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Beef Enchilada Casserole

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Think of this dish like a Mexican-style lasagna!
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Why make individual enchiladas when you can save time and effort making a delicious Beef Enchilada Casserole? It is like a Mexican lasagna. This layered casserole uses all the basic enchilada ingredients while maximizing time and its slow-cooked, baked flavor is to die for!

Beef Enchilada Casserole

What’s In A Beef Enchilada Casserole?

To make this mouthwatering casserole, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Lean ground beef
  • Onion
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chunky Salsa
  • Refried Beans
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Black olives
  • Jalapenos
  • 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Green onions

Beef Enchilada Casserole

How Do I Make Beef Enchilada Casserole?

Make this layered dish by following these instructions:

  1. Cook the ground beef with the onions, bell peppers, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix in the salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, cumin, coriander, black olives, and jalapenos. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    • Layer the dish like this:
    • Half of the tortillas covering the bottom of the dish
    • Spoon half of the meat sauce over the tortillas
    • Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese over the meat sauce
      Repeat the layers.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5-7 more minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.

Beef Enchilada Casserole

Why Is My Enchilada Casserole Soggy?

When making the meat sauce, make sure to simmer it until most of the liquid has evaporated. If the meat sauce has too much liquid, the casserole will feel a bit “runny”. Also, let the casserole sit for a while after taking it out of the oven so it “hardens” a little and everything settles.

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Beef Enchilada Casserole

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Beef Enchilada Casserole

Think of this dish like a Mexican-style lasagna!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 362kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 oz garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-16 oz bottle chunky salsa
  • 1-16 oz can refried beans
  • 1- 10 oz can enchilada sauce
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 1 tsp jalapenos, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10- 6 inch corn tortillas, sliced in half and divided
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • Sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the ground beef with the onions, bell peppers, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Mix in the salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, cumin, coriander, black olives, and jalapenos. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Layer the dish like this:
    - Half of the tortillas covering the bottom of the dish
    - Spoon half of the meat sauce over the tortillas
    - Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese over the meat sauce
    - Repeat the layers.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5-7 more minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and slightly golden.

Notes

  1. If you can’t find lean ground beef, drain the fat rendered after cooking it.
  2. Simmer the meat sauce until almost all liquid has evaporated so your casserole doesn’t turn out soggy.
  3. Let the casserole rest for about 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g

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