Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Delicious Beef Enchiladas & a Giveaway

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Before I begin this post, I need to confess I’m not Hispanic.  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month isn’t a personal matter for me.  But my family was more than willing to feast upon delicious Beef Enchiladas during this celebratory month or actually we would be more than willing to feast on them ANY time of the year.  What is Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th)?

Hispanic Heritage month celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

It is common for people of different cultures and ethnic groups to celebrate their heritage with traditional foods.  Case in point, I’m Norwegian and I grew up eating lefse at every holiday.  But my family loves to embrace different cultures and Hispanic food is my personal favorite.

I decided to make a feast including Beef Enchiladas, Mexican rice, salsa & chips, and guacamole.  It was so tasty.  Luckily it didn’t take all day to prepare.

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McCormick provided me with a few products to help simplify my meal including Arroz a la Mexicana (yummy!), spices, and enchilada sauce.

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I added defrosted frozen spinach to our enchiladas to give them an extra nutritional boost.  For the record my little guys didn’t even notice. Score!

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I was inspired by McCormick’s recipe for beef enchiladas, but I also added a few other of my personal touches, besides frozen spinach.  I added fresh cilantro inside and on top of the enchiladas.

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 IMUSA  Granite Molcajete

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month McCormick and IMUSA are kindly offering one lucky Mama Report reader a

  • CUBAN / CARBIBBEAN PACKAGE: IMUSA Wood Mortar and Pestle, Caldero and Tostonera, &McCormick’s Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Curry Powder, Paprika, Cinnamon, Oregano, Black Peppercorn Grinder, Chicken Bag ‘n Season, and Black Beans & Rice Mix

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Comments

  1. My family loves Hispanic food, so there are a lot of choices of what to make! I’d love to try my hand at making authentic fish tacos. I have made delicious shrimp enchiladas before as well as Puerto Rican roast porn (pernil), which is amazing over rice, in a sandwich, or in a taco/ burrito.

  2. I love love Love mexican food! I would make enchiladas as you did, and I seriously LOVE beef tamales!!!! I miss the Abuelos Mexican eatery, in Myrtle Beach, they had the best combo plates and delicious tamales!!!

  3. I have two…Enchilada casserole and Santa Fe Rice and Bean casserole…both I re-created after eating them at local eatery

  4. Beef fajitas

  5. Stephanie Phelps says

    We love all kinds of Hispanic foods including Chalupas! I am going to make these with some Spanish rice and homemade salsa and guacamole

  6. I will make spicy enchiladas for sure! I love a hot enchilada on a bed of lettuce covered with cheese!

  7. Shakeia Rieux says

    I love Sancocho

  8. Robin Anderson says

    We LOVE enchiladas and almost all mexican dishes in our home. Actually having enchiladas tonight 🙂

  9. I’d try to make a homemade guac and pico de gallo to go on crunchy tacos.

  10. Sacha Schroeder says

    We love chicken quesadillas.

  11. Colleen Maurina says

    I would like to make Carne Asada – yum!

  12. I would make shrimp enchiladas and red beans and rice.

  13. Chicken Fajitas, so yummy! Thanks for the chance

  14. Megan Parsons says

    I would make beef and shrimp fajitas!

  15. My husband is Hispanic, so we do make a lot of Latino foods. One of my favorites is tamales. Thank you!

  16. Tacos with all the fixings.

  17. Santa Fe Rice for us.

  18. Kim Henrichs says

    I will make a chicken enchilada bake!

  19. I would make enchiladas

  20. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I’d have taco night!

  21. I would make seafood paella!

  22. I’d make chile verde.

  23. i think i would make the seafood paellas

  24. I am going to make a verde chicken enchilada casserole

  25. sandra davis says

    i would make some cheese enchiladas

  26. nachos

  27. Seyma Shabbir says

    Paella, lots of seafood and rice and so flavorful!

  28. Cheese Enchiladas & Guacamole!

  29. I love my husband’s Pozole.

  30. Christy Anderson says

    I would make Tacos!

