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Old 07-28-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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What can I do with canned red enchilada sauce besides enchiladas? We're going to be moving soon and I am trying to use up stuff. Some how I have managed to hide 4 cans of sauce in the back of my pantry.

Recipes can't be cheesy, we can only do cheese if it can be held off of dd's. So cheese can only be used as a topping. Not a lot of beans either. I was thinking I might add a can to hamburger and make meat loaf or hamburgers with it. I was also thinking I might make some beans and rice with the sauce and some canned green chilies (but I would be the only one to eat this, so i would be eating it for lunch for a week). Not sure what else I would need to add to the rice or if the sauce would be good (I would add soup veggies because I always do to my rice). I also have several cans of kidney beans and black beans- I am the only one who eats beans. I buy them to make bean salads and rice dishes for me to eat for lunch. But I buy them on sale so I have way more then I need. Lots of canned tomatoes.

Do think I could baste chicken breasts in it and bake it? What would I serve that with? What else? Maybe a pot roast stewed in it? We don't like chili otherwise I might use it make some chili.

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Re: enchilada sauce

Oh, enchilada casserole will not work. no one would eat it. Basically I love almost all mexican food, dd and ds like most basic mexican and dh only likes nachos, guac or taco bell's grilled stuff burrito. He will occasionally eat enchiladas (we do vegetarian avocado and shredded beef, very rarely bean) but we had them last month. Once a month is too much for him.
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I've made I guess you can call it a Mexican stir fry with chicken, onions and diced tomatoes and served over white rice. Just something I made up a long time ago in my head but it was tasty! Of course you can add whatever you'd like, now that I think about it I've added corn also to it. Hth
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Sounds good to me. Like a hot chicken salsa. Probably through some cold avocado on the top too.
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You could make chilaquiles pretty much you fry up tortillas til theyre golden n crispy. After theyve been drained you put your chicken, or beef, or beans on top, pour sauce on top and finish with cheese. Pop in the oven to melt the cheese. Thats how they serve them in the restaurant with a side of lettuce. But these canned sauces tend to be bland. I usually doctor them up a tiny bit with chicken bouillon, salt, and a pureed tomato or 2. Then I boil it up and use.
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Sounds good to me. Like a hot chicken salsa. Probably through some cold avocado on the top too.
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Re: enchilada sauce

What about a Mexican meatloaf? Weight Watchers has a recipe for one and it's really tasty! You use enchilada sauce instead of ketchup.
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Re: enchilada sauce

Chile rellenos, you could stuff them with ground beef instead of all cheese and just leave cheese out of your dd's. Pour the sauce over them and pop them in the oven for a few minutes. We also like to use enchilada sauce over fried polenta.
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Re: enchilada sauce

I use enchilada sauce to cook chicken or pork in the crockpot. Just pour it over raw meat and cook on low all day, and it shreds naturally. I use the meat in tacos, nachos, and breakfast scrambles (eggs, veggies, meat, potatoes, salsa, top with avocado)
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Re: enchilada sauce

I make a rice enchillada dish on the stovetop that I came up with that is based on the Hamburger Helper Cheesy Enchilada boxed meal if you're interested.

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I use enchilada sauce to cook chicken or pork in the crockpot. Just pour it over raw meat and cook on low all day, and it shreds naturally. I use the meat in tacos, nachos, and breakfast scrambles (eggs, veggies, meat, potatoes, salsa, top with avocado)
That sounds delicious! Do you add any water to it too or just the meat and enchilada sauce in the crockpot? This should work with red meat too I would imagine?
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