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Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pork & Bean Enchilladas

I love to use C.O.S.T. (Cook Once, Serve Twice) cooking is so easy and helps in cooking economical quick meals. I used the left over pork tenderloin from Saturday and made a whole new meal in a few minutes with some convenience foods.Pork & Bean Enchiladas
1 lb. pork tenderloin, cooked and chopped
1 14 oz. can of pinto beans
2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
1 jar of Frontera Enchilada Sauce
8 corn tortillas

Mix pork, beans and 1/2 of the cheese in a bowl. Heat tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften them up a little. Fill tortilla shells with 1/8 of the meat/cheese mixture and roll them up. Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce in a 13 x 9 casserole dish and place tortillas on top. Cover with the remainder of the sauce and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake until cheese has melted and is bubbly.

Served with Rice A Roni Spanish rice and Sweet Corn Saute from a previous blog.

7 comments:

Joelen said...

Frontera Grill products are so good! Looks like a great dinner :)

Dawn said...

Looks good to me. I'm always up for saving money and making good food last.

Jaime said...

i love enchiladas...great use of the leftover pork

Dibs said...

Found you through Foodie Blogroll! You have a lovely blog. Would love to see authentic italian vegetarian recipes. I have polenta and don't know what to do with it!

Meg said...

Your recipe looks delicious. I have always wanted to try that sauce. I may have to get some.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hello Tina. First time I'm on your blog. I love your enchiladas. I just posted 2 recipes myself, Picadillo and Chicken. Now my family can try yours. Thanks for the great post.

Deborah said...

I just bought a cookbook that is along the same lines of the COST you are talking about. This looks delicious!!