Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tonight's Dinner Is...


Sorry, I got a little excited about that.  Just so everyone knows...I am making them gluten-free friendly.  We tend to do tacos/burritos a lot here at the Carr residence.  We have been able to find a gluten-free wrap for Andrew to eat.  It's made by LaTortilla Factory.  They are the Smart & Delicious Wraps Gluten Free, Wheat Free.

I'll be honest, when we're doing tacos, it doesn't necessarily taste the greatest; however, the last time I made enchiladas Andrew mentioned that the wraps tasted better because of the sauce that I used.


  • 1 lb. of ground beef (could be replaced with ground turkey or even cubed chicken)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (or if you don't have that: 2 tbs. Mexican chili powder, 2 tbs. paprika, and 1 tbs. of onion powder)
  • About 6 tortilla (large) shells (gluten-free for those who need or normal for those who don't)
  • 1 or 2 larger cans of Old El Paso enchilada sauce (can be the red or green, mild or medium)
  • Shredded cheese
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 tsp. extra of the chili powder (for the rice)
  1. Preheat the oven to about 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook the rice according the packaging and add the extra tsp. of chili powder for seasoning.
  3. Brown the meat.  Once the meat is done, add the seasoning packet and 1 small (8 oz./1 cup) of water.  Mix the meat, water, and seasoning until the water is cooked off and the seasoning has coated/covered the meat.
  4. Take a 9 in. by 13 in. cooking pan and spray it with cooking spray so that the enchiladas don't stick.
  5. Take one of the tortilla shells/wraps and layer rice, meat, cheese, and 4 to 6 tbs. of the Old El Paso sauce inside.  Fold it as best you can and place inside the pan.  Continue until you've filled all of the tortilla shells.
  6. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas and put cheese on top.
  7. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes to crisp the edges and melt the cheese inside and on top.
  8. Once done, eat and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
I will say that sometimes I have a difficult time folding the LaTortilla Wraps when they've been taken straight from the refrigerator.  Warming them slightly in the oven may help with the wrapping.

The final product: 3 for Andrew, 2 for Me!

Enjoy and happy eating!!!


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