Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Beef Enchilada Roll-Ups - Help Crush Hunger


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Beef Enchilada Roll-Ups - Help Crush Hunger

A Mexican inspired twist on traditional lasagna rolls with these easy Beef Enchilada Roll-ups.
Happy Sunday everyone!!! Growing up, my mom always made sure we ate dinner together as a family, and it was always at the table. Now that I have my own family I too have always made it a high priority to eat together even when our kids were younger. 

Family meal time gives us the opportunity to chat about our day, see how everyone is doing and catch up on school activities. This time together also opens up the line of communication which is super important, especially with teenagers. 

Sadly, not everyone has a meal to enjoy. Hunger impacts families across the nation every day with 1 in 7 households not knowing where their next meal is coming from. Today I'm excited to share that I've partnered with Red Gold® for a special campaign to help crush hunger.  


Red Gold tomatoes are my favorite and the only canned tomatoes that I cook with. I also love that Red Gold is a family-owned company, with the highest quality, freshest and best tasting canned tomatoes. Red Gold tomatoes come in a variety of flavor combinations that you're sure to find exactly what you need. 

This October, Red Gold has teamed up with Feeding America® to launch the Help Crush Hunger Campaign, encouraging families to share a family meal to help crush hunger. How can we help? Well, that's easy. 

For each Red Gold product purchased throughout the month of October, Red Gold will donate 1 meal to a family in need - with a goal of 1.7 million meals to Feeding America food banks across the country.  

Share a Family Meal this October and #HelpCrushHunger 

I'm doing my part to help crush hunger by sharing a meal that my family and I enjoyed. Pasta and Mexican food are two of my favorite things, so I combined them together and came up with these easy Beef Enchilada Roll-Ups that I think you'll love. I made an easy homemade enchilada sauce using Red Golds Chili Ready Tomatoes and a few simple ingredients. Let's get started and I will show you how easy this dish comes together.  

Start by boiling the lasagna noodles in a large pot of lightly salted water, until al dente. Drain the noodles and lay flat on a baking sheet. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. 

Add the chopped onion, minced garlic and one tablespoon cilantro. Drain grease. Add dry taco seasoning and mix to combine. Add the cream cheese and mix until the cream cheese is completely melted. Set mixture aside while you prepare the enchilada sauce.  

In a separate large skillet add the oil and flour and mix over medium- high heat to make a roux (a mixture of fat and flour). Add the chili powder, chicken broth and mix using a wire whisk until smooth.  Add the pureed chili ready tomatoes garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour one cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan. 

Spread 2 -3 tablespoons of meat mixture down the center of each lasagna noodle and sprinkle with a bit of cheddar cheese on top and roll up tightly. Continue rolling the remaining noodles and with the meat mixture. 

Place lasagna rolls in prepared baking dish and pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Remove foil add remaining one cup of cheese and place back in the oven until the cheese melts (about 5 minutes). 

Serve with additional chopped cilantro before serving. 



Beef Enchilada Roll Ups 

Ingredients:
6-8 Lasagna noodles, cooked 
1 - pound lean ground beef, browned
1 - clove garlic, minced
1/4 - cup onion, finely chopped 
1 - 1.25 oz packet taco seasoning
4 - ounces cream cheese
1 - tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 1/2 - cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, separated 

Enchilada Sauce:
2 - tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
2 - tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
2/3 - cup low sodium chicken broth 
1 - 14.5 oz can Red Gold Diced, Chili Ready Tomatoes, pureed 
1/2 - teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 - teaspoon onion powder
1/4 - teaspoon cumin

Directions: 
Boil lasagna noodles in a large pot of lightly salted water, until al dente. Drain the noodles and lay flat on a baking sheet. 

Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic and one tablespoon cilantro. Drain grease. 

Add dry taco seasoning and mix to combine. Add the cream cheese and mix until the cream cheese is completely melted. Set mixture aside while you prepare the enchilada sauce.  

In a large skillet add the oil and flour and mix over medium- high heat to make a roux. Add the chili powder and chicken broth and mix using a wire whisk.  

Add the pureed chili ready tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour one cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan. Spread 2 -3 tablespoons of meat mixture down the center of each lasagna noodle and sprinkle with a bit of cheddar cheese on top and roll up tightly.

Continue rolling the remaining noodles with the meat mixture. Place lasagna rolls in prepared baking dish and pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 or until bubbly.

Remove foil add remaining one cup of cheese and place back in the oven until the cheese melts (about 5 min). Serve with additional chopped cilantro before serving. 
 

servings 6-8
prep time: 25 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes

Cook's Note: 2 (10 oz) cans mild red enchilada sauce can be substituted for the homemade enchilada sauce. 




For more Red Gold inspiration, check out my recipes for this Hearty Stuffed Pepper Soup and my One Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce



You can also join the conversation through social media. When you show or tell us about a family meal experience via Facebook, Twittter or Instagram using hashtag #HelpCrushHunger in the caption, you will be entered to win a Red Gold Family Meal Kit and $100 to donate to your local food bank. 
Visit HelpCrushHunger.com for more information.


This is a sponsored post, created in partnership with Red Gold® and Feeding America®. All opinions stated above are my own. #HelpCrushHunger #RedGold #FeedingAmerica #spon

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2 comments:

Charlotte H. said... #

Although I like your recipes very much, I think it would be helpful to also give nutritional info. Many of us have health issues and have to carefully monitor what we eat. Thank you for your consideration.

Tina Butler said... #

@Charlotte,
There are various nutritional calculators available online. You can upload the recipe and ingredient and it will give you all the nutritional values that you are looking for. I am not a registered nutritionist or dietitian, so this is not required. Recipes are provided free of charge, so it is up to the individual user to research recipes for your health needs.