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
- 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
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!
- 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:
- Iowa Freezer Corn
- Easy Cheesy Potatoes & Sausage
- Country Chicken & Dumplings – a family fave!
- Taco Ole’ Bubble Bake
- Creamy Macaroni & Beef
- Mini BLT Cups
- Buttery Parmesan Potatoes
- Magic Peanut Butter Cookies
- 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!
- Follow me through Twitter @wagfarms
- Become a fan of Wag’n Tales on Facebook
- Follow Real Farmwives of America and Friends through Google
- Follow @realfarmwives on Twitter
- Becoming a Fan of RFOA &Friends on Facebook
- Follow GP on Twitter @gooseberrypatch
- Fan Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
- Leave a comment on Gooseberry Patch’s blog
- Join the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club
- Leave a comment on this blog, giving one sure-fire, money-saving tip for the kitchen
- 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.
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1.Follow me through Twitter @wagfarms
2.Become a fan of Wag’n Tales on Facebook
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
These are awesome and a lot less work than rolling up the tortillas.
Hi Val, I did #2, #5, #7, #8 and #9. Working on #10!
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.
Val I am not happy with you on this recipe!
Why do you list beef as the last option to use for meat??
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!
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!
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!
I did #’s 1-7 and 10 & 11!
I just completed #’s 2,3,5,7,8,9 and 11!
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!
Gooseberry Patch fan on Fb.
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.
I am a fan of Wag ‘n Tails on facebook under the name of Rhonda Keely Darbro.
Completed #7, #10, and #11
I follow RFOA through GFC.
Follow Real Farmwives on GFC.
I am a facebook fan of RFOA under the name of Rhonda Keely Darbro.
I fan Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch under the name of Rhonda Keely Darbro.
Belong to Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club.
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
I already subscribe to GP Circle of Friends.
Follow Gooseberry Patch on face book, Wagsntails on face book also RFOA on Facebook under the name of Pat Rafter Smith
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.
I left a comment on GP 11/28 blog post on the 101 CHRISTmas Recipes.
I have now completed 8 out of the 11 ways to enter. They are 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. I don’t tweet or would have done those also.
I follow RFOA and Goosberry Patch on Facebook and I “liked” you on Facebook and joined your blog.
My money saving tip is to make a menu plan.
I like real farmwives on facebok.
Im singed up with gooseberry patch.
I like you on facebook
I like gooseberry patch on facebook.
I did 5 entries, this is the sixth! Thanks for this extra entry.
I follow Gooseberry on facebook.
The best way to save money in the kitchen is after buying your weeks fresh veggies and fruit and to bring them home and cut them up immediately so you dont get lazy or too busy mid week to use them!
And I follow RFOA on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!
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
I wash and reuse zippered baggies as long as they have not had meat in them.
I completed 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10
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.
I became a fan of Wag’n Tales on RFOA &Friends on Facebook.
* that would be and and not on. 🙂
I became a Wag’n Tales fan on facebook under Sherri Guel! These sound delish will be trying soon!
I completed 8 of 11. I did #’s 1,2,4,5,6,7,9,11.
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.
I always save all the crumbs from the bottom of the cereal box, potato chips, crackers, etc to use as topping on my casseroles.
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. 🙂
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.
I am a fan of gooseberry patch on facebook! I would love a new cookbook!
I am a fan of Wag’n Tales on FB.
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.
8 of the links done.ty.
I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
I recieve Gooseberry Patch by email.
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.
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.
I like Real Farm Wives of America and Friends on FB.
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
A sure-fire $$ saving tip 4 the kitchen: I use an empty Windex plastic spray bottle with a 1/4 amount of Mr. Clean, and 3/4 amount of water to clean practically everything in the kitchen !!!
I have completed
#2 A fan of Wag’n Tales on FB.
#5 A fan of RFOA and Friends on FB.
#7 A fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
#9 I get Gooseberry Patch emails.
#10 Left a kitchen tip.
#11 I entered six different ways.
A sure-fire $$ 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 !!!
FAN OF GB COOKBOOK ON FACEBOOK.
I am a fan of Wag’n Tales on Facebook
I am a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB.
I follow Real Farmwives of America and Friends through Google
I am a Fan of RFOA &Friends on Facebook
I Joined the Gooseberry Patch Circle of Friends email club
My money saving tip believe it or not but I reuse alum foil…and I use parchment paper twice when baking cookies.
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.
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!
I follow you through Twitter (jilliebean_j)
I’m a fan of Wag’n Tales on FB
I follow Real Farmwives of America and Friends through Google
I follow @realfarmwives on Twitter
I’m a fan of RFOA & Friends on FB
I follow Gooseberry Patch on Twitter
I’m a fan of Gooseberry Patch on FB
I’m a member of Gooseberry Patch’s Circle of Friends email club
Love to blog, love to win a gift
I completed #’s 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 !!!
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!
I completed the following entry options:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook. Looks like a great book to cook from.
Became a fan on Facebook!
Lov e Love ur site cook books as well
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.