Recipe by Mees Mees
I improvised this dish as a way to use up leftover ingredients from my Cinco de Mayo party this year, and it turned out great! As a warning, it is quite spicy. If you don't want the dish to be too spicy, you could always cut back on the amount of chipotle pepper you put in (or just use the adobo sauce from the can). Feel free to change it up to your preferences.
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo, roughly chopped
- 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 1 (16 ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 12 corn tortillas (6-inch)
- 1 (12 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 1 zucchini, very thinly sliced
- 1 roasted red pepper, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups cheese, shredded (I used Kroger's Authentic Mexican Cheese blend)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Puree first 5 ingredients in a blender to make a thick chile sauce. (Or, place these 5 ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cup and puree with an immersion blender.).
- In the bottom of a 9x9 casserole dish, spread 1/2 cup of the red enchilada sauce, covering the whole bottom of the pan.
- Layer 4 corn tortillas on top of sauce, overlapping slightly.
- Pour 1/2 cup of the chile sauce over tortillas and spread evenly. Cover sauce with a third of the zucchini slices, a third of the pepper slices, and a third of the shredded chicken. Sprinkle with a handful of cheese.
- Repeat to make two more layers. (First lay down more tortillas, then sauce, then toppings.).
- Top final layer with 4 more tortillas. Top generously with red enchilada sauce and the remaining cheese.
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is brown and bubbly.
- NOTE: I had some enchilada sauce and chile sauce left over, so I stirred it into a can of black beans, and simmered it on the stove while the enchiladas were in the oven. Turned out AMAZING.