1/4 cup enchilada sauce
1 tsp Aleppo (or other ground pepper)
1/4 tsp cayenne (more or less depending on spicy level)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp Chile lime seasoning blend from Trader Joe’s (optional)
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1. Bring 1½ cups of the milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat (whatever you do, don’t turn your back on it, as me how I know - lol). Whisk the cornstarch, spices, and ¼ Cup of enchilada sauce together once combined, whisk into the simmering milk. Continue to cook, whisking often, until the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.
2. Off the heat, stir in the cheeses until all the cheese is melted and smooth. Season with salt to taste.
This would be great on Nachos, Tacos, Broccoli, Steamed Cauliflower, Crackers, Chips, French Fries, or just by the spoonful.
P.S. This recipe is so easy to make and customize to your taste & spice levels.
P.S.S. This makes a little over a pint of sauce.
TO MAKE AHEAD
The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat the sauce over low heat, whisking to recombine.
You know what I LOVE about this CHEESY CHICKEN ENCHILADA DIP recipe? It's that you can fine tune it from the regular full fat version, to a just-as-yummy lower fat version.
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup sour cream
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can diced green chilies
1 8-oz package cream cheese
1 can enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tbsp taco seasoning
Preheat oven to 450°. Add all of the ingredients, except shredded cheese, in large bowl and stir to combine. Place contents in baking dish and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20-30 mins. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
For the low fat version, make these swaps...
Sour Cream --> Plain Greek Yogurt
Cream Cheese --> Non-fat Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheese --> Low-Fat Shredded Cheese
Tortilla Chips --> Pour the dip over Baked Cauliflower
This years garden season was quite a fun one. Mainly because it was the first garden at our new house. Although, I must admit, I had not planned to have one this year because of the house renovations, full-time job, and elderly dog to take care of. But then I saw some plants on sale at our local market and I couldn’t resist.
The garden started out quite a bit rocky. A few weeks after I planted everything I went out to the garden and realized that I was not doing a great job at keeping up with the maintenance, the weeds had taken over. So that day I buckled down, pulled the weeds, unburied our plants, put in some paths, covered the bare areas with cut grass and “started again”.
Not everything did well, and a few plants died… we can’t win ‘em all. But after the garden got established it did pretty well. Thankfully things got ripe at a rate that I could process them and use them up before they went bad.
I thought it would be fun to put together a list of recipes for the tomatoes and peppers. Feel free to send me any recipes you would like to include in the line up.
This is a great resource page for gardeners that are just beginning and those that have been doing it a long time.
On the go a lot? Don't have time to always make a wholesome dinner for your family? Check out these recipes to get you ahead of the game.
How to's, ideas, inspiration, books, and so much more for learning how to can and preserve your food.
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