Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Every once in a while a woman with great ideas meets a man with occasional better ideas. So I was planning on making some kind of version of enchiladas out of some random ingredients I picked up at the Mexican themed corner store. I got my sauce and fillings all ready to go and then when it came time to roll the 6" corn tortillas into enchilada shapes my plan went to hell. It was then that Spencer chimed in and said, "Why don't you just lay it flat and then put the stuff in it and put another flat one on top?" Well, being a woman who doesn't like to be told what to do in the kitchen, good idea or no, I was apprehensive. I soon succumbed to this amazing taco pizza idea and it proved to be a delicious decision. Behold!

For Rice
1 c. uncooked rice
3 T tomato paste

1/2 jalepeno, diced
1 clove garlic, smashed
Cook rice according to bag instructions. Add tomato paste, jalepeno, and garlic to rice and water while it cooks. Fluff and let rest after cooking. Meanwhile...
For Sauce
1 small can chipotle sauce
3 T mole
1/2 c. water

1 tomato, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Put it all in a pot and heat it up on med for about a half hour or whatever.
The rest of the business:

12-14 corn tortillas, 6"
1 can vegetarian refried beans
oil for pan
Vegan cheese, optional
Sour cream, optional
Leftover cooked chicken, optional
Spray frying pan with a little oil and turn to med/high. Spread a generous scoop of beans on warm tortilla followed by an equal scoop of rice. If using chicken or cheese, add a bit on top of rice. Top with a second tortilla and lay in hot pan. Cook until browned and then flip, spraying with more oil if necessary. When finished, place on a sheet pan and set in warm oven. Cook remaining tortillas like this. When all are finished top with chipotlemole sauce and sour cream and eat the hell outta these.

The sauce is muy caliente though, so look out. I thought I was going to die after the first bite but then i threw on some mexican style sour cream (not sure how it's any different, but it tasted good) and it turned it into something that still burned my face off but it was manageable. In fact, the sauce blew my frickin mind. I don't like hot stuff but after I succumbed to its hotness I realized there was some delicious flavor going on in this thing. I don't know how easy it will be for you all to recreate, but with any luck, yours will be as great as mine. We gorged ourselves to the point of agony and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Spencer named these, he names all my food. Also, if you don't know wtf Mole is, check it out here: