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Finishing Out June With An Enchilada Dish

Yes, I know July 4th is approaching.  I thought about recipes I could share with you and the enchilada dish just kept coming back to me and I knew I had to share it.  I prepared it this past weekend and Mr. D and I enjoyed it.  It is fairly easy to make and I liked it because we had enough to eat now and freeze for later.

Here is a picture of the enchiladas:

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This recipe was given to me by a friend that lives in California.  We made contact with each other earlier in the year and he told me he did not have a means to share his recipes.  He is sending some of them to me and I will share them with you on my blog.  He is now in his retirement years but was an accomplished chef for many years.  Let’s just say he is my California cousin.  You do know in the South we have many cousins scattered all over the place, don’t you?

Here is his recipe:

Go California Turkey or Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

2 tbsp. butter, 1 medium yellow onion chopped.

3 cups of leftover turkey or chicken shredded and coarsely chopped

1 cup cheddar sharp cheese, 1 cup jack cheese

1 19 ounce enchilada sauce

6 6 inch fajita style tortillas (flour)

¾ cup sour cream at room temperature

Cilantro chopped for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat, add onion and cook stirring until translucent – about 5 minutes

Transfer onion to bowl and cool, mix in turkey or chicken, ½  cup of each cheese and ¼ cup enchilada sauce.

Spread ½ cup enchilada sauce across bottom of 9×13 inch baking dish.

To assemble:  pour remaining sauce into pie plate.  Place 1 tortilla in sauce, add about ½ cup turkey or chicken mixture to center of tortilla and roll.

Place rolled enchilada seam side down in baking dish, repeat with remaining enchiladas.

Pour any remaining sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted.  (about 20 minutes).

Serve hot with dollop of sour cream and sprinkles with cilantro.  Serves 6.

The cheese makes the casserole gooey and delicious. I know this will be a recipe that I will use often and share with friends and family. If you are having guests over the upcoming holiday weekend, this would be a good choice for one of your meals.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are looking forward to a special July 4th weekend.


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