Recipe by HappyTune
This is a recipe from Emeril Live during his "Football Contest" episode. It is really delicious. The only changes I made to it was to drain the diced tomatoes. The recipe doesn't state how many tortillas to use but I suggest using 5 on the bottom layer and 5 on the second layer. I used approx. 14 and that was to much for our taste. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast): 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Yield: 2/3 cup
Top Review by ElvisPresley99
This had a real nice flavor. Lots of combined tastes that seemed to follow one another, with a southwestern kick, but not hot. Just a lot of flavor. It made a LOT! The only problem I had, and I followed this precisely, was that the casserole was soupy, even after standing for 10 minutes. Could be something that I did wrong, but I will try it again. The family didn't complain, and they too loved the flavor.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas
- 1 medium jalapeno, diced
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes (recommended ( Ro-tel)
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (10 ounce) can mild enchilada sauce
- 2 -3 dashes louisiana hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons Emeril's Original Essence
- 1 (6 -8 count) package corn tortillas
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- chopped green onion, for garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown the ground beef in large skillet.
- Drain the excess grease and the add onion, garlic, jalapeno and Essence.
- Cook the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onion has softened.
- Add the black-eyed peas, tomatoes, mushroom soup, chicken soup and enchilada sauce.
- Add a few dashes of hot sauce.
- Simmer until warm, about 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Tear the tortillas into large pieces.
- Grease the bottom of a large casserole dish with butter and then line the bottom with the torn tortilla pieces.
- Spoon on the ground beef mixture into a thin layer and then add a layer of cheese.
- Add another layer of tortillas and repeat with the beef mixture, finishing with a layer of cheese on top.
- Cover the casserole dish with foil to prevent the cheese from burning and place in the oven.
- Cook for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, cut slices approximately 2 by 2 inches and serve.
- Garnish with chopped green onion.