8/26/09

Onion-Garlic mixture for enchiladas

Prep: 5 min., Cook: 10 min. This recipe has lots of uses. It's great as a base for French onion soup, spread on toast topped with your favorite cheese, stirred into mashed potatoes or hash browns, or mixed into hamburger patties.
This recipe goes with Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas
Yield
Makes about 1 1/3 cups
Ingredients
2 cups chopped onion (1 large onion)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
Preparation
1. Sauté onion in hot oil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender; add garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Chicken Chili enchiladas

Prep: 20 min., Bake: 30 min. Substitute leftover roast beef or your favorite shredded barbecued pork as a tasty alternative to chicken.
Yield
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
3 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2/3 cup Onion-and-Garlic Mixture
2 (4-oz.) cans chopped green chiles
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
3 (10-oz.) cans enchilada sauce, divided
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend, divided
8 (9-inch) burrito-size flour tortillas
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 425º. Stir together first 4 ingredients, 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, and 1 cup cheese.
2. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll tortillas up, and place, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
3. Bake, covered, at 425° for 20 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.