Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a very rich and fairly easy recipe to make. It can be heated up to your taste. We like a lot of heat in our food. You can scale the heat down to your own liking. This would be a great dish to take to pot-lucks. I found this recipe in Taste of Home's Casserole Cookbook and made changes for our liking. Served with spanish rice and a green salad this makes a great dinner. This dish can be made ahead, add additional bake time after refidgerated.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup minced onion (reserved)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 jalapeno peppers (optional) or 2 hot chili peppers, of your choice (optional)
- 1 (10 ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes
- 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 2 tablespoons of mccormick taco seasoning
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas or 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- 2 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 2 (4 ounce) canschopped green chilies, drained
- 1 (4 ounce) cansliced black olives
- 8 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese or 8 ounces jalapeno jack cheese
- 2 green onions, sliced
- sour cream (to garnish)
- In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic, and hot peppers over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain well. Stir in tomatoes, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning, cumin salt and pepper. Salt and pepper can be adjusted to your taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. The longer you simmer, the better the sauce gets, water can be added if gets too thick. Pour half of the sauce into a greased 13-in. X 9-in. X 2 inches baking dish; set aside.
- Stack totillas and wrap in foil: warm at 350 oven for 15 minutes. I put my tortillas in wax paper and heat in the microwave for 1 minute to save time. Spread tortillas with cream cheese, chopped green chilies and minced onion, top it with a light layer of grated cheese, fold in half.
- Arrange folded tortillas over the meat sauce; pour remaining sauce on top. Cover and bake at 350 oven for 25 minutes or until hot. Uncover and sprinkle with grated cheese and sliced olives. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Take out and add sliced green onions.
- Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Serve with sour cream and chopped cilantro.
I wasn't real sure about this one, but WOW! I knew my husband & I would probably like it, but my son went LOO-LOO over it! I will have to say that the next time I make it, I'm going to try it with shredded chicken and the green enchilada sauce.... I'll let you know how that one turns out! **Thanks Ranch Mom**