Ellensburg Enchilada – Large

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Product Description

The Ellensburg Enchilada is a rich creamy soup. It contains just enough white rice to thicken it up and turn it into a real bonafide stew. Add large chunks of chicken to really top it off.

Large Soup Directions, For Small Soups Cut Measurements in Half

You will need:
Fresh or canned chicken
8 oz. Tomato Sauce
4 oz. green chile (optional)
Bean mixture
Rice and bell pepper mixture
Chicken base

Cooking Directions: Sort & rinse beans. In a 4 quart sauce pan add 8 cups water & beans, cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes. Add spice packet, yellow chicken base packet, 8 oz. tomato sauce, precooked meat and rice. Continue to simmer until beans are done. Serve topped with cheddar cheese.

Crockpot Directions: Add water, the entire soup mix and precooked meat to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours (minimum) to 10 hours (maximum). Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours (minimum) to 6 (maximum). Add tomato right before serving. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions:Reduce water by 1 cup. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot, lock the lid and seal the valve, set to Soup Mode, or High Pressure. Cook for 30 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally or manually let the steam off. Enjoy! 

Cooking Variations: Add one can cream corn. Replace tomato sauce with Mexican style canned tomatoes. Add ground turkey or pork.
Vegetarian: Leave out yellow packet of chicken base, add 15-oz. vegetable broth and reduce water by two cups. If desired add meat substitute.
Reduce sodium by limiting the amount of chicken base (yellow packet) used.

Bean Hints & Nutrition: Beans should always be sorted, cleaned and washed to remove any small rocks, etc.
The USDA recommends that adults eat three cups of beans per week for the maximum health benefit. Beans are naturally low in total fat, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, and potassium.
Why Beans May Cause Discomfort: Beans are high in fiber and complex sugars that our bodies have to work hard to digest which may cause intestinal gas.
To reduce cooking time and intestinal gas soak the beans six to 12 hours ahead of cooking to help dissolve the complex sugars. Drain and replace the soaking water as frequently as possible. Over time increase the amount of beans you eat to help your body adapt.

Tidbits of History

In 1868, William Wilson established the first claim and built a log cabin where Ellensburg now stands. In 1870, A.J. Splawn and Ben Burch moved a 14×18 hewn log house to a spot nearby to open a store known as “Robbers Roost.” The store was dependent on trading furs and horses with the Native Americans in exchange for supplies.

John A. Shoudy came to Kittitas Valley in 1871 as part of his families business plan to create an improved road connection between Seattle and Yakima County. He purchased the store and 160 acres of land. In 1873, John started the first postal service in Ellensburg. Then John and his wife Ellen platted the town and it was officially filed in April 1875. John named the town after his wife. During the years of 1878 and 1883 the town grew radically. A bank was established, the first newspaper was published July 12, 1883 “Kittitas Localizer” and Hook & Ladder Company #1 was organized.

The Northern Pacific railroad reached Ellensburg on March 31, 1886, which brought a greater boom to the area. In 1889 the first telephone was installed to connect downtown stores. In July a fire started in J.S. Anthony’s grocery store spreading over ten city blocks, with the loss of two hundred homes. The fire came at a time of prosperity and over speculation in the Valley. Local businessmen invested heavily in the reconstruction.

Landowners worked together in coordinating a design for the new buildings. Within ten days of the fire the citizens began work on 43 new downtown business blocks constructed of fireproof brick. The city was a pioneer among Washington cities building public infrastructure, developing a water and sewer system in 1889.

Ellensburg is located in the heart of Washington where I-82 and I-90 meet. It is the home to Central Washington University and has a great variety of outdoor activities. Ellensburg is nine miles from the home of Rills Specialty Foods.


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