  31. Love tacos and rice

  32. Tara Liebing says

    I would make tacos el pastor, yum!

  33. Homemade guacamole and quesadillas. One of our favorite meals!

  34. I would make beef fajitas.

  35. susan smoaks says

    i would make chicken enchiladas

  36. Renee Walters says

    I will make chicken enchiladas!

  37. I’d make cheese enchiladas and guacamole

  38. I will make huevos rancheros!

  39. I would like to try the Layered Enchilada Bake Recipe

  40. fajitas!

  41. Sheila Vives says

    Actually I am lusting over those Beef Enchiladas you made above. They look absolutely delicious. Would be a good choice to make, and we always have Spanish Rice (Tradition)

  42. I would make Cheese Enchildadas, spanish rice and serve with Salsa, Sour Cream, and Guacamole.

  43. tomales

  44. Kimberly Schotz says

    I would make shrimp tacos

  45. I would make tacos or tamales

  46. I would make tacos.

  47. I might make tacos

  48. I’d make shrimp fajitas

  49. I would make fajitas.

  50. Tamales

  51. I have wanted to make a recipe I found for Chipotle Chicken Cemitas for the longest time. NOW would be the perfect time to try it out!

  52. Susan Christy says

    Pork Carnitas

  53. enchiladas

  54. I would make enchiladas.

  55. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I love Tex Mex! I guess Id make fajitas first. Maybe enchiladas.

  56. I’d like to make some burritos and quesadillas. Both are a hit at my house.

  57. The spicy enchiladas sound great!!

  58. We love chicken quesadillas.

  59. beth shepherd says

    We love enchiladas here so I would def make those

  60. Well since i am hispanic i make hispanic food about once or twice a week, usually rice & beans….maybe ill spice things up and make mofongo!

  61. Cynthia Sizemore says

    those enchiladas looked very good, I would make those.

  62. Monique Rizzo says

    I would make tamales.
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  63. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I would make some steak fajitas 

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  64. Beef fajitas

  65. Jenny Stanek says

    A Mexican lasagna bake

  66. Open face tostados!

  67. Rebecca Parsons says

    I am making Enchiladas!

  68. I would make tamale pie.

  69. Pam OLeary says

    Chicken Enchiladas

  70. Kyl Neusch says

    some enchiladas

  71. I make an enchilada pie by layering seasoned taco meat with tortillas and refried beans. Then bake, and top with all the taco fixins and done! Yum!

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  72. October 4th was National Taco Day, we had tacos.

  73. Francine Anchondo says

    beef enchildas

  74. Patty White says

    I’d make some chicken enchiladas!!

  75. Sarah Hall says

    Probably some enchiladas and refried beans.

  76. Dawn Monroe says

    I better start simple, Santa Fe rice.

  77. Allison Downes says

    I would make Chicken Enchiladas

    thank you for the nice giveaway!

  78. Amanda Rauch says

    I would definitely make a shredded beef enchilada!! My most favorite dinner!!

  79. I might make beef fajitas, refried beans, and guacamole.

  80. April Yedinak says

    I will probably make Baja lime chicken with rice and beans.

  81. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    Round here – every months is Hispanic Heritage Month – And I doubt even a week has EVER gone by without enjoying at least one meal featuring a hispanic / latin / south of the border meal/menu – and we include among our favorites from Spain – like Paella and Serviche, to all kinds of hot and cold Tapas, Argentinian grtilled Steak with Chimicurri Sauce and a good Cubana sandwich.

    We are especially crazy about Mexican food – Tex-Mex included – but especially the more authentic preparations. My Honey/Hubby makes Chiliquiles for a snack all the time! Last weekend I made a fabulous variation of hearty (but subtle!) dinner-worthy Tortilla Soup and some super fresh tasting Fish Tacos (using leftover “last of the season” grilled fresh Alaskan Halibut) with a homemade cabbage and root vegetable slaw. So good!

