Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole just2sisters.com

Do you love enchiladas? This recipe is a fun new twist on a classic Mexican dish! This classic recipe we’ve made into a casserole for those busy weeknights…now enchiladas can be any anytime meal! I love that you can customize this Enchilada Casserole recipe to include the types of ingredients you love in your enchiladas. Enchiladas casserole is perfect for a family dinner or for a party dish! I think the idea of whipping up our favorite meals as a casserole is such a great time saver. Espeically when it comes to enchiladas which are typically a little more time consuming to make! This casserole is much easier to construct and it’s still full of awesome flavors!

Ingredients for Enchilada Casserole
1 pd. Ground Chuck or beef 80/20
1 package white corn tortillas
1 package shredded Jack and Cheddar cheese
2 Serranos chilis finely chopped
1 white onion, diced
Cilantro, fresh, cut into very small pieces
1 small bundle of green onion
8 Cherry tomatoes sliced thin
1 avocado seed and skin removed and sliced
1 19 oz Red enchilada sauce

Enchilada Casserole just2sisters

Directions for Enchilada Casserole
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees, treat the large baking dish with cooking spray.
-Cook for ground chuck to a medium ( it will continue to cook in the oven )
-Place the corn tortillas in a ziplock bag, putting them in the microwave for 20 seconds.
-Pour 1/4th of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking dish.
-Place the corn tortillas into the sauce in the bottom of the baking dish making sure to cover the whole bottom and part of the sides
-As the tortillas are sitting in the sauce fill them with the meat mixture and sprinkle not op the diced Serrano chili’s and Cilantro
-Now add the shredded cheese on top
-Repeat layering on till 3/4 of the way to the top of your casserole then pour more red sauce on top of the entire filled baking dish.
-Now top them off with shredded cheese
-Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
-Cheese should be melted and creamy.
-Allow to cool for 10 minutes
-Top with fresh cilantro, sliced cherry tomatoes, and avocados

Enchilada Casserole just2sisters

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Ingredients
  • 1 pd. Ground Chuck or beef 80/20
  • 1 package white corn tortillas
  • 1 package shredded Jack and Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Serranos chilis finely chopped
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • Cilantro, fresh, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 small bundle of green onion
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes sliced thin
  • 1 avocado seed and skin removed and sliced
  • 1 19 oz Red enchilada sauce
Instructions
  1. -Preheat oven to 400 degrees, treat the large baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. -Cook for ground chuck to a medium ( it will continue to cook in the oven )
  3. -Place the corn tortillas in a ziplock bag, putting them in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  4. -Pour 1/4th of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. -Place the corn tortillas into the sauce in the bottom of the baking dish making sure to cover the whole bottom and part of the sides
  6. -As the tortillas are sitting in the sauce fill them with the meat mixture and sprinkle not op the diced Serrano chili’s and Cilantro ( see picture )
  7. -Now add the shredded cheese on top
  8. -Repeat layering on till 3/4 of the way to the top of your casserole
  9. -Pour more red sauce on top of the entire filled baking dish.
  10. -Now top them off with shredded cheese
  11. -Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  12. -Cheese should be melted and creamy.
  13. -Allow to cool for 10 minutes
  14. -Top with fresh cilantro, sliced cherry tomatoes, and avocados

Have you ever made one of your favorite recipes into a casserole? How did it turn out? Have you ever tried this

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