Must do these tried and true famous recipes for the best Tex/Mex solutions on your Family Mexican Nights. You don't do a Family Mexican Night! What's wrong with you!?!? Well no judgement here, but it's high time you started. Family Mexican Nights are ALWAYS special at our home.
Famous In Arkansas Copy Cat Mexico Chiquito Hot Sauce
1 large can of peeled whole tomatoes, juice and all, 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeds and all, 4 peeled pods of garlic, crushed, 1 teaspoon, or salt to taste. All in the blender, careful not to liquefy, chop it all up! Voila, Famous Copy Cat Mexico Chiquito Hot Sauce
Copy Cat El Chico Beef, Cheese, Onion Enchiladas & Chili Gravy
Beef Chili Gravy: 1/2 lb ground beef, 3 T oil, 1/4 c flour, 1/2 ts pepper, 1 ts salt, 1 1/2 ts garlic powder, 2 ts ground cumin, 1/2 ts ground oregano, 2 tbl chili powder, 2 c chicken broth
Brown 1/2 pound of ground beef in skillet, drain, and set aside. Heat oil in separate skillet over medium heat. Add flour and continue stirring for 3-4 minutes, or until light brown. Add remaining dry ingredients. Add chicken broth and stir till thickens. Set on low and simmer. Add more broth if it gets too thick.
Cheese Enchiladas: Some oil, 8 corn tortillas (soft), 4 c cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 medium onion, diced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour some oil in small skillet, heat tortillas one at a time for approximately 30 seconds to soften, NOT crisp. Lay on paper towel. Put some of the Beef Chili Gravy in the bottom of a sprayed 8x8 inch baking pan. Fill some cheese and onion into each tortilla, roll up and place seam-side down in baking pan, Pour remaining Beef Chili Gravy over the enchiladas and top with some of the shredded cheese, and sprinkle with some of the onions. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until gravy and cheese are melted.