Friday, March 11, 2011

Flavorful Fridays Enchilada Casserole

Flavorful Fridays will feature some of my favorite recipes as well as some of my favorite places to eat! Bubble gum ice cream with gummy bears, anyone?!!

Enchilada Casserole

What you need:
1 lb hamburger or turkey burger {we actually ended up using Moose burger this time! We got it from my father in law who was able to get a bull moose during last years hunting season!}
1 med. onion, chopped {I had a large onion so I only used part of it}
1 green pepper
3 8-ounce cans of tomato sauce
2 3-ounce can of green chilies
1 dozen corn tortillas
1 lb cheddar cheese, grated {I use colby jack}
**optional-I use 1 can of green chilies and then add some jalapeƱos to give it a little more heat!

***I used my large electric fryer for this but if you have a large enough frying pan or wok, that will work just fine too!

How you do it:
Brown onions, green pepper and hamburger. {mmm the smell that this mixture gives off is one of my favorites!!} Drain any fat.
Add tomato sauce {use 1.5-2 cans at this point} and green chilies {and jalapeƱos if you use them}
Pour the remaining tomato sauce into a separate dish and dip the tortillas into it to coat both sides.
Then layer in a 9x13 casserole dish like so.
You want to make sure that you layer them, not just on the bottom of the dish, but the sides as well {I use 8 tortillas for this part}.
Next add half of the hamburger mixture and half of your grated cheese.
Then add another layer of the tomato sauce-dipped tortillas.
This time, you can just layer them flat {no need for them to go up the sides of the dish-I use 6 tortillas for this part}.
Then add the rest of the hamburger mixture {at this point, you can pour any of the remaining tomato sauce you have on top...but I don't}. Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes {or until cheese is melted}.
Serving size is approximately 6-8.

I decided to serve mine with some corn!
I have to tell you that the leftovers are just as good for this delicious meal! However, we decided to invite some family over to share in the yummy goodness instead!

I had to throw this photo in as well!
We made my little bug move to the big kid table because he and his two cousins wanted to play more than eat their food so husband got to sit at the little kid table with our niece and nephew! They thought that was pretty funny!
**Note to husband, when you are put at the kiddy table to keep the peace, you are not allowed to play around either! Remember that for next time *wink*

I hope you enjoy!!

{FYI, I cannot take credit for this fabulous dish...I got it from a girlfriend of mine and it easily became one of our favorites!}

1 comment:

Dylana Suarez said...

Super lovely blog you have here!


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