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Enchilada Casserole

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Make dinner delicious with this Enchilada Casserole!

Enchilada Casserole

In my family, we love Mexican foods, all different kinds!  There are some nights that I’m just not really excited about dinner, but when I know we are having Mexican for dinner…I can’t wait!

Enchilada Casserole

A few weeks back, I spotted this Enchilada Casserole on Cooking Light and knew I had to try this.  I did have to make a few changes due to being gluten free.  I decided to use White Corn Tortillas instead of flour tortillas, which also means that I used a lot more than what the original calls for.  I altered a few other items which cut down on cook time, but the end result was just as tasty.  This is one of those meals the entire family will love!

Enchilada Casserole

This dish is sort of like a wonderful base and then you can make many additions once it’s baked.  This can be topped with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, or any of your favorites.  I like to add a little homemade salsa to ours too.  This is one of those meals that you need on your menu a few times a month.  It’s just one of those I can guarantee my entire family will eat!

I topped ours with a little sour cream and cilantro, then I paired it with a side of corn to complete the meal.  What other sides would you pair with this?  I would love to hear them.  I’m also looking for even more ways to make this a little better-for-you too although it’s pretty good if you keep in line the cheese and toppings.

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Enchilada Casserole

Yield: 6+

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup White Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 8oz Can of Tomato Sauce, No Salt Added
  • 1 Package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 4oz Can of Green Chilies, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Package White Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Toppings - Sour Cream, Cilantro, Lettuce, Tomato, Etc.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400*.
  2. In a large skillet, coat it with non-stick cooking spray then begin to brown the beef and add in the onion on medium-high heat.
  3. Once the beef is well done, drain it and return to the skillet.
  4. Add in the broth, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, and chilies, mix well and keep on medium-high heat.
  5. Carefully mix in the flour and let is simmer for 5-10 minutes until well thickened.
  6. While it simmers, spray a large cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Place about 5-6 corn tortillas on the bottom of the skillet to cover it. (Be sure to warm these up for about 30 seconds if you have not already to make them more pliable.)
  8. Once the meat mixture has thickened, pour all of the mixture except about 1/2 a cup on top of the tortillas.
  9. Place another layer of tortillas on top, then pour the remaining meat mixture over those tortillas.
  10. Cover with the cheese.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  12. Serve topped with additional toppings of your choice.

Adapted From:  Enchilada Casserole

Ready for dinner tonight?  It’s time to try out this Enchilada Casserole!

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Enjoy!

 

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14 Responses to “Enchilada Casserole”

  1. Sherryposted January 28, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I still make a very good chicken enchilada very home made. But this reciepe looks quick and good. No cream soup ( thank goodness). Calif. grown and raised now moved, just have not gotten or found a casserole dish with out using it. My son loves my enchiladas, but with 3 kids, work, and hockey no way!! But grandma will show him this he could make it after work. He loves to cook and gets home before wife. Ty I will copy this, no printer!!!!,

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    • Kristyreplied January 28th, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Those enchiladas sound delicious!! I hope you enjoy this one!

  2. Kristiposted August 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    This was very good! I had to change a couple of things because I didn’t have what the recipe called for on hand. I used mild enchilada sauce since I didn’t have tomato sauce (and added 2 TBLS flour as the sauce was thinner than tomato sauce) so I skipped the green chilies since I figured the enchilada sauce plus the taco seasoning would give it enough flavor and I used flour tortillas instead of corn. It turned out great! My husband and I loved it. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

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    • Kristyreplied August 12th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      So glad you liked it! My husband likes it with flour tortillas too.

  3. Tiffanyposted January 16, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I was just in my fridge trying to figure out what to do with the left over beef cheese and tacos from our latest taco night. I knew I wanted something different and thanks to this post I think I just found it!!

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  4. Heather @ Country Life, City Wifeposted January 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    This looks easy. I like easy. I’ve tried to make regular enchiladas and failed miserably at it, which is sad because supposedly they’re so easy. I like that this is flat LOL. Nothing I have to roll up! Will add this to our list of “must try dinners”! Thank you for the recipe!

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  5. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMomposted January 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    This looks delish! I love enchiladas to begin with, but this sounds like something I could completely get on board with! I will definitely have to add this to my recipe box. Thank you!

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  6. Raynaposted January 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I wanted to ask since I have a very picky eater if your kids like the green chiles? 8 see a lot of kid dishes with these types of ingredients and wonder if I’m the only one with a picky kid ! Lol

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  7. Katie Kinsleyposted January 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    This looks super delicious. It combines two things I like: tortillas and cheese. I also made a salsa and cheese today, so I think I’ll save this recipe for later.

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  8. Aileen Adalidposted January 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I always love enchiladas so this recipe of yours is something that I absolutely love! Thank you so much. You just saved me from thinking of a cool new dish to cook tomorrow

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  9. Echoposted January 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    This looks so insanely good! One of my favorite recipes EVER is an enchilada recipe. I am a total sucker for red enchilada sauce, tacos and well, Mexican style food in general!

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  10. Valerieposted January 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This looks really easy and delicious. I make something very similar to it. My crew always loves to eat mexican food. I know it would be a hit. You can never go wrong with enchiladas.

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  11. OurFamilyWorldposted January 18, 2017 at 2:48 am

    My oh my, that looks so yummy. I love quick and easy recipes like this because I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. I can’t wait to try your recipe. My family would love this, for sure.

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  12. stick warposted March 13, 2017 at 3:29 am

    It’s looks so yummy… Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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