Saturday, August 3, 2013

Strata Enchilada

Strata Enchilada  (say that fast 5 times!)

End result of the Strata Enchilada.....OMY (Ohhh my yummy)!!
Of course, I had to have seconds ;-D

LOL a friend from church pointed out that there was a face in my food...can you see it?

The beginning...

Fried the onions first with oil (or in my southern/country case - refrigerated bacon fat) until they began to color then added the ground beef and then the spices to the remainder
 Black pepper, cumin and Lawry's Garlic Salt, Chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder (See Taco Mix recipe)

 Photo of Layers - layer #1 & #2 which are done with the directions below

1. Place meat mixture on the bottom
2. Then cheese, black olives and green chilis
3. Drizzle with enchilada sauce
4. Then place tortillas on top
5. Meat mixture yet again
6. Cheese and black olives and green chilis
7. Drizzle with Enchilada sauce
8. Place tortillas on top
You can follow another layer to make it have 3 layers or stop here and go on to #9
9. Extra Cheese and black olives 

Then at the last see below.... On the very top go tortilla's extra Cheese, enchilada sauce and olives.  This gets melted in the oven for 20 min. on 350 Degrees Fahrenheit in the oven safe crock-pot.. 

Top layer with melted cheese, olives and sauce. 

oven safe crockpot
2-pounds of extra lean ground beef
1- small onion, chopped
1/8 cup of dried onions re-hydrated
(this was done because I had a small onion and the original was large onion)1-package wheat tortillas
2-  diced green chilies
Enchilada sauce recipe which should be halved there was so much left from
1-8 ounce can sliced olives
Taco seasoning mix - See below
4-cups (2 packages) of shredded taco mix cheese
2 tsp Canola oil or I used 1 tsp bacon fat -shh- I know it is the devil.

Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

  • 1/4 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tsp ground black pepper

Feel free to use canned enchilada sauce or a packet of Taco mix which is faster.
I have stepped away from canned items and mixes due to the additives and preservatives they include - which makes my MS act up, a bit.  Thankful for Lindsey Black olives because their ingredients. although canned, are black olives, water and sea salt.

So wonderful - we both had seconds...WHEW!  STUFFED!!