Unbelievable! How have I not written about the tortillas from CostCo yet?? They are essentially the reason I haven’t been cooking lately–because all I want to eat is beans, cheese, and fresh tortillas. My favorite meal of all time.
I digress. CostCo, everyone’s favorite discount foodarama, sells raw flour tortillas. You cook them yourself for the first time, meaning they come out piping hot, chewy, and just fantastic. Even if you weren’t interested in buying 4 lbs of cereal for $8 (though I don’t know why you wouldn’t be), they are reason enough to join CostCo.
On to the meal. It’s not very often I take a bite of something and exclaim, “It tastes like home! No, Flagstaff! New Mexico!” One of the few things I miss about Tucson…the food. Well, no more. Here is a taste of my homeland on your plate, even if your plate happens to be living in Chicago.
- Uncooked CostCo tortillas
- 1 package (about 2 lbs) chicken, breasts or thighs
- 1 small can green chiles
- 1 can enchilada sauce
- 2 green onions, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 red onion, diced fine
- Jack cheese, shredded
Cook the chicken and shred. Sautee for no more than two minutes the garlic and red onion. Combine the chicken with the garlic/onion. In another bowl, combine the enchilada sauce with the green chiles and green onions.
Cover the bottom of a heavy skillet with a thin layer of vegetable oil and place over medium heat. While it’s getting hot, take a tortilla (still raw) and put a thin layer of chicken in the middle, with a small amount of cheese. Roll up like an enchilada.
Put into the skillet. Let it cook for 30-45 secs on each side, until golden brown, then rotate onto another side. Rotate until all the sides have been browned and crunchified. Drizzle the enchilada sauce over the top, with a little more cheese on top and refried beans on the side. Eat and feel like you’re in the desert.