For someone who claims she doesn’t like cooking I sure have a lot of recipes on this blog. Things haven’t changed. I still don’t like cooking but you know what I do like? Mexican food. YUM YUM! One night I was out with a friend and she asked where I wanted to go to eat. I suggested a Mexican restaurant across the street from where we were seeing a movie. She looked at me with disdain only allowed a friend who has to constantly put up with the simple juvenile taste buds of a dining partner and said, “aren’t we having Mexican tomorrow with everyone?” My response, “So?” If you give me a choice I’m going to have a fajita and a margarita on the rocks with salt and some guac and chips.
Staples in my limited supplied fridge and pantry (I actually don’t even have a pantry) include corn, black and refried beans, salsa, tortillas, avocado, tomatoes, and hot sauce. In fact last night I had a burrito for dinner. And when I say burrito I mean I slapped some refried beans on a tortilla and nuked it for 20 seconds before adding hot sauce and avocado slices. Delicioso! When I saw a recipe for a one-skilled enchilada recipe come through my email from one of my favorite bloggers I wanted to give it a try! So I did!
She (Jillee) calls it a skillet enchilada (click to see her original post and recipe along with lots of other fun things she blogs about). I call it “Fake Enchiladas” because lets face it … they aren’t really enchiladas. They are more like enchiladas that got in a horrible accident and you scooped up the remains and served them to your family (appetizing). Since I don’t do well eating red meat I choose to use shredded chicken that I had cooked earlier in the week. I also swapped out black olives for avocado because avocado is the most delicious thing on the entire planet earth.
The pluses of the recipe –
- It is super-duper easy and only gets one pan dirty. I’d make it for those facts alone.
- It’s yummy.
- It’s filling.
- It seems like it would be a really good family dinner.
The minuses –
- I can’t eat it. The enchilada sauce is too spicy for me (I realize it isn’t really spicy at all) and my stomach was very angry at me for eating it.
- If you get enchiladas at a restaurant you can also order guac and a margarita and not have to make it yourself.
So there you go. I wanted to like this more than I did but my stomach and I weren’t on the same page. I’m sharing it with you since it seems like the PERFECT working mom go-to-dinner. Let me know if you make it and how it tasted.
Did the enchilada sauce make it so spicy?
Yes. It was mild sauce and any normal person would not think it is spicy. I normally eat very bland food so anything past salt and pepper tends to make my stomach angry.
I wonder if I could substitute it with anything… My stomach is not happy with me either when I make/eat spicy food, even though my taste buds love it lol.
I’m going to make this!