In my search of magazines, I found a recipe that I had everything in the house for so I decided to add it to the menu plan.
Check out the picture on the second half of the page, doesn't it look good?
I changed it a little by using part ground beef and part rice... always a frugal idea because it is super filling and less expensive :) But mine looked like this:
I even added some spices and additional rice when I saw how goopy it was but we went ahead with dinner.
At first taste it was okay, it tasted like enchiladas without all the fuss. However, the longer we ate, the more strange the tortillas were in the dish. We ended up picking them all out because they were soft and floury.
I am not sure if I would make this again but if I did, then I would totally do it with corn tortillas or just add chips on top when serving. This was my biggest failure as a frugal cook so far so I am a little disappointed but I will certainly change this idea in the future to make some sort of pan enchiladas or a Hamburger Helper replacement. Sadly, I am sure that my mother in law would have liked it and finished off what we put in the fridge as leftovers. Here is hoping that my sister in law comes soon and I can send it with her for lunch at work :) I hate wasting food so I might end up eating it myself.
Let me know if you have tried this recipe before and what you thought!