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    Enchilada Casserole

    Enchilada Casserole. Photo by Marlene.

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Claudia Whitlock's Note:

    It is a good meal for the whole family, with meat, beans, and cheese. Very good.

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    Serves: 8-10



    Units: US | Metric

    • 5-6 flour tortillas (I use the large ones)
    • 680.38 g ground beef or 680.38 g chicken
    • 1 package taco seasoning
    • chopped onion (to taste)
    • sliced or chopped jalapeno (optional)
    • 1 can refried beans
    • 1 can enchilada sauce
    • sliced black olives (optional)
    • 473.18-591.47 ml grated cheddar cheese (Sharp or Mexican are good)
    • cooking spray


    1. 1
      Brown beef, with onions and jalapenos.
    2. 2
      Drain; add the Taco mix as directed.
    3. 3
      Spray a casserole-baking dish with oil spray.
    4. 4
      (Large enough dish to be able to place tortillas flat).
    5. 5
      Add the flour tortillas in layers.
    6. 6
      Spread each tortilla with 1-2 tablespoons of beans.
    7. 7
      Distribute desired amount of meat mixture on beans.
    8. 8
      Spread beans and meat with 2-3 tablespoons of enchilada sauce.
    9. 9
      Add some olives.
    10. 10
      Add some cheese.
    11. 11
      Continue to layer until desired amout of tortillas are used, stopping with beans, meat, sauce, and cheese.
    12. 12
      Cover and bake in 350 degree oven until hot and bubbly (about 45 min) or heat until hot in microwave.
    13. 13
      Cool 15-20 min. before serving.
    14. 14
      It will set up better.
    15. 15
      This will reheat in microwave in no time, it also, freezes well in single serving section.
    16. 16
      Thaw before reheating.
    17. 17
      I like to save a little sauce and cheese to use before reheating, the casserole absorbs them.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 02, 2002


      this is a very easy and delicious dish, you could also change the recipe for your prefrences or even roll these up to make actual enchiladas. I reccomend this dish highly!!

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    • on May 06, 2002


      I made this for a potluck and everyone gobbled it up. Its quite easy to make. I left with an empty dish and requests for this recipe. A definate winner!

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    • on September 15, 2009


      I have tried many enchilada casserole recipes and this is the best yet. I added green onions to the meat mixture and used sweet corn kernals instead of olives to add a contrast to all of the other salty ingredients. I also cut back the cheese by about half (health concerns) and this came out just super delicious! Also, put your refried beans in the microwave for 2 minutes and then stir them, it makes them very easy to spread.

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    Nutritional Facts for Enchilada Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 405.5
    Calories from Fat 217
    Total Fat 24.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 87.5 mg
    Sodium 599.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 27.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    taco seasoning

    enchilada sauce

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