Sunday, December 14, 2008

Enchilada Casserole

I was trying to come up with something new for dinner, and decided to make Enchiladas but put them together like a Lasagna. My husband loved it and I actually managed to make a reasonable amount for a change.

Instead of my usual 9X13 pan, I made it in a 9X9 pan! It is a quick and tasty meal!

p.s. scroll to the bottom and you can see something rare, SNOW! We never get snow in Portland!

1.5 lbs hamburger or ground chuck (I used chuck)
1/2 onion diced
3 small cans of Enchilada sauce (2 red 1 green)
package of 12 Corn Tortillas
Shredded cheese (I used a mix of Cheddar and Monterey Jack)
1/4 red bell pepper diced
1 tbl minced garlic
1 small can sliced olives
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Place your burger in a non stick pan and cook about half way thru, add in your garlic,red bell pepper, onion and spices (you can add them to taste, we like things spicy)

Mix your three cans of Enchilada sauce together in a separate bowl

When your hamburger is no longer pink, you are ready to assemble

Cut your stack of corn tortillas in half, grease your casserole

Place enough sauce to coat the bottom of your casserole, arrange the tortillas with the cut edge towards the outside of the dish, add as many as you need to cover the bottom of the dish

Add half your hamburger, then a layer of cheese and half the olives, spoon on enough sauce to cover the cheese

Add another layer of tortillas, the remaining meat, cheese, remaining olives, and enough sauce to coat the last layer.

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until bubbly

Serve with Sour Cream and Cilantro!


Joan said...

That casserole looks fantastic. I will surely be trying that one!

Heather said...

i have a husband that is packing his bags as we speak to move in with you :) enchilada casserole?!? you spoke directly to his heart. i'm so jealous of your snow!!!!! i've been doing the whole pjs inside out, sleeping at the bottom of the bed... but NOTHING!

NuKiwi said...

Snow??? I'm jealous... Casserole looks delish!

Debbie said...

The casserole looks delicious!

Pam said...

Wasn't the snow amazing? The kids are so happy because there is no school today. The casserole looks amazing - you know how much I love Mexican food. Great recipe!

Jan said...

Ooo, I like the look and sound of this casserole. Great job, Cheryl.

You certainly did get some snow! It always looks pretty, so long as you don't have to drive in it.:-(

It's been perishing here today, a high of 20F. And we had a hail storm last night, so the roads have remained icy all day. Brrrr!

Sharon said...

Ah snow!

But wow, that enchilada looks delicious! :)

Darius T. Williams said...

WOWOWOW! that casserole looks great!

Amy said...

That's a great looking dish. Love the olives on top.

We got some snow up here too but it's mostly gone now. But from what I hear it will be back soon!

Paula said...

LOVE the casserole! Those chili peppers as the garnish totally reel me in. YUM! (I'll take the BIG pan please! :-))

Aggie said...

This looks so great! We love enchiladas, can not wait to try this casserole!

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