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Mar 24, 2012

Krautburgers are What's for Dinner this week!

This is not a dish I make often, although with all the easy ways to get ingredients these days I am not sure why I don't make them more often. Growing up my mom used to make these quite often. She would labor over making the bread dough all day and then cut up the cabbage and steam it and cook the meat. Then there is the assembly, roll out the dough, fill it with the meat and cabbage mixture and bake. Well, now days I go the easier route. I use the frozen bread dough and the slaw mixture you can buy in the pre-packaged salad section in the produce department. They come out just as good, and I don't have to spend all day in the kitchen. So here are the ingredients we need for Krautburgers.


1 1/2 lbs of ground beef or turkey
1 package of slaw mix (in the produce department, usually contains carrots and cabbage)
2 - 1 lb loaves of frozen bread dough (thawed according to package directions)


Take out the bread dough in the morning to thaw (use the thawing directions on the package). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brown the meat in a large skillet, salt and pepper to taste. Drain the meat and set aside. Add the package of slaw mix to the hot skillet and saute for about 4 minutes. Return the meat to the skillet and combine with the slaw mix. Set aside the meat mixture.

Take your bread dough and break off a ball about the size of a baseball, roll out to a circle about 6-7 inches.

Fill the center with a scoop of the meat mixture and fold the dough over sealing the edges. After you have made all the Krautburgers, let them rest on the sheet pan for about 15 minutes.

Bake in the oven until they are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. Serve the Krautburgers with butter, ketchup and mustard. I usually put a slit in the top and add butter to melt down inside. Have the ketchup and mustard on the  side for dipping. Enjoy!

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Mar 19, 2012

Spanish Rice Made the Right Way

Authentic Spanish Rice
As I promised in my last post, I am sharing my Spanish rice recipe. This is a very simple rice dish, but oh so good. I even go as far to say it is better than most restaurants. I do not like all the extra things they put into the Spanish rice in the restaurants. I like it simple, but filled with flavor.

So here are the ingredients:

1 cup White Long Grain Rice
4 cups Water (approximate)
1 Small can Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
Vegetable Oil

In a medium skillet, heat about a tablespoon of vegetable oil until hot. Add the rice and let it brown, stir it continuously so it doesn't burn.

While you are browning the rice, add the garlic salt, pepper and cumin and stir in. After the rice is a nice golden color add about 3 to 4 cups water and the can of tomato sauce. Let it come all come to a boil and then turn down and let it simmer until the rice is tender and all the liquid has evaporated out.
You can add more salt at this point if you need too, otherwise it is ready to serve along side the Famous Terrazas Enchiladas.
 I hope you enjoy the rice as much as my family does. Happy eating!

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Mar 18, 2012

The Famous Terrazas Enchilada Recipe

The Terrazas Enchiladas

I have been told that I should record my recipes to share with others. So I am going to start blogging the dishes I cook and share them here with all of you. It seems appropriate to start my blog with our family tradition; Terrazas Enchiladas. These are enchiladas like you have never had before. With a delicious homemade sauce, and all the toppings. They are made with a flour tortilla instead of the usual corn that we are used to having. Although, I do make an enchilada casserole with the same sauce and corn tortillas, but that will be another post. I learned how to make these enchiladas while my husband and I were dating in high school. His family made them weekly and so his mother taught me how to prepare them. I have been making them now for 27 plus years. And they are requested by friends and family on a regular basis. So here we go...

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 4 cups of water (approximate)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Lettuce (shredded)
  • Tomato (diced)
  • Onions
  • Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • Sour Cream
  • Flour Tortillas


Brown the ground meat in a large skillet, preferably one with high sides. Season the meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Once the meat is browned, drain and remove from skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add about 2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of flour to make a rue.
In these pictures, I keep the meat in the pan and make the rue with the meat, you can do it either way.
*The chile powder needs to be straight red chile, no other spices added to it.

Once the flour has browned a little bit, add 2 tablespoons of the red chili powder* and stir in well.

Add the water slowly, I would start with 2 cups and then add more gradually until you have a sauce the consistency of gravy. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add back in the browned meat and stir together.

While the enchilada sauce is simmering. Chop your lettuce, tomatoes and onions.

Now it is time to assemble the enchilada. This is the fun part! Everyone makes their own. You take the tortilla and submerge it in the enchilada sauce, covering the whole thing. Then the tricky part; flip the tortilla onto a plate getting a spoonful of meat in the center when you do.

Now, I fill the center with a little cheese and onions, then roll it. After I roll it, I add more cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream and a little more sauce on top. And there you have a Terrazas Enchilada

I hope everyone enjoys this recipe. As you can see in the picture there is also spanish rice on the side and I will post the recipe for rice in the next post. Enjoy!

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