This is my mother-in-law. Isn't she beautiful. Doesn't she look totally different from her picture here.
We have chicken, corn tortillas, cheese, peppers, onions, cream of mushroom soup, pinto beans, ham, and spices.
Read disclaimer above.
While everything is cooking, take this time to chop up an onion.
By the time you finish all that your peppers should be about ready. Take the peppers and puree in the blender.
Add a can of cream of mushroom soup. This is the big can. I wouldn't make a good chef. I should put the ounces of the can, but I threw it away. Sorry.
Blend together, and there you have your green enchilada sauce. At least according to my Mother-in-law....see disclaimer above.
for the enchiladas, you use CORN tortillas, not flour
heat up vegtable oil and fry the corn tortillas...a few seconds on each side
they should start to bubble up like this...
Take the tortillas and blot off all the grease, repeat until you have enough for the enchiladas you want. I make an enchilada lasagna. I know, it doesn't sound like Mexican enchiladas.....but again, see my disclaimer above.
Now you start the layers, bottom layer is tortillas
pour the sauce over the chicken
top with cheese
Repeat until you have filled the pan. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until all the cheese is melted
Now it's time to make the refried beans.
drain the beans
Heat a little vegtable oil in pan, add the beans.
Smash the beans and add spices....garlic powder, onion powder, whatever you like, to your taste. Now, these beans did not look all that great to me,, but this is how my MIL told me to do it....see disclamer above.
Now you can't have Mexican food without guacamole. At least I can't have Mexican without gauacamole. I love avacados!
Cut an avacado in half like so.
scoop it all, and put in bowl
I like guacamole, so I used 2 avacados.
add spices....garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, and mix
Now taste....mmmmmm, good! I could eat this whole bowl by myself.
by now your enchiladas should be about done. Look at all the oooey, gooey cheese!
I usually make a salad to go along with the meal
And here is your finished product.
I have a confession to make though......those are canned beans in the picture. The beans did not come out right at. all. They were dry and pretty horrible. When I called my mother-in-law to complain about the beans, she said I was suppose to save some of the juice from the beans instead of draining it all. Uh, that would of been nice to know, BEFORE I made the beans. Needless to say, I won't be making homemade refried beans. Not my thing. I'll save myself some work and get a can of beans.
Again, see my disclaimer. I am Puerto Rican not Mexican.