Monday at nap time all my kids slept at the same time. It was only for a half hour and that’s all the time I needed to change the wash and prep some food. The bar and grill here in town has Taco Tuesday night. I love going but always kick myself that I simply don’t do my own Taco Tuesday right here at our house. That got me thinking that I could make a Mexican meal along with a couple for the freezer and I’d be good for the next few Tuesdays.
Here’s how they look minus I ddin’t get cheese on the one to the right. I love recipes that are good for the freezer. I don’t do a lot of freezer meals but this is one that I regularly do. The original recipe calls it Beef Enchilladas…I’ve changed it up though.
Here is the original recipe along with the changes I made.2 1/2 pounds of ground beef (I use any kind of meat I have. This time sausage was added too.)
1 medium onion chopped
2 cans of enchilada sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I use cream of chicken sometimes)
1 can tomato soup
2 1/2 cups plus more cheese
I added beans and rice to these too along with some cilantro
Brown the meat and onion. Add beans and rice if you are going to. Set aside. Mix together sauce and soups. The recipe says to fill two 9 x 13 pans. I use three pans and divide them between the three. Put 3/4 of a cup of sauce mixture in the bottom of the pans. Put half of the remaining mixture in the hamburger mix and stir. Save the remaining sauce mixture. Take a tortilla shell and put filling down. Sprinkle cheese over the top and roll them up. Put them seam side down in the pan. Once all the enchiladas are rolled, pour the remaining sauce over. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
If using right away, cover the pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Take the cover off and bake an additional 5 minutes.
If cooking a frozen version thaw in the refrigerator overnight then cook using the directions above.
This plus a salad makes a great meal for us. I love having a couple in the freezer for those times when I know life is busy. Not going on to eat on Tuesday nights because I’m not tempted is also a good thing.
Does anyone have any quick and easy tried and true easy freezer meals. I do like having something in the freezer and I love trying new recipes.