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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Enchiladas con Huevos



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Eggs that had been boiled for a deviling that never happened were the inspiration for these unusual enchiladas. The dish, which appeared in Country Woman magazine a decade ago, was originally meant for a company breakfast or brunch. Years ago, I made it at Easter time and I still make it for a light family supper when I have a surfeit of eggs that must be dealt with. The enchiladas are very easy to make and while they'll never be on anyone's final meal request, they are enjoyable and pleasant enough to eat. While the recipe calls for corn tortillas, the flour variety also works well here. I'm sure you know that corn tortillas can be softened for rolling by wrapping them in damp paper towels and "nuking" them on HIGH power for about 30 seconds. I suspect you already have the ingredients to make these in your refrigerator and pantry. If you have no taco sauce an excellent recipe for the famous Taco Bell sauce can be found here. If you start preparation of this dish with eggs that are already hard boiled you can have these enchiladas on the table in about 30 minutes. If you need directions for making perfect hard boiled eggs you can find them here, but the time required to boil them must be factored into your preparation time. This is a nice dish for busy days. Here's the recipe.

Enchiladas con Huevos...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired Linda Braun

Ingredients:
8 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 small can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
1-1/2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese, divided use
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, divided use
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 corn tortillas, warmed
1 bottle (8 ounces) mild taco sauce
Sour cream, optional

Directions:
1) Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Combine eggs, creamed corn, 1 cup Jack cheese, green chilies, cilantro, taco seasoning and salt in a medium bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup of mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly. Place, seam side down, in prepared baking dish. Top with taco sauce. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup cheese..
3) Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with reserved 1 tablespoon cilantro. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.








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36 comments:

All Things Yummy said...

I'll have to try this since my husband love huevos rancheros. I bet this would be his new favorite.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Living in Texas, I've eaten all kinds of enchiladas but I can honestly say I've never seen any made from boiled eggs! I'm excited to give this new version a try! Thank you for the little surprise, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Elin said...

Mary..I have never tried this before and it looks delicious. I will give this a try when I get the corn tacos :) looks yummy ! Have a nice day,
Elin

Chiara said...

this dish is new for me,I'll try soon, looks delicious...have a good day Mary....

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Looks delicious! Have a great day Mary!

Duncan In Kuantan

Pari said...

Wow, this sounds and looks amazing. Surely a perfect filling dish for a hectic day.

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds really tasty, will give it a try. Have a good day. Diane

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks delicious! I have never tried this before.

Coleen said...

Bravo, I love it when I already have everything to try a new recipe. We are totally snowed in, so this will definitely be on my menu.

manu said...

I love enchiladas, they're so delicious!Have a nice day

Rambling Tart said...

I can't tell you how much I've been craving Mexican flavors since coming to Australia. :-) They just don't have them as part of their culture or immigrant culture. Sadness. :-) So you cheered me tremendously just by posting this Tex-Mex style dish today. :-)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wish I could stay next to you in my next birth :) Wow..what wonderful dishes you create Mary! Love this exotica.

Kim said...

These are perfect for brunch, but, as you said, it's perfect for a light meal. I like it!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Wow, such a unique enchilada recipe! I've been craving enchiladas lately and I think I've found my recipe!

Jenn said...

Very interesting indeed... but it looks incredibly delicious!

Sushma Mallya said...

This looks so delicious and lovely recipe as well:)

Jeannie said...

what a delicious treat! I love the look of your enchiladas and bet they are super delicious!

Priya said...

Wish i live near to u,irresistible enchiladas.

JG said...

Thanks for including the recipe for Taco Sauce, also!
~Judy

Rosemary said...

I love how something as simple as a hard-boiled egg can inspire something so delicious looking. I have to admit I'm partial to flour vs. corn tortillas and this could find its way to our table easy!

David said...

Mary, This is a very interesting and imaginative recipe! Sounds like a Mexican or Tex/Mex dish that I could really enjoy... Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Guitar Dad said...

That chicken looks AMAZING! I am going to have to get my wife on here so she can make me some of that. Actually, Maybe i'll try to make if for her one of these days.

Joanne said...

Haha this takes breakfast for dinner to a whole new level!

Daniel Deywes said...

This food is delicious and beautiful.


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JasmyneTea said...

Mmm, looks delish! I would have never thought of egg enchiladas, but then they're not really very popular in Oz at all. I'll have to try this at home!

Kelly said...

I love when dishes morph into something entirely different than what you had intended. I will admit I don't have many creative uses for hard boiled eggs so this sounds incredibly unique and handy to me.

Vicki Bensinger said...

Your enchiladas sound delicious. I love Mexican food. My next Mexican dinner night will definitely include these. Thanks for sharing.

Chef E said...

your speaking my language!

It would not be too different from Huevos rancheros, so I am in!

Christy said...

Wow, I have never tried this before myself and it looks like a very interesting dish :)

That Girl said...

I don't think I've ever heard of hard boiled eggs in enchiladas.

Valerie said...

Sometimes my craving for Mexican food is so huge, but I never know what to make...until now!
Thanks for sharing the recipe, Mary. These enchiladas look scrumptious!

Amalia said...

YUM, I love enchiladas! These look so delicious I bet I could eat 3 of them! Great recipe :)

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

I want some via FEDEX, Please! :) Mouth-watering, Mary. I love these enchiladas and that rye bread looks great too :)

HUGS <3

Nicole said...

I've never tried enchiladas before, but so many friends of mine are constantly raving about how amazing they are… I'm really eager to try. Yours look like a great place to start.

Claudia said...

I've never had anything like this. But all those flavors coming together would satisfy everyone in this house. (A rarity)

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Mary, that's such a surprise that you linked to my own taco bell sauce recipe! I love enchiladas, and this is really a very unique version. I'm on it! Thanks for the chuckle, and recipe. Debby

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