Did you know that cows have their own "day care center" for their calves? On any
given day, in a herd of cattle, you will find a cow with several calves not
belonging to her, that are under her care for the duration of the day while
their mamas are out grazing. She will not leave them, and they will not leave
her, under any condition. She will remain with these calves until their mamas
show up later in the day to pick up their babies, one by one. This is one of
natures many wonders. Who said cows are stupid?
About the JX Ranch...
The JX Ranch is a Working Cattle Ranch located on the beautiful Pine Ridge in
Northwest Nebraska Panhandle - the old hunting grounds of the Sioux Indians. It
overlooks historic Fort Robinson where Sioux warrior Crazy Horse was killed in
1877. From May till October we take in Guests - up to four at a time - wishing
to ride and experience ranch life on a scenic, timbered high-country cattle
ranch. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, good horses, a comfortable cabin, home
cooked meals, and lots of wildlife!
Mimi's Green Chili Enchilada Casserole
12 white (or yellow) corn tortillas
8-16 oz. frozen chopped green chile or fresh jalapenos (could use canned if not
available, I guess)
2 lb. ground beef
2 chopped onions
2 chopped tomatoes
2 cups grated cheese
1 can refried beans, black beans, or regular beans
Boil 2 lb. ground beef in water, add salt, garlic salt and lots of ground cumin.
Mash with potato masher till no big lumps.
In small cast iron skillet, add veg. oil, about 1" deep. Heat up.
In a pot, boil chopped green chile or jalapenos (preferably fresh, never tried
with canned), with water and salt. Amounts depend on how hot you want it. You
can't go wrong... Let boil 5 minutes. Make a flour/water mixture of thick
consistency, mix in while stirring till sauce thickened somewhat. Set aside.
In hot oil, quickly dip white corn tortilla chips, and pat them dry on paper
towels. Put aside.
Dip each corn tortilla briefly in sauce, place in bottom of long casserole dish.
Set remaining corn tortillas aside.
Put a layer of ground beef and chopped onions.
Another layer of dipped corn tortillas, and another layer of ground beef and
Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
Stick in oven on low broil for a minute to let cheese melt. Take out.
Pour green chile (or jalapeno) sauce over liberally. It should be smothered.
Serve with refried beans, black beans or regular beans, sour cream and chopped
tomatoes. The beans can also be mixed in with the ground beef.
Recipe Submitted by:
JX Cattle Company, LLC