5.31.2009

m'egg'xican pizza

again, i'm quite slack and i realize that i've been talking about this creation of mine from chicago... well, here it is. i call it the m'egg'exican pizza. i was visiting my sister in chicago and trying to be a good guest and make her breakfast. i poured a bit too much egg mixture into a 7" pan and what happened next is sheer brilliance. i think i'm gonna find a way to patent this and sell it to taco bell, ha ha.

enjoy... this one really is worth a try. if you add/change anything, i'd be curious how you m'egg'xified this dish.


Ingredients:
3 eggs or egg-substitute
tostadas
refried beans
guacamole
black pepper
chili powder
1/2 white onion, chopped
green pepper
1/2 ham steak, cubed
tomatoes
shredded cheddar cheese
light sour cream
green onions

Preparation:
- crack eggs or pour equal portion egg substitute in bowl
- add black pepper, chili powder, green pepper, white onion and ham steak; mix
- grease 7" pan, add mixture and cook on medium-high heat
- in separate pot, add beans, 2 spoons of sour cream and handful of cheese; mix until warm
- when egg mixture turns light brown underneath, flip over and cook
- cover tostada with layer of beans and egg "pancake"; if pancake is too large for tostada, cut off the edges
- add layer of guacamole on top of egg
- put cheddar cheese on top of second tostada and heat in microwave for 15-20 seconds (or till you want), then put on top of guacamole
- add tomatoes and green onions

you can eat this with a fork, slice into pieces or eat the whole slab. whatever you wish.

5.10.2009

turkey enchiladas with tomato sauce

happy d├ęcimo de mayo! i planned to post this earlier this week to celebrate what most people in the US think is mexican independance day, but in fact a day that only holds significance as a victory for the mexican army over the french in 1862.

but i digress... i was so inspired that i didn't make one round of enchiladas, i made two! the first one used tomato sauce and i decided to change things up as well and try using ground turkey instead of chicken or beef and from the few reviews by others, it was an appropriate choice. here are the results for round 1 (as you can tell, i was too hungry to wait for the photo to get taken).


Ingredients:
canola oil
pinch, mustard seed
pinch, peppercorns
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb. taco-seasoned ground turkey
ginger, minced
chili powder
lemon juice
salt
3 cans, tomato sauce
2 cans, diced green chilis
worcestershire sauce
sriracha sauce
6 large wheat tortillas
3 green onions
1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
sour cream
salsa

Preparation:
- pour canola oil in pan and put mustard seed and peppercorns in on medium heat
- add white onion, garlic and ginger and saute on medium heat
- add turkey and cook till lightly browned
- preheat oven to 350°
- on medium-low heat, add in green chilis, chili powder, worcestershire, sriracha, lemon juice and salt
- add 1 1/2 cans of tomato sauce to pan, stir thoroughly then put on low heat
- spoon mixture into large tortilla, add spoonful of salsa; sprinkle cheese on top, roll flour tortilla up and place in a large, greased casserole pan; repeat process 5 more times
- put sour cream on top of enchiladas to your desire, pour rest of the tomato sauce and remainder of cheddar cheese; add chopped green onions on top
- cover with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes in oven

green turkey enchiladas with chili beans

this is the second one that i made cause i felt inspired to trying using green sauce instead of tomato. again, i used turkey as the meat of choice to be able to do an appropriate comparison between the 2 enchilada choices. i added a few extra ingredients into this to kick up the flavor and from initial comments of two unnamed people, they seemed to prefer this one. here are the results for round 2.


Ingredients:
canola oil
pinch, mustard seed
pinch, peppercorns
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
ginger, minced
1 lb. ground turkey
chili powder
lemon juice
salt
slice olives
2 cans, diced green chilis
worcestershire sauce
sriracha sauce
green enchilada sauce, divided
chili beans
6 large wheat tortillas
3 green onions
taco seasoning
1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
sour cream
salsa

Preparation:
- pour canola oil in pan and put mustard seed and peppercorns in on medium heat
- add white onion, garlic and ginger and saute on medium heat
- add turkey and cook till lightly browned
- preheat oven to 350°
- on medium-low heat, add in taco seasoning, green chilis, chili powder, olives, chili beans, worcestershire, sriracha, lemon juice and salt
- add half of green enchilada sauce to pan, stir thoroughly then put on low heat
- spoon mixture into large tortilla, add spoonful of salsa; sprinkle cheese on top, roll flour tortilla up and place in a large, greased casserole pan; repeat process 5 more times
- put sour cream on top of enchiladas to your desire, pour rest of the enchilada sauce and remainder of cheddar cheese; add chopped green onions on top
- cover with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes in oven