Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Dinner...

Den of the Beastly Bear

Good Sunday evening folks!

Growing up, Sunday evenings were always the time for the big family dinner. Through the week, everyone kept different schedules, but Sunday evening you ate at home with your family...period.

When I got married my wife and I have always tried to maintain that tradition...unless I was off hunting.

There are no particular "rules" to Sunday dinner, other than we eat as a family, and usually at the dining room table. A huge green marble monstrosity we bought the year we bought our seats 8!
It comes in handy at holidays but is a little big for everyday! 

I may have mentioned before, but I cook!
In fact, I'm pretty damn good at it if I do say so myself!
The ability grew out of necessity growing up as Mom and Dad both worked, and as I hit high school I had a job after school as if I wanted to eat (more than sandwiches) I had to figure it out!

Today I'd like to share tonight's Sunday dinner, super simple enchiladas!
Simple Enchiladas

You will need:
Preheat oven to 400°
  • 1lb. Ground Sirloin
  • 1 lg. Onion diced
  • 1 can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 envelope Taco seasoning
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 jar Picante Sauce (Pick you heat)
  • 1 package lg. Flour Tortillas (8-10)
  • 1 4-cup package Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped green onion for garnish
  1. Brown ground sirloin with the diced onion, drain.
  2. Add beans, chillies, corn and taco seasoning and as much water as the seasoning calls for. Heat until liquid has evaporated. Set aside.
  3. Mix soup and Picante together, set aside.
  4. In a clean towel, microwave tortillas just until warm and pliable
  5. Divide beef mixture so you have enough for the number of tortillas you have
  6. Put filling in tortilla and roll like a burrito
  7. Spay a baking dish with cooking spray and arrange filled tortillas in dish leaving a little room between them
  8. Cover with soup/Picante mixture
  9. Top with cheese
Bake for 20-30 min. until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown. Let cool about 10 min. before serving. Garnish with green onion. Enjoy!

I have also made this in a healthier version, substituting ground turkey, whole wheat tortillas, fat-free soup, and 2 cups each part skim mozzarella and fat-free mozzarella mixed. I swear to you it is just as good!!!
If you don't have a large family, they freeze and reheat well.
We get a couple of meals out of a pan.

I hope you try these and your family loves them as we do!
Until tomorrow,

Be Well!

Beastly Bear


  1. That sounds soooooo good!!!!!! I've never made them before...about all I can manage are burritoes and quesadillas!

  2. JoJo, if you can make burritos, you can make these!!!

  3. Well now Mr. handy is this...we usually go to my folks for Sunday dinner, with the weather like it is we stayed home yesterday. Meaning, that I used my meal for today, yesterday. Have been trying to think of something yummy to make. Will be dropping one of the kiddos off at work in a, I will be stopping at the grocery to pick something up..and the above recipe will be it! =) I am sure they will love it!

    1. Please let me know how they turn out Sherry!!!

  4. Deliciousness. I'll be making them. :) I'll post pics and link back when I do but it will be soon. :)

    1. Hope you like them MiMi !!! We sure do!!! Took left overs for work tonight!