Tailgate Food: Chicken Queso Enchiladas

Yes, I am a Texpatriate and a season ticket holder for the Dallas Cowboys.  I live and die with the franchise once called “America’s Team” and unfortunately with the team’s owner…Boss Hogg.1973BuffaloBills

That being said, I have adopted the Buffalo Bills.  I share two season tickets with some co-workers and I truly am a fan, but this is not something that only happened when I moved to the Niagara Frontier last July.  This dates back to 1973.

In 1973, I picked Buffalo as my team in the AFC.  I had to have a team in the other conference and it sure was not going to be that team from Houston.

Back when Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson was just a Heisman Trophy winner and the best running back in the game…long before he became a punchline and a sad cautionary tale .  A tale that has ended with a  jailed criminal in Las Vegas.  In those days, two of my most prized possessions were my Dallas Cowboys and my Buffalo Bills logoed letterman-style jacket bought from the Sears catalog.  Yes, I also had the matching knit caps.sears6

Over the years, I have only cheered against the Bills when the played the Cowboys.  In fact, no one cheered louder watching the Bills’ 32-point rally to beat the Oilers on January 3, 1993.

That was another reason I looked forward to moving to Buffalo and another reason for me to make myself available in Orchard Park every time I get the chance.

Therefore, I joined some friends at Sunday’s game as the Bills hosted the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.  We decided to join the thousands of fans who make the Bills’ games a special event.

Pinto Ron

Pinto Ron

Bills’ fans are known for their tailgating…and some like Pinto Ron have become legend.  Unlike the Draconian rules enforced on Cowboy fans who want to tailgate at Jerry World, the Bills understand that tailgating at and around Ralph Wilson Stadium is a key part being a Bills fan.  Bills’ management has changed some policies in recent years to promote safety but they have done so without alienating the fans.

Unlike my tailgates at Colgate football and Texas Motor Speedway, I only had four people to feed at the Chiefs-Bills game.  I decided to make a pan of chicken queso enchiladas.  These are simple to make and you can easily keep them warm…just wrap the pan in a towel and place in an empty cooler.

I also made my 1836 Salsa, Ford’s Jalapeno Cheese Dip and Creole Honey Mustard…these are upcoming recipes.  Add some tortilla chips, some ice-cold Bud Light Lime (Fiesta In A Can) or Labatt’s Blue Light Lime (Soirée In A Can) and you are rolling.Fiesta

With the temperature being a brisk 37 degrees, the warm enchiladas were the right choice and my guests all seemed to them.

Below is the recipe.  There are a couple of things…these can be made up ahead of time, refrigerated and cooked the next day.  In fact, I have found that the enchiladas are better if you use this method.  Also, this is a great way to just leftover chicken and another use for the Texican Hot Sauce.

Chicken Queso Enchiladas

Queso Sauce

  • 2       Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1       Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 ½    Cup TEXICAN HOT SAUCE
  • 2       Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • ½      TB Chili Powder
  • ½      TB Cumin
  • 1 ½    Cup Cooked Chicken (Shredded or Chopped)
  • 1 ½    Cup  Grated Colby Jack Cheese
  • ½      Cup  Chopped Onion
  • 12     Corn Tortillas

Combine first six ingredients large pot and bring to simmer.  Once the cheese is melted remove from heat and set aside.  Combine chicken, grated cheese, onion and set aside.  Spray 13×9 casserole dish with oil and then spread thin layer of sauce over bottom of pan.  Soften six (6) corn tortillas in skillet with a little oil and then layer them over the sauce mixture in pan.  Next layer chicken mixture over tortillas.  Soften remaining tortillas and layer them over chicken mixture.  Spread remaining sauce on top.  Preheat oven at 350-degrees.  Bake enchiladas for 45-55 minutes.

There you have it…Chicken Queso Enchiladas.  Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and if you like it..send it to your friends.


Posted on November 4, 2013, in Buffalo, Chicken Fried Buffalo, Comfort Food, Dallas Cowboys, Food, NFL, Recipes, Texas Food, Texpatriate, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the link to the Sears website – I remember when Sears Brand Central sponsored a Phil Collins tour in the late 80’s… Those were the days. I will not sit back and dream of Sears Brand Central while listening to Phil Collins and sipping a Meisterbrau

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