I really didn’t plan it this way re: all the King talk, but here’s the next recipe up…King Ranch Enchiladas. My aunt gave this to me years ago… maybe 30? I love this stuff. A little guacamole, some tortilla chips hot out of the oven, a dollop of salsa and a pile of lettuce…doesn’t get any better that!!! Also, I’ve tweeked it a bit.
King Ranch Enchiladas
1 chicken, cooked, boned and diced (roasted, boiled, smoked even out of a can if you’re pressed for time)
1 can diced tomatoes w/chilies (any flavor of HOT you like as they come in all levels of heat)
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup of chicken broth
1/2- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 medium onion chopped
Cheddar cheese-mild, sharp or Monterrey Jack or any combination of the 3!
Corn tortillas, 1 package
Saute´ the onions in 2 Tablespoons of butter in large skillet or roasting pan. When onions are browned, add the soups, 1/2 cup broth, chili powder, tomatoes and chicken. Stir in well and heat thru slowly. Spray a 9×12 pyrex dish with non stick spraythen pour in remaining chicken broth. Add a layer of torn corn tortillas (about 6-8), then half of the chicken mixture, then a couple of handfuls of cheddar cheese. Repeat the layering ending with the cheese. Bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Variations: Some like flour tortillas. They work fine. I like to saute´ some mushrooms w/the onions once in a while and black olives add a lot to this dish! Sour cream on top is good too. If I’m really in a “let’s make it from scratch” mood, I roasted some fresh chilies, cut them up and add them to fresh tomatoes just picked from the garden. Or maybe tomatoes that I froze from last year’s crop. But I do keep cans of tomatoes w/chilies in my pantry all of the time. A Must Have in my kitchen! You can assemble this the “right” way of making enchiladas…frying the tortillas, dipping them in enchilada sauce, adding the chicken mixture and cheese to each tortilla, one at a time…I just never take the time to go that route. Yeah, I could be classified as lazy but I’d rather spend my time making some yummy guacamole to go with it!!! 😀