This has all the flavors of enchiladas but this is easier to make as there is no filling and rolling! --- all ingredient amounts can be adjusted to taste and toppings are only optional --- canned enchilada sauce works great or see Kittencal's Red Enchilada or Taco Sauce
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
- 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
- 2 -4 teaspoons cumin (or to taste)
- salt and black pepper
- 2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and well drained)
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 9 corn tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided (can use more or less)
- 2 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
- sour cream
- green onion
- coarsley crushed tortilla chips
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
- In a large skillet brown the ground beef with onion, garlic, green bell pepper and jalapeno (if using) until the beef is no longer pink; drain any fat then return to skillet and add in one can of enchilada sauce, black beans, corn and cumin.
- Bring the ground beef mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally, then season with salt and lots of black pepper.
- Arrange 3 corn tortillas in the bottom of the baking dish, cutting as needed to cover bottom of the dish.
- Spread 1/4 cup canned enchilada sauce over the tortillas in the baking dish.
- Cover the sauce with 1/3 of the cooked ground beef mixture, then about 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
- Repeat the layers twice but omitting the final cheese layer on top.
- Drizzle any remaining canned enchilada sauce (from the second can) on top.
- Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes.
- Remove foil and sprinkle with more cheese (any amount desired) then return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Let stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- Top with sour cream and/or tomatoes, green onions and crushed tortilla chips if desired.
Having this for dinner as I type. Very good. I omitted the bell pepper, tossed in a box of drained chopped tomatoes, and went with the 4tsp. of cumin. I also used Mexican Blend cheese along with some Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheese. I do believe that the next time I will decrease the cumin a bit and add double the tortillas. Thank you!!!
I made this with flour tortilas as one other reader suggested. I left out the green pepper and jalapeno. The dish was okay - it needed more spice. And I think that corn tortillas would be better. Or, make it without tortillas at all and then serve it burrito style. That is what I will do next time. It is easy to make and really yummy.
This recipe was easy and delicious. I did not have a can of enchilada sauce, so I made a recipe for the sauce found on this site. I subsituted flour tortillas and red kidney beans. I topped it with lettuce/tomatoes/salsa and sour cream. Served up great as a leftover, too.