Monday, April 27, 2009

Meatless Monday Dinner

So I have decided that we are going to try to have Meatless Mondays. I watched Oprah on Earth Day and of course when I got done I felt all empowered "to be the change I want to see" and so I did take a few things away from the show that I am going to try Meatless Mondays being one of them I wrote a little bit more about it on my But Mommy..... blog but for this page I wanted to include our 1st meatless Monday dinner recipe.

I found this recipe online at and then tweaked it to my liking, I am going to type the portions they have but I didn't really measure i just pour till it looks good :)

So we had Bean and Cheese Enchiladas and Spanish Rice

Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

2 cups colby/jack cheese blend

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

1 can (16 oz) refried beans

1 jar mild taco sauce

1/4 c. salsa

1/2 tsp. cumin

12 flour tortillas

Sliced ripe olives, optional

Sour cream, optional

  • In a medium bowl mix all of the cheeses

  • In another bowl, combine beans, 1/4c. salsa, 1 1/2 c. cheese mixture and cumin

  • Spread 1 cup taco sauce into the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch baking dish

  • Spoon a heaping 1/4 c. bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Place tortillas seam side down on taco sauce. Top with taco sauce and remaining cheese.

  • Bake at 350 F. for 30 mins. or until heated through

  • Serve with sliced ripe olives, green onions and sour cream if desired.

Spanish Rice

2 tbs. oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 oz. tomato sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. rice

1 tbs. onion powder

2 c. cold water

2 tbs. chicken bouillon

  • Coat bottom of saucepan with oil and saute rice until golden brown
  • Add garlic to rice and saute for 1 min.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, salt, onion powder, and chicken bouillon and stir well to mix ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 25 mins.


  1. Yum that sounds really great. I think we might have it this week. I also do Meatless Mondays and have been for a few months. I am trying to start blog party on Monday's so we can all swap recipes and tips!

  2. Okay, these look delicious! And I'm always about some mexican food!

  3. Absolutely we love them, but when I can get a little break from the twin brigade I take it!