Thursday, May 24, 2012

Actually, We Like Sour Cream Enchiladas Better

Page 74 in 'Trophy Recipes from the Columbia Classics Car Club" opens with 'Chili Chicken', a Mexican-style casserole which is fairly quick to prepare (after the chicken is cooked or you've picked up a pre-cooked one), and takes about an hour to bake. I couldn't find a similar recipe online, so here it is:

1 whole chicken
12 corn tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup chicken broth
1 can green salsa sauce
1 can chili (no beans)
1 chopped onion
1/2 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese

Simmer chicken in water until tender. Bone & cut into large bite sized pieces. Lay chicken in a large 3 Qt. casserole dish. Ter and place the 12 corn tortillas over the chicken. Mix together soup, broth, salsa sauce, chili and onions. Pour over chicken & tortillas.  Shred cheeses and spread on top of casserole.  Bake 15 minutes covered, 30-40 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees.  Yields 8-10 servings. - Paula Stands

This is a fine casserole - but my husband and I thought it needed something else, maybe a can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis? It reminded us of the Sour Cream Enchilada casserole that we really like, so I made that the next day (after we the Chili Chicken was gone). 


1 c. cultured sour cream (fat free is fine)
1 can cream of chicken soup (ditto)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (ditto)
2 small cans green chilies, chopped
1 tsp. diced jalapeno (freeze the rest of the can for later use)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb. hamburger
1 ½ c. grated cheddar cheese
10 flour or corn tortillas

Brown hamburger and onion, set aside.  Combine sour cream, soup, chilies and tsp. jalapenos.  Save out 2 cups of this sauce.  Add burger and onions to remaining sauce.  Put a scoop of burger mixture on each tortilla, roll, and put in casserole dish (10 tortillas fit in a 13 x 9 pan – 8 lined up and 2 on the side).

Pour the two cups reserved sauce over the top of tortillas, and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

[You can use two cans of cream of chicken and mushroom soup instead, if you like; with this small amount of jalapeno, it’s very ‘mild’. We usually use flour tortillas. Merlyn puts more sour cream and picante on his but I eat mine plain.]

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, your sour cream enchiladas are delish!