Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheese Enchiladas and Eggs

Living here in southeastern Arizona, we are pretty partial to Mexican food, probably a lot more than other parts of the country! ;) When Jerry and I were first dating, he took me to a little Mexican restaurant in South Tucson called Prieta Linda. One of their specialties is cheese enchiladas and eggs with homemade refried beans and homemade flour tortillas. I was skeptical at first but one taste and this gringa was hooked! I used to make this with frozen enchiladas in the pan but when we moved to the "country," the grocery store here didn't carry those handy-dandy frozen enchiladas so I had to make them myself. I learned just how easy cheese enchiladas are to make, especially when you cheat and make up a cheese enchilada casserole! I just layer enchilada sauce, corn tortillas, grated cheese and finely chopped onions in a greased 2-quart round casserole dish. I make three layers alltogether ending with cheese. Then I bake it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until it is bubbly and the cheese has browned a bit. I fry up some eggs over easy and they get served on TOP of the cheese enchiladas. To me, that is what makes this SOOO yummy, all that yolky goodness mixing with the cheesy enchiladas! We had this the other night for supper, we rarely eat much for breakfast so supper is the only time I get most breakfast foods. I served it with pinto beans and a simple cabbage salad dressed with homemade salsa. Jerry added a flour tortilla or two. Jerry's mom, who had never even heard of this before, cleaned her plate! The cabbage salad is another thing we see a lot here in the Mexican restaurants. Dang, looking at the picture makes me want this again tonight! LOL!!


Anonymous said...

Candy, what time is supper and can you cook for a family of 10? lol YUM!

Candy C. said...

Mooberry Farmwife,
You made me laugh out loud!! Thanks!! :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I showed my husband your photo- he said it would be perfect!

Candy C. said...

Hope ya'll like it as much as we do! :)

dr momi said...

That looks great -- I'll have to try it!

MamaTea said...

YUM! I had never had enchiladas until I met my husband. :) These look super yummy!

Candy C. said...

dr momi and MamaTea,
Hope you get to try this! For me, it's kinda like comfort food! :)

Julia said...

I am new to your blog and I love reading it! Such a fun place to visit. This plate of food looks delicious! How do you make your pinto beans? What spices do you use? I am going to have to make this real soon!

Candy C. said...

Hi Julia!
The seasoning I use for my pinto beans is some of my Mexican Seasoning Blend, the recipe can be found at the end of this post
a bay leaf and then some salt when the beans are almost done.
I use one cup of dry beans, soak them either for 8 hours or do the quick soak, drain and add water to cover by a couple of inches, add 1/2 teaspoon of the Mexican Seasoning Blend and the bay leaf and then cook them until done. I add the salt at the end so the beans don't get tough.
Hope you get to enjoy it soon! :)

Candy C. said...

Well, the link didn't work but if you look on the right and go to the "Farmgirl Helper" post you will find the recipe for the Mexican Seasoning Blend at the end!