Gooseberry Patch Recipe #10 – Spicy Layered Enchiladas – and a Giveaway!

I did it! Recipe number 10 is in the books! And now that I’ve finished, you can win this great cookbook yourself!

Here’s my recipe #10:

Spicy Layered Enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef, chicken, beef, turkey or beef (the extra beef’s are for a friend!)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 1-1/4 oz. pkgs. taco seasoning mix (or use this recipe!)
  • 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 18 to 20 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 16-oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Optional: chopped green onions or fresh chives

All those lovely tortillas, lined up and waiting for sauce!

Brown meat and onion in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Stir in beans, water and one package of taco seasoning; simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. In a bowl, combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with juice and remaining taco seasoning; mix well. In a lightly greased 9″X13″ baking pan, spread enough of sauce mixture to just coat the bottom. Layer 1/3 of tortillas on sauce. Evenly spread half of meat mixture on top of tortillas, layer with 1/3 of remaining sauce mixture and 1/3 of cheese. Add 1/3 of tortillas, remaining meat mixture, half of sauce mixture and half of remaining cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, sauce mixture and cheese. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into squares; sprinkle with green onions or chives, if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Note: I skipped the first part, because I used the leftover taco meat that I had from Sunday. Layered it all together, like you would lasagna. Hubby gave it two thumbs up!

A BIG hit in our house!

Cost breakdown:

  • Leftover meat – $0
  • Sauce – $1.50
  • Tortillas – $1.50
  • Cheese – $1.97
  • Total – $4.97, that totals out to 41 cents a serving!!! Woohoo!

That is recipe #10 – and here’s a recap of my other nine recipes:

  1. Iowa Freezer Corn
  2. Easy Cheesy Potatoes & Sausage
  3. Country Chicken & Dumplings – a family fave!
  4. Taco Ole’ Bubble Bake
  5. Creamy Macaroni & Beef
  6. Mini BLT Cups
  7. Buttery Parmesan Potatoes
  8. Magic Peanut Butter Cookies
  9. Taco Seasoning Mix

Now…to get on to the winning! You will have until Dec. 11 to enter, using any one (or ALL) of these 11 methods!

  1. Follow me through Twitter @wagfarms
  2. Become a fan of Wag’n Tales on Facebook
  3. Follow Real Farmwives of America and Friends through Google
  4. Follow @realfarmwives on Twitter
  5. Becoming a Fan of RFOA &Friends on Facebook
  6. Follow GP on Twitter @gooseberrypatch
  7. Fan Gooseberry Patch on Facebook 
  8. Leave a comment on Gooseberry Patch’s blog 
  9. Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club 
  10. Leave a comment on this blog, giving one sure-fire, money-saving tip for the kitchen
  11. Leave a second comment on this blog post listing out how many of the above methods to register for this giveaway you have completed and which ones.

And a quick reminder! Please, don’t forget about the Christmas Angel Project going on now (until Dec. 15)…we would love to share our love with those that need an extra hand this holiday season! (Check out details by clicking on the Blue Angel in the right hand corner at the top of the page!)
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90 thoughts on “Gooseberry Patch Recipe #10 – Spicy Layered Enchiladas – and a Giveaway!

  1. My favorite way to save money in the kitchen is to make my own frozen pans of lasagna. I found the perfect size pans at the dollar store to make enough for just the 2 of us so we don’t have leftovers to get wasted and it tastes much better than the frozen lasagna from the store.

    • Oh, Scott! Ha! You know that in this house, beef is the ONLY option! I was just following what was written in the cookbook! I’ll make that correction, just for you!

  2. I always save the juice left in pickle jarss to use as flavoring in dressing for potato salad or cut up carrots and marinate them in the juide for pickled carrots,. Yum!

  3. I have 2 money saving tips I use on a regular basis in my kitchen: I bake all the bread our family uses each week which means there’s usually some bread left by the end of the week that I freeze before it starts to turn and I use that to make all my breadcrumbs. Another money saver I use is making my own puff pastry – it’s actually pretty easy to make and it tastes better!

  4. Here is #10! I love chili in the winter but always have leftovers. Putting it into Tupperware bowls/dishes always stains them after use so to save money on replacing them I spray them with cooking spray first which prevents it!

  5. Money saving tip – I try to regulary use up what is in my pantry and freezer, so that nothing gets old and needs to be thrown out. My menus revolve around sales and what I have on hand.

