Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer is here, the kids are out of school and all the craziness that goes on with the end of school is behind us.  Now, to focus on friends, food, wine, and business.  As many of you know I (on occasion) just make up my own recipes by mixing and matching flavors and ideas from others.  yesterday was one of those days, usually these invented dishes are tasty but sometimes they are quite outstanding and this is one of those dishes.  Fairly easy to do, great if you are having a bunch of people over and just want to throw something together.  I have been asked to make sure I write this one down so here it goes:

Cristi's Picadilla Enchiladas

3 pounds ground beef
1 pound pork sausage
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
2 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons ground cloves
Flour tortillas
diced fresh cilantro
sliced green olives
shredded colby jack
crema casera (mexican sour cream)
diced fresh tomatoes
diced onion
canned enchilada sauce
chopped lettuce

Brown the beef and sausage with the canned tomatoes and the spices.  Drain all the fat and juice off the meat.  Spread the meat on the tortilla, sprinkle with a little cheese, fresh cilantro, and olives.  Roll up.  Top with enchilada sauce, a dollup of cream, fresh tomatoes, onion, and lettuce.  Enjoy.

We enjoyed these with Montgras Quatro an amazing 4 way blend from Chile.  Cheers. 

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