Monday, May 9, 2011

Steak Enchiladas

I had a beautiful leftover NY Steak that I wanted to use up in a way other than just re-heating it and eating as a steak. Hubby mentioned he wanted Mexican Food for dinner and it came to me, Steak Enchiladas!

I have never made them before! They are especially easy if you have a leftover steak, if not you can buy a steak, cut it into strips and quickly fry it in some oil. Be sure you don't fry until it is all the way done, you want it pink as it will cook further when you bake the enchiladas.

1 steak (whatever kind you like) cooked and diced into small chunks
12 corn tortillas
2 small cans of Enchilada Sauce (I prefer El Pato Salsa de Chili Fresco)
1/2 onion diced small Cheese (I use Cheddar and Monterey Jack) cut into square logs (save some for shredding on the top of the enchiladas)
1 small can Fire Roasted Chili's (I forgot these on mine)
1 small can sliced olives
Chili Powder
9X13 casserole - sprayed with pan spray

NOTE: I cut my cheese into logs to make it easier during assembly; you want half Cheddar and half Jack

In a bowl, mix the steak with a few tablespoons of the enchilada sauce for flavor, I also added a dash or two of Chili Powder

You are ready to assemble

Pour a small amount of the red sauce into the bottom of the casserole, spread around

Microwave about 5 tortillas at a time, 30 seconds or so, you want them warm enough to be pliable For the steak/cheese Enchiladas, place a line of steak down the middle of the tortilla, a cheese log or two, and roll and place seam side down into the casserole

Place the enchiladas tightly together

Keep making them until you run out of room in your pan or ingredients

Pour the red sauce over the Enchiladas coating them well

Sprinkle the top with the combination of shredded cheese

Spread the olives and onions on next, then the can of roasted chili’s

Cook at 350 for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly


Lyndas recipe box said...

Steak enchiladas, what a fantastic idea Cheryl; these look and sound delish!

The Blonde Duck said...

If I hadn't had fajitas yesterday I'd be drooling and jealous.

Oh, who am I kidding? I'm still drooling and jealous!

Marjie said...

They look great! What a great way to constructively use leftover steak!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

you are my hero....I don't have much imagination when it comes to re-purposing food. then you turn into to one of my favorites...we should definitely live enxt door to each other.

Pam said...

They look and sound I am craving Mexican food!

Janna Renee said...

i have recently developed a love for black olives..haven't tried it in mexican yet, but i must do so soon!

Debbie said...

These look delicious....such a great idea!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great way to use leftovers. This looks wonderful. I'd love to have joined you for dinner. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

test it comm said...

So simple and so tasty!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Wednesday!

SimplySandi said...

I love enchiladas, and I'm always trying to new recipes. Love your blog - I'm a new follower

sophia said... way to eat steak is to slather sauce over and bubbling cheese! I love that you added black olives, too. How lucky is your husband? ;-)

Unknown said...

Oh Cheryl - I was totally floored by the Fringe finale too!! (sorry - your other readers must be wondering what on earth is going on - am always leavign these random comments that are totally unrelated to the thing you were posting about - ha! ha!)

I was tearing up as well, especially in the scenes when Peter was mourning Olivia after she was killed...and then at the end when he just disappeared and they said "he never existed" - WHAT????!!!! My heart nearly stopped!! How could they? How could they?! Oh, if Peter doesn't come back in the next season, I will be SO gutted!!! I think all their female fans will leave the show in disgust - ha! ha!

Argh! Can't believe we've got to wait until Sept now!!! How am I going to survive until then without my Fringe fix? (Hmm...think I'll just go and watch the Season 2 DVD all over again from the beginning - ha! ha!)


grace said...

mmm...excellent way to get a little more use out of your steak! it's a lovely dish, cheryl!

Foodiewife said...

I've been craving Mexican food. These look delicious! Great way to use up leftover steak. Leftover steak? Not in my house! We're carnivores!

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