  6. I did 10 out of the 11. Sorry I dont have any tips to share….I dont really ever try to save anything but junk my husband would tell u…lol

  7. I buy items in bulk when they are on sale, divide them up in family-sized servings & freeze them. I also buy large quantities of fresh veggies & fruits when they are sale or in season to freeze. This not only saves money, but saves time when needing chopped veggies like, onion, carrot, peppers, celery for meals.

  8. 1. Became of fan of Wag n tales on facebook
    2. Fan of RFOA and friends on facebook
    3. Fan of Gooseberry Patch on facebook
    3. Left a comment on Gooseberry Patch blog
    4. Joined the Gooseberry Patch email club

  9. So glad you listed beef, of course that is all I can make as you know. I think Justin would like this one.
    One thing I do to save: I use the leftover roast to make stew or BBQ beef or philly cheesesteaks. It uses up the leftovers but you get a whole new meal.

  10. I’m a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
    To save $ & create less waste, I do a LOT of things, such as:
    I keep sourdough starter & bake all our bread, cinnamon rolls, regular rolls, etc from scratch. I also strain & freeze any/all chicken stock for future use when I cook a chicken. Once fresh red bell peppers went to $5 each where I live, I discovered that Birds Eye has frozen pepper slices that taste good & are a LOT cheaper…& they work well in any dish that is cooked.

  11. I always save all the crumbs from the bottom of the cereal box, potato chips, crackers, etc to use as topping on my casseroles.

  12. A money saver for me is keeping a list of what I need. It saves me time and money when I’m ready to grocery shop. It helps when checking the ads for good deals with coupons too. 🙂

  13. 1. I follow through Twitter @wagfarms
    2. I’m a fan of Wag’n Tales on Facebook
    3. I follow Real Farmwives of America and Friends through Google
    4. I follow @realfarmwives on Twitter
    5. I’m a fan of RFOA &Friends on Facebook
    6. I follow GP on Twitter @gooseberrypatch
    7. I’m a fan Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
    8. I’ve joined the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club
    9. I left a comment on this blog, giving one sure-fire, money-saving tip for the kitchen
    10. This is my second comment on this blog post listing out how many of the above methods to register for this giveaway you have completed and which ones.

  14. I make double and even triple my ground meat up for tacos.I divide it up for tacos,burritos, and taco lasagna. I cut up all my oninons needed for the week ahead of time and anyveggies that can be done ahead also.

  15. I chop a batch of onions, celery and peppers and seal them in baggies for the freezer. That way it is handy to get what is needed for cooking.
    I also freeze leftover veggies for soups and stews.

  16. Shop farmer’s market’s for fresh, cheaper fruits and vegetables, honey etc..most items ate fresh picked and local. You don’t know how long items have taken to make it to the grocery stores.

  17. I did the following:
    5- RFOA and friends on Facebook
    7- fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
    9-Gooseberry Patch circle of friends email
    10- money saving sure-fire tip
    11-second comment

  18. A sure-fire $$ saving tip 4 the kitchen: I use an empty Windex plastic spray bottle with a 1/4 amount of Mr. Clean, and 3/4 amount of water to clean practically everything in the kitchen !!!

  19. I have completed
    #2 A fan of Wag’n Tales on FB.
    #5 A fan of RFOA and Friends on FB.
    #7 A fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
    #9 I get Gooseberry Patch emails.
    #10 Left a kitchen tip.
    #11 I entered six different ways.

  20. A sure-fire $$ saving tip 4 the kitchen: I use an empty Windex plastic spray bottle, and fill it with 1/4 amount of Mr. Clean, 3/4 amount of water, to clean practically everything in the kitchen !!!

  21. Because I buy 10lbs of potatoes at a time, I use them in a lot of things. Instead of buying bags of store bought hash brown potatoes, I shred my own and freeze them. Shred potatoes in food processor. Place in colander and give a rinse. Pat dry with kitchen or paper towel. Spread in single layer on cookie sheet and place in freezer about an hour. Take out and cover with wax paper or even paper towel. Using meat mallet, rolling pin or even a hammer, gently break up on pan and then store in freezer bags. You can portion ahead of time or measure when you need it.

  22. I’ve completed 2- fan of Wag’n Tales on fb, 5- fan of RFOA and friends on fb, 7- fan of Gooseberry Patch on fb, 8- left a comment on Gooseberry Patch’s blog, 10- left a comment with a money saver here and 11- this comment!

  23. One way I save money in the kitchen is by saving leftovers, separating into plastic containers in individual portion sizes and using them for lunches. This saves time as well as money – it allows us to just grab a container and have lunch instantly made!

  24. I have completed 6 of the methods to register for the drawing for Dinners on a Dime. I completed numbers 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 11.

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