BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

This is the perfect comfort food! Every bite of this cheesy casserole will surely make your day! Add this to your list now!

Ingredients:

Enchilada Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce (Or make the homemade recipe below)

1 12 oz package frozen whole kernel corn

1 16 oz can of refried beans

12 soft corn tortillas

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes, undrained

3 c shredded cheese, (I recommend the Mexican blend)

1 tbsp chilli powder

1.5 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 tsp salt

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce:

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp oregano, dried

2.5 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp basil, dried

1/8 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cumin, ground

1 tsp parsley, dried

1/4 c salsa

6-oz tomato sauce

1.5 c water

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 3: Add beef and cook until brown.

Step 4: Place the enchilada sauce on a baking dish and spread it on the bottom.

Step 5: Refer to the instructions on the package of the corn to cook.

Step 6: Distribute evenly half of the refried beans on 6 corn tortillas.

Step 7: Arrange the tortillas on top of the sauce side up.

Step 8: In a mixing bowl, add the rest of the enchilada sauce, black beans, spices, corn, ground beef, undrained tomatoes, and salt. Stir until well mixed.

Step 9: Place half of the beef enchilada mixture on top of the corn tortillas and spread it evenly.

Step 10: Spread 1 cup of cheese over the beef mixture.

Step 11: Repeat the process with the rest of the 6 tortillas.

Step 12: Place the remaining filled tortillas in the 13 x 9 baking dish, top with enchilada mixture, and sprinkle over the rest of the shredded cheese.

Step 13: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes until done.

Step 14: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Step 15: Slice into 8 or 12 pieces.

Step 16: Top each slice with enchilada toppings.

Step 17: Serve and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Red Enchilada Sauce:

Step 1: Place a large saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 2: Add in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until aromatic.

Step 3: Add in chilli powder, oregano, ground black pepper, basil, cumin, salsa, tomato sauce, and salt. Stir until well mixed, then pour water.

Step 4: Allow the mixture to boil.

Step 5: Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on low heat.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy!

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