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An easy, delicious and family friendly Mexican-inspired casserole.


Enchilada Casserole | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I’m beginning to think that there is no such thing as normality when it comes to life. I find myself always saying – “when this gets over, my life will be back to normal.” But there is always something on the other side!! We moved out of our house last weekend, and I kept saying that things would be back to normal once the move was over. But then I had to get up early on Sunday morning to drive to a funeral in New Mexico. Then I said when I got back from the funeral, things would be back to normal. But now I am staying with my parents for the next month while my husband is staying in a hotel close to his job while we figure out exactly where we are going to move to. So the next month is obviously not going to be normal, while I’m cooking and working out of a different kitchen, and while the kids and I survive without my husband there. And after that, we’ll have another move, and settling into a new neighborhood. So yeah, “normal” is just something that I don’t think will be a part of my vocabulary for awhile!!

The good thing is that hopefully, things will be a little calmer over the next few weeks. I haven’t cooked for about a week now, since everything was getting packed away. I’m not really a fast food lover, so even those few days of eating fast food on a daily basis put me over the edge. I’m definitely a lot happier (and I feel a lot better!) when I’m eating at home. So I’m so grateful that I get to get back into the kitchen today.

This casserole is one that I made prior to the move. It was yet another Pinterest find – and another winner! We love Mexican flavors at our house, and this is an easy and delicious way to have Mexican food night at your house. And it is yet another recipe that proves that cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be good!!

Enchilada Casserole
 
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An easy, delicious and family friendly Mexican-inspired casserole
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare a 2 quart baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and the onion until the beef is no longer pink. Drain, if needed. Add in the salsa, beans, dressing, taco seasoning and cumin. Stir together.
  3. Place three of the tortillas in the prepared baking dish. Layer with half of the meat mixture, sour cream and cheese. Lay the remaining tortillas on top, then top with the remaining meat mixture, sour cream, and cheese. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Uncover and then cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve topped with lettuce, tomato and cilantro.
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27 Responses to Enchilada Casserole

  1. I am a HUGE Mexican food lover so I’m adding this to my Recipe Box of recipes to make asap. :-)

    I’m so sorry to hear about the transitions you’re facing…. Having gone through something very similar with a move and family deaths a couple of years ago, my heart goes out to you. It’s amazing how much you desire NORMAL when your world is turned upside down. I hope you are able to be blessed with some fun times with your parents as you get this time with them. All the best!

  2. Sounds fabulous, I think I’ll make this this week! Hope life slows down for you soon and returns to normal. Take care of yourself! :)

  3. Rhondi says:

    This casserole would be a big hit with my family. Looks so good! I hope life stops giving you curve balls and you are able to find your “normal” balance soon. Maybe you can cook up some great food with your parents to help you feel better. I love being in the kitchen with my Mom. Hang in there!

  4. Rosa says:

    That is a dish I enjoy. Your enchiladas casserole is wonderful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  5. Think I could make this ahead and pop it in the oven when I get home from work?? My crazy hours are killing me and I’m getting sick of takeout!

    A nice, home cooked meal is what I need and I think this could do the trick!

  6. Kalyn says:

    Wow, it sounds like your life is overwhelmed with stress right now. Good luck getting through this month. LOVE the sound of this Enchilada casserole. May have to try this with low-carb tortillas!

  7. Bev Weidner says:

    O-M-G. That casserole has me freaking out a little.

    I know what you mean about “normal.” Totes non-existent!

  8. Deborah, sorry to hear that you’ve been under so much stress. It seems like when it rains it pours. Hang in there. This is the perfect kind of dinner when things are frazzled. I bet it freezes well too.

  9. Emerald says:

    I feel for you, truly. I’m going through some transitions/trials/whathaveyou, and though they’re different from yours, I know how much craziness and discomfort it can cause. I hope things get better for you soon. By yourself it’s not easy….and with a family, it’s even harder. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  10. Katrina says:

    Nothing like a good enchilada. Mmm.

  11. This looks amazing! Hope this transition period goes by smoothly and you get back to ‘normal’ soon :)

  12. Joanne says:

    Wow, you have a TON of craziness going on! I hope things slow down a little soon!

    mexican lasagnas made out of tortillas are some of the best comfort food out there!

  13. Rachel says:

    Made this tonight and everyone loved it!! All 3 kids gobbled it up. Will definitely be making this again.

  14. Kristy says:

    Good luck with all of the moves. We’ve been there done that many times. Too many times. :) It will get normal again…just a new kind of normal. ;) This casserole looks fabulous! We love anything to do with enchiladas here!

  15. I hope everything goes well with the move and you get settled and find your *new* normal. I am in the same exact situation now and will hopefully moved and settled in my new home in the next few weeks (why is moving so darn stressful). Sorry to hear about your grandfather passing away. I am sending my sympathy and sincere thoughts.

  16. Teri Carter says:

    this is a good one. I have done something similar using corn tortillas because I can’t stand rolling enchiladas. I never thought to put sour cream sauce in between the layers.

    My daughter is going to love this one!

  17. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This looks amazing! So full of flavor and very easy. I’m a huge fan of a casseroles…they are the best!

  18. grace says:

    this is a favorite of mine–so many colors and flavors and textures and sensations. tasty work, deborah!

  19. Candace Karu says:

    Sending lots of good energy your way. Meanwhile, this is totally going on our Mexican Monday menu. Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Susan says:

    I LOVE your recipes – I will be trying some of them when things get back to Normal – 5 weeks ago I fell & dislocated & broke my right shoulder. As you can guess, I am right handed & can’t do too much right now. I hope I’ll be OK for Christmas!

  21. Crystal says:

    “NORMAL” is just a setting on the washing machine. We will be having this casserole this week, sounds tasty.

  22. Tammi says:

    I have made this several times and my family loves it.

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