    Tonight in fact we are doing one of our bi-monthly “cheap dinner date night out” in which we usually alternate between Mexican. Vietnamese (sometimes Thai or Korean) and Middle Eastern (where all cuisines from Greek to Persian to Indian to Pakistani to even Syrian get along just fine, thank you.) We love them all!

    Tonight it’s one of the Mexican Taquerias we rotate through – this one has got THE BEST Enchiladas (last time we went to the place with the best Tacos…)

  82. I’m usually one for tacos, in part b/c it’s so easy to get my kids to eat veggies. Lettuce and tomato by themselves or on a salad and they won’t touch it, but on a taco they pile it on! I think I might try enchiladas now, maybe it will work.

  83. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

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  84. Shrimp & fish tacos, and Tres Leche cake! Thanks for the chance….

  85. Paula Michele Hafner says

    Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, and refried beans.

  86. Enchiladas and rice!!

  87. Lorena Keech says

    Fiesta Rice is a favorite and it is very easy.

  88. Stephanie Larison says

    I’d make tacos!

  89. Arroz con pollo with salad on the side

  90. joseph gersch says

    i will make taquitos

  91. I would make burritos stuffed with lots of meat, veggies and guac. I would love to try this.

  92. Cheese and onion enchiladas and refried beans

  93. I would make enchilada!

  94. chicken enchiladas

  95. Mihaela Day says

    I will make some chicken quesadillas 🙂

  96. Jill Myrick says

    I would make beef and been enchiladas, Rancho Dip and a Habanero Salsa.

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  97. I would make the Chicken Enchilada Casserole.

  98. Rebecca Peters says

    I love chicken enchiladas!

  99. Jennifer Reed says

    I love the simpleness of chicken and rice with smoked paprika and saffron.

  100. Fajitas!

  101. Deborah Mireles says

    I would make beef enchiladas with rice and beans and some guacamole!

  102. I would make my Corn Chip Chili Recipe

  103. I would make chicken enchiladas. Yum!

  104. Chalupas. they are delicious

  105. I would make steak burritos.

  106. Rebecca Lock says

    Fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos.

  107. Fajitas

  108. arroz con pollo yummyyyyyy

  109. I would make enchiladas!

  110. Nicole Millheim says

    Beef enchiladas yum

  111. Melinda Stephens says

    I’d make enchiladas.

  112. Shredded beef tacos

  113. Donna Pyszk says

    I would make chicken and steak fajitas ! YUM

  114. I would make chicken enchiladas. They’re a family favorite.

  115. Trisha McKee says

    Taco salad- it is what my daughter and i both love and something i love making.

  116. I would make Southwest Chicken Nachos Recipe

  117. Mya Murphy says

    I love taco salad!!!

  118. I would make posole.

  119. Karen Gonyea says

    I would make spicy enchiladas !!! and bean burrittos for my vegetarian daughter 🙂

  120. Teresa Thompson says

    Chili and cheese burritos.

  121. I make a good tamale casserole…yummy..with tacos and rice and beans.

  122. I would make some fajitas!

  123. I would make mexican pizza.

  124. rochelle johnson says

    i would make my chulpas

  125. I would make Fajitas.

  126. Donna Kellogg says

    I would make my Enchilada casserole MMMMM MMM good

  127. My family loves chicken enchiladas

  128. cheryla lister says

    A big pot of tortilla soup with spoonfuls of guacamole sounds good. That’s what I would make.

  129. Beverly Metcalf says

    I would make tacos with lots of fillings. Thanks.

  130. Vikki Billings says

    I would make my yummy enchilada casserole, rice and beans!!!

  131. Thanks for the giveaway… Pollo en Mole Poblano —> Chicken with Puebla-Style Mole Sauce

  132. Charlene Kuser says

    I would make Beef Enchiladas

  133. My mother in law (a high school Spanish teacher) always makes these amazing burritos for Hispanic Heritage month – I wish she’d give me the recipe so I could try making them too!

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