindy! Complete yum factor! :)

I love this great basket of goodies, too! So nice of you to give one away. I think I'd give it to Brian... but I might have to ask him to feed me one or two pieces ;-)

Anonymous said...

My whole family would be treated to these items. Hope I'm lucky enough to win so I can try these.

Charlotte Moore said...

I would give this to my sweet hubby. He would share too.

mamakat said...

I would give them to my loverly daughter as she is the light of my life ♥

Anonymous said...

I would give these to my husband, in hopes that he will share.

Noella

Anonymous said...

I would share this between my husband, as well as my son and daughter-in-law, who have announced they will make us grandparents in six months time !! :-)
Lisa Berscheid Lefebvre

Susan said...

I would give to my husband...but I bet he will share. Thanks.

DANIELLE said...

i'd give it to my hubby and sneak a piece lol xo

Soozle said...

My bestie Kelly!
sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

Terry Lynn said...

My Hubby and my 2 girls would get them! <3

Jamie F said...

I would give it to my kids and some for me too.

Cindy Brickley said...

I would give this to my wonderful son, wife and 2 grand kids to share!
Thank you for a great valentine giveaway. I really could use some love to share!

Jeanine - The Baking Beauties said...

Hmm...do I have to share?!? I think I'd give it to my husband, so I could still sneak some candy when he's not looking. Is that wrong? Nah, I don't think so! :D

Susan said...

not sharing ...all mine....well maybe give hubby one :) I would love to try Heathers Buttery Bites....great giveaway!

Manila Spoon said...

I love Caramel and my hubby too so he will be so happy to have some of these! Have a great week, Cindy!

Jen B-S said...

I would give them to my daughter. Although I know she would share with me.

Unknown said...

My hubby is deployed right now, so I'd share it with my sons who are not only missing their dad, but are doing an outstanding job of keeping the home fires burning in his absence. So proud of them. And thanks for the dinner ideas, I need all the help I can get right now!

Denise Falicki said...

I would give them to my daughter who took us in after her dad had a severe stroke and we lost everything. She deserves something special!

Anonymous said...

The wonderful bag of treats would go, for sure, to my lovely daughter who has her birthday on Feb. 3/13 and really needs a treat to pick up her spirits as she travels her journey through life, with its ups and downs. I love her!

Michelle Pierce said...

I would give them to my husband providing he plans to share them with me :)

Within the Kitchen said...

I'd give it to my kids...they would love all these delcious treats (and hopefully share a couple!)
Ceecee

Lisa Lynn said...

Yum! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

Bree said...

I would give this to my husband! He has a big sweet tooth! :)

breej23 at hotmail dot com

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I would give these to my husband!

Krystal Lake said...

I would give this to my new hubby, he is a huge caramel fan!

Rebby said...

Yum! I would give these goodies to my Mom, since I always get her something sweet for Valentines!

rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

Nancy Truscott said...

I would give this to my kids. Thank you for running a great contest!

Charlene Werth said...

Since I'm the sweet eater around here, I'd give this wonderful prize to myself. I'd also share with my husband if there's anything he'd like to try.

Hemorocallis said...

My husband who loves sweets

Elena Vo said...

I would give it to my husband of five years :) he's a sweetheart most days :D

tariqsaleemrana@yahoo.com

Kristina Knabenshue said...

I'd give this to my daughter for Valentines Day. :)

Adnilemskinny said...

Can i keep it??? lol, Would share with my awesome hubby, once 5 kids are in bed!!! ;)

Katherines Corner said...

my hubby would like this. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started yesterday :-)

Jessie said...

I would give to my hubby in the hopes he would share. :)

SweetArt Supplies said...

Oh my those look wonderful!! Love caramel!

Isabelle Goyer said...

I would share with my 3 daughters! :p

Brenda Penton said...

I would give it to my hubby and 2 boys to share. We celebrate Valentine's Day as a whole family :)

brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

Tara said...

I would give it to my hubby and daughter and have them share it for Valentine's Day, yummy!!

Pam Hudak said...

I would give these yummy treats to my hubby!

Ginger said...

This would go to my best friend, who is not only a wonderful person but a total chocaholic!

Gail Ackerman said...
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Gail Ackerman said...

I will also share with my sons as an end of January birthday/Valentine's. WINNING!!!

Bernadette said...

I would share them with my husband and daughter!

Sara DeLeeuw said...

I would give this gift bag to my Mom! She needs sweet things in her life! What a fun give-away! Thank you!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
We will just love this dish, it looks like it has great flavor. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Lynnette Moore said...

Looks so yummy, love that you have your recipe for enchilada sauce!! Nettie <3