Father’s Day Ideas for any Dad

June 13th, 2016

Whether the Dad in your life would rather be on the golf course, the lake, puttering in the garage or taking the kids out to do something fun, we've got you covered by Dad-interests:


A personal fav of my Tex-Mex food-loving husband is beef & cheese enchiladas and a white jalapeno-cilantro dip (like Chuys) w/ Tostitos Scoops!  Here's the recipes for both, below - they're pretty fail safe so you don't have to be specific with measurements.  Shout us out on Facebook if you try them!


Laura's Beef & Cheese Enchiladas


1 lb ground beef

1/2 an onion, diced

1-2 large cans of Enchilada sauce of your choice (I would use 1 can if serving 4 or less people; 2 cans for more)

1-2 cans diced tomatoes, drained

2 packages shredded Colby-Jack cheese (or if you're feeling ambitious, shred the cheeses yourself - that always comes out smoother and finer flavored, of course)

Corn tortillas and/or flour tortillas - whatever amount will feed your family.  I usually do about 6 corn and 6 flour for my family of 4 (I have a young one who hates everything.  also I buy the raw flour tortillas and brown them in a dry skillet - tedious, but worth it, flavorwise - or second choice would be to pickup the fresh-made kind at a local market - Central Market or Kroger Signature stores have them fresh made).


  1. If you have raw tortillas, brown the flour tortillas in a dry skillet; brown the corn kind in a skillet misted lightly with olive oil.  Set aside.
  2. Brown your ground beef and add onion.  Salt & pepper your beef/onion mixture to taste.  Turn the oven on to 350 while you're working.
  3. Add enchilada sauce and tomatoes to the meat mixture and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Roll up a spoonful of sauce/meat mixture and a spoonful of shredded cheese in each tortilla and line up in a baking dish.
  5. Pour remainder of meat/sauce mix over enchiladas and top with more shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for about 25-30 min at 350 degrees, uncovered.

I serve with a Mexi-slaw mixture that's super easy to make.  Grab your kitchen shears and snip up an entire clump (whatever a grocery-store allotment is called, haha) of cilantro into a bowl of basic prepackaged cole slaw mix. Dress with a mixture of the juice from 1-2 limes and a tbsp or 2 of olive oil.

White Jalapeno-Cilantro Dip (Chuys Copycat)   fathersday_seamonster

Here's the recipe. Every dude I know loves it!


Now with full bellies and cool stuff to do with your kids and families,
go and enjoy your Father's Day, dads!