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. 

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 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


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... #

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.

Masshole Mommy said... #

We are BIG fans of Mexican food in our house. I am super excited to make these for my family.

Alli Smith said... #

I'm crazy about Mexican food and I love this twist! I've been looking for some new recipes to get out of my weekly menu rut and this one looks incredible. Yum!

Jaime Nicole said... #

Mmm, Mexican food is my favorite, and it doesn't get any better than homemade enchiladas! I will definitely give this recipe a try!

candy said... #

Now here is a dish I know my family would enjoy. Great and different take on lasagna or even mexican dishes. Combing the two is perfect.

Jeannette said... #

I love enchiladas so I definitely need to make these. Those pictures you took of makes you want to eat it right off the screen.

Unknown said... #

These look amazing! I usually make chicken enchiladas but I really want to try this recipe. I think my family would love it.

Christy Maurer said... #

That looks delicious! I love things that are quick and easy and this looks perfect.

Sarah Bailey said... #

Now I know some people who would absolutely love this, my other half included. Perhaps I'll have to surprise him one day.

Claudia Krusch said... #

I love to support companies that give back. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these Beef Enchilada Roll-ups on the weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.

Jenn said... #

This looks and sounds delicious. I've been looking for new dinner ideas. I will definitely give this one a try.

Mimi Green said... #

This looks delicious and easy. I'm totally trying this, I have all of the ingredients too.

Miles L. said... #

How could I resist such delicious and mouth-watering recipe? I’m heading to the sotre now to buy the ingredients. 

Unknown said... #

Oh I would very much like one of these right now! I think I will be adding this to my meals to make next week!

Unknown said... #

I would never have thought to try making enchilada's this way. But love the many ways people think outside the box with classic recipes. I'll be adding this to my recipe box. Thanks!

David Elliott said... #

These roll ups look amazing. I will definitely have to be trying these out really soon. It's making me hungry just looking at it.

My Teen Guide said... #

Oh wow. Love me some Mexican food! I love your Beef Enchilada recipe. It looks so delicious. The sauce is thick and rich and I am sure the family will flip over this. Including this in my meal plan for next week. Better yet, I'll make some tomorrow.

Jennifer G said... #

My kids would LOVE these. What a great idea. I am going to make them this week because I know they are going to be a hit!

Kita Bryant said... #

I use the brand Red Gold a lot. We eat a lot of Mexican food around my house and they have such great products.

Dawn McAlexander said... #

I am a huge fan of some Mexican food. I have been looking for some new Mexican food recipes to try out. This one looks pretty awesome. I am going to have to try it.