Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

Ingredients 2.5 cups shredded cooked chicken 2/3 cup picante sauce 1/2 cup green onion slices 3/4 to 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tortillas 1/4 cup melted margarine 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese Method Combine chicken, picante sauce, onion, cumin, oregano, and salt in a saucepan; simmer […]

San Diego Tamale Pie

San Diego Tamale Pie

Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 can (12-ounces) whole kernel corn (drained) 2 cans (6-ounces each) tomato paste 1 can (10-ounces) enchilada sauce 1 can (4-ounces) diced green chilies (drained) 1 tablespoon chili […]

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

A handwritten recipe for the classic Mexican Wedding Cake cookies. Savory, buttery cookies covered with powered sugar, always a crowd favorite. Ingredients 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cup flour (not sifted) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup pecans, chopped Method Blend butter, salt, and sugar. Add […]

Mexican Salad

Mexican Salad

Ingredients 1 large head of lettuce 1 pound Wisconsin Rat cheese, grated 1 15-ounce can ranch style beans, chilled 2 tomatoes, diced 1/2 onion, chopped fine 3/4 bottle Catalina dressing (Kraft, chilled) 1 $.49 package Fritos, crushed Method Prepare lettuce as for any tossed salad. Drain and wash chilled beans and add tomatoes, onion, grated […]

Impossible Taco Pie

Impossible Taco Pie

Also in the Eidson collection was a handwritten recipe for Impossible Taco Pie. The card was written by “Double E” – E. Eidson on February 13, 1984.  I like the additional note that she includes at the end of the handwritten card: “A glob of sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and lettuce hanging about are the […]

Spicy Tamale Casserole

Spicy Tamale Casserole

Ingredients 3 pounds ground beef 1/2 onion chopped 1 1/2 packages taco seasonings 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 cup water 1 can (17 ounces) whole kernel corn 1 can chili beans 3 cans diced tomatoes and chilies 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded […]

Ben-Hur Tamale Pie

Ben-Hur Tamale Pie

Ingredients 1 pound round steak 3 cups water 2 cups canned or fresh tomatoes 2 medium onions 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup whole olives, ripe or green 2 teaspoons Ben-Hur Garlic Salt 1 teaspoon Ben-Hur Paprika 2 teaspoons Ben-Hur Chili Powder 1/2 cup seedless raisins   Cornmeal Mush: 1 cup cornmeal 2 level tablespoons flour […]

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Ingredients 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, chopped 1 pound ground beef 2 cups canned tomatoes (#303) 2 cups creamed-style corn (303) 1 cup milk 1 cup uncooked yellow cornmeal 1 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 cup ripe olives 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cubed Method In a heavy skillet, heat: 2 tablespoons […]

Green Enchiladas

Green Enchiladas

Ingredients 1 can mushroom soup 1 can green chilies (chopped) 1 can cheddar cheese soup 1 pound hamburger meat 1 package tortilla chips   Method Cook hamburger.  Combine soup and chilies.   Heat.  Dip tortillas chips in hot grease long enough to soften.   In a casserole dish, start with tortillas, add a layer of soup and […]

Mexican Cornbread – Nix Collection

Mexican Cornbread - Nix Collection

Ingredients 2 cups cornmeal 2 cups milk 4 eggs 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup bacon grease 2 small onions, chopped 4 small jalapeno peppers, chopped 1/2 pound grated longhorn cheese, grated 1 16-ounce can cream corn Method Bake at 400-degrees for 25 to 30 minutes in hot cast iron stick pans. 

Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients 1 large onion, minced 1 clove garlic 6 teaspoons olive oil 2 pounds hamburger 1 2 1/2 can solid pack tomatoes 1 can tomato paste, diluted with an equal amount of water 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 dash Tabasco sauce pinch each of rosemary, thyme, oregano, and cumin […]

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients 1 can (10-ounce) Mexican style tomato sauce and 1 can water 1 can (8-ounce) tomato sauce 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion and 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped 1 can (4 1/2-ounce) chopped or whole pitted ripe olives 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tortillas 1/2 pound cheese, grated Method Heat hot […]