Friday, March 4, 2011

Hubby takes another one for the team

As I posted yesterday, I awoke from my nap on the couch to pans clanking away in the kitchen.  My husband was making dinner... again! I am one lucky pregnant chick, and I just appreciate him in so many ways. 
When I stumbled into the kitchen to see what he was up to (I just couldn't figure out what he was making from all the sounds) he looked like he had everything under control- oven preheated, two pans on the stove, the kitchen was... clean.... and the dishwasher was running.

Yeah... turns out he used every pot, pan and dish while I was sleeping and cleaned it all up before I noticed :) And, somehow, he really did manage to use every pot and pan, because I sneaked a look in the cabinets just to make sure he was telling the truth.  How anyone can use so many... well, forget it, I'm not complaining.  I got dinner. And banana boats.

The husband was making Lamb Enchiladas with HOMEMADE enchilada sauce.  what?! For real, he is super amazing and special.  If you've never used ground lamb, it cooks just like Chorizo sausage.  It crumbles into lil teeny pieces and has such a light flavor, totally different than ground beef and turkey. No effort involved to break it up like ground turkey.

First, he cooked up some ground lamb.  Next he added some leftover ground beef from tacos the other night. Then he added about 1/4 white beans into the mix. Probably added some taco seasoning, but I'm not sure, I was sleeping :)

Here is his homemade Enchilada sauce.  It was so super spicy, I was impressed! We added more flour (well, flour mixed with water) to thicken it up a bit. (I will post this in a bit, Ill need to find out what he did exactly)

Then we (yes, I helped at this point) used about 8 taco shells.  Pete dipped one side in the sauce and arranged them in a glass baking dish, while I scooped out the taco filling into each shell, then folded over.  

We also made boil-in-a-bag brown rice which I scooped on top of the meat and we added some shredded taco cheese.
Married Man cooking...yay!!
I left the rolling of the enchiladas to my husband, its too much pressure for me.

We smothered the finished product with enchilada sauce and some more taco cheese before we stuck it in the oven. 

Baked for 20 mins on 350... all of the ingredients were already warm so it didn't need to cook for too long.  Took those puppies out, smothered them in chopped fresh spinach and sour cream, and served.

Served up with a side of roasted asparagus and mixed veggies.  This is the most green my plates been in months!!
Up close n personal with ground lamb
Honestly... so delicious! and spicy too.

Ground Lamb Enchiladas
3/4 lb ground lamb, (we mixed with a tiny bit of ground beef)
1 boil-in-a-bag brown rice
1/4 cup white beans
Bucket of Enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded taco cheese
8-10 whole wheat taco shells, (large)
Fresh Spinach and Sour Cream, for garnish

Pete's Homemade Enchilada Sauce

1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp dried oregano
3 tbsp flour (to thicken)
3 tbsp ground red pepper
2 tbsp hot chili powder
4 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (12 oz)


  1. This looks delicious...gotta love a man who can cook. :)

  2. Yummy! Can you send your husband to my house? I could use a man that does dishes!!!

  3. Cooks and does the dishes? He is a catch. Your enchiladas look delish....I'm inspired to try them!

  4. it's no secret that i love lamb! and living in the southwest, enchiladas are a staple around here! :D

    these look yummy... does the cooking husband come with the recipe?! ;)

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!

  5. Thanks for coming by and linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Hubby Cooks"!
    I can't wait to see all the recipes we get linked up this week, be sure to come back and check them out!
    (Sneak Peak.. next Monday is "Bring out your best Egg dish")

  6. Incredible! I have never even heard of ground lamb, but I'm sure we would love it. We definitely love enchiladas! Thanks for linking up! -

  7. I featured your recipe over on Beyer Beware today! Wanted to make sure it was in the mix for Cinco de Mayo!!