Friday, May 29, 2015

Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Black beans, jasmine rice, spiced up boneless chicken breasts all rolled up into this heavenly enchilada with melted cheese. We just love this one!

Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Filling: 1/2 can chilies peppers or 1/2 bell pepper diced 
1 cup cooked jasmine rice ( I used the boil in bag rice)
1 can drained black beans
3 cloves minced garlic
1 small fresh finely chopped plum tomato
olive oil
3 chicken breast cut into small cubes
fajitas seasoning, chili powder, cumin 
salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
1 double recipe of enchiladas sauce see below or use 2 can enchiladas sauce
extra sharp cheddar cheese
optional sour cream, jalapeno peppers, black olives
14 to 16 flour tortillas

In a large fry pan, heat oil 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil and saute the chicken sprinkling the top evenly over the top (around 1 teaspoon of each) with all seasonings around 3 to 4 minutes stirring on both sides. Add the garlic and peppers. Saute until the chicken is done another minute or so,  then fold in the tomatoes.
Add the cooked rice and drained black beans. Stir all together until combined, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. I also add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Set aside and make the sauce:

Enchilada Sauce
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove minced garlic
salt pepper, cayenne
1/2 can finely chopped chilies (I put them in the food processor with the tomatoes)
2 tablespoons self rising flour
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 or 3 pureed beefsteak tomatoes in the food processor ( you can also add the onion, garlic and chilies)

Note: I doubled this recipe for 16 enchiladas

In a small saucepan add flour, oil and chili powder. Stir constantly until lightly browned.  Add the tomatoes pureed, onion, garlic and  peppers.  Add salt and pepper to taste and cook for 10 minutes.

+claudia lamascolo  Author

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Antipasto Calzone Recipe

Our favorite meat calzone all wrapped up in one lovely homemade dough!

Homemade dough recipe click here

Filling suggestions:

Hot capicola
Sliced plum tomato
Boiled Escarole drained and blotted dry or use sauteed spinach 
Thinly sliced peppers
Provolone slices
Shredded mozzarella
Genoa Salami'

Optional: sliced black or green olives, mortadella, prosciutto, chopped artichoke hearts, spinach

Roll out 1 pound of  dough 1/4 inch thick. Add a little or lot of everything you like in the middle of the dough and roll like a jelly roll. Place seam down on an oiled cookie sheet or parchment paper, drizzle top with olive oil sprinkle with grated cheese and granulated garlic. Bake at 400 degree hot oven for 40 minutes or until browned on top.