Dorla's World-Famous Recipes

As Dorla talked about breifly in her interview, she has some "world famous" recipes. She has been gracious enough to share them with us and are listed below. Happy cooking from everybody at JohnWSchlitt.com!!!

Sour Cream Enchiladas

1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can (10.75 oz) cream of chicken soup
1 can (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup
8 oz. sour cream
1 sm can green chilies (4.5 oz)
1/2 cup diced onions
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
10 flour tortillas
1 sm can sliced black olives (optional)

Brown hamburger and drain. Add taco seasoning to beef as directed on package(add water as needed)

Preheat oven to 350

Mix in large bowl: soups, sour cream, chililies Pour 1/2 mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 baking pan...cover the bottom 

To make each enchilada: place a large spoonful of ground beef mixture on a tortilla. Sprinkle some onion and cheese on top. Roll as a burrito and put in baking pan seam down. Repeat with all tortillas, laying them side by side.

Pour remaining soup mixture over the enchiladas and top with remaining cheese (and olives).

Bake 30-45 minutes until bubbly - serve with rice, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa

Dorla Schlitt's Holiday Breakfast Casserole
(also known as Mom's Breakfast Casserole ... you'll see why!)

Like many families, from the time we were married and began our own family we were expected to be "home" for Christmas if we were within driving distance. It was somewhat simpler than in some families in that our parents' homes were within 30 miles of each other, allowing us to split our holiday time between grandparents' homes and enjoying the company of our brothers' families as well.

John and I would pack up all four children (their stuff and ours), along with a "boat load" of Christmas presents. Our longest trip was from Nashville to central Illinois so we always headed out the driveway in the middle of the night. This early start allowed the children to sleep the first four hours with a stop for breakfast before finishing the last tedious four hours of the trip. This was a Christmas tradition for over 18 years.

One of our family's favorite Christmas morning dishes was a breakfast casserole my Mom made every year. For the last 12 years or so I have made the Christmas breakfast casserole at our home and our grandchildren are enjoying it now!

It's easy to prepare the night before, convenient to bake on Christmas morning, and tastes awesome! Everyone wants seconds!

Mom's Breakfast Casserole

13 slices of bread cubed in a greased 9" x 13" pan

Melt: 3/4 lb. Velveeta
1 stick butter

Fry sausage or cut up bacon with diced onions. Drain off most of the grease. Sprinkle over the cubed bread. Pour the melted cheese over the top of all.

Beat: 8 eggs
2 + 2/3cup milk

Pour the egg mixture over the top of all. Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Bake uncovered 45 min.

Let stand before cutting.

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope dry Lipton onion soup mix
1-1 1/2 can water
peeled potatoes
peeled carrots

Lay the meat, potatoes, and carrots in a deep oven roasting pan. Mix the ingredients and pour over the meat & vegetables. Cover and bake 350 degrees for at least 3 hours. Check toward the end to make sure there is still plenty of liquid.

If the roast is large or if you want to be sure it is tender, cut it into large sections. To make the liquid into gravy if it's not thick enough: either add another can of cream of mushroom soup or use flour/cornstarch as a thickener.
Chocolate Texas Cake

In a mixing bowl:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a medium saucepan: bring to a boil
2 sticks margarine
4 tblsp. cocoa
1 cup water

Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Add:
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake 20-30 min at 350 degrees

While warm frost with icing:
In same medium saucepan bring to boil:
1 stick margarine
4 tblsp. milk
4 tblsp. cocoa
1 tsp, vanilla
Add approx. 1 lb. powdered sugar a stirring constantly until thick. Pour on top of cake. Spread immediately.
Grandma's Sugar Cookies

1 cup margarine or Crisco
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 salt
4 cups flour

Mix and drop by rounded teaspoon. Flatten just slightly. Bake 375 for 8-10 min. Do not overbake.

Ice the cookies with mixture of powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, and milk.
Sweet Sour Meatballs

Form into balls and place in a greased baking dish:
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 small onion chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Pour over meatballs and bake 350 for 1 hr.
1 8oz.tomato sauce
3/4 cup catsup
1/2 cup sugar
Serve over noodles

Swiss Steak

Place in a greased baking dish:
pieces of round steak that has been "pounded"
1 sliced green pepper
1 large onion sliced
1 1/2 cup catsup over all meat & vegetables
Cover with foil and bake 225 for 3 hours
Fiesta Chicken

Pour 1-2 packages of dry taco seasoning mix into a gallon Ziplock bag
Place 1-2 chicken breasts into bag at a time and shake to cover with seasoning.
Lay the chicken on a greased cookie sheet
Bake 350 for 30-40 min.
Top each breast with shredded cheddar or monterey Jack cheese.
Return to oven to melt slightly.
Serve with salsa and sour cream.
Surprise Cup Cakes

Cream and set aside:
12 oz. cream cheese
1//4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare as usual 1 chocolate cake mix
Add 1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips.
Pour chocolate cake mix into greased bundt pan. Evenly cover with cream cheese mixture.
Bake 350 for 45-55 min.
Cool 25 min. and remove. Dust with powdered sugar.