COOKING WITH RICARDO
Serves 4 Ingredients
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 cubanelle pepper, seeded and diced
• 1/2 tsp ground cumin
• 2 tsp chili powder
• 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
• 1 1/2 lb (675 g) lean ground beef
• 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
• 1 can (14 oz/398 ml) puréed or refried black beans (Old El Paso-style)
• 2 tbsp (30 ml) hot chili sauce (Red Hot-style) or to taste
• 1 tbsp (15 ml) lime juice
• 12 small 7-inch (18 cm) flour tortillas
• 3 cups (750 ml) tomato sauce, homemade or store-bought
• 2 cups (200 g) Monterey Jack cheese, grated
• 1/2 cup (125 ml) salsa
• 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to
400F (200C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. In a pot, brown the onion, pepper and spices in the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the meat and garlic and sauté over high heat, while breaking up the meat with a fork. Add the black beans, chili sauce and lime juice. Cook for about 2 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
3. On a work surface, place about
1/3 cup (75 ml) of the meat and beans mixture on each tortilla. Roll up and set aside.
4. Spread half the tomato sauce on the prepared baking sheet. Place the enchiladas, seam side down, in bunches of three. Top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
5. Serve three enchiladas per person and serve with salsa and sour cream.