Mom's Enchilada Casserole

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by mysongslove

An house wife's twist on a Mexican dish. My Mom used to make this for us all the time. It's quick and simple, a lot easier than rolling each individual enchilada. This recipe uses ground beef, beans, and green sauce, but the idea of this dish can be applied to any meat/cheese/sauce combination.

Top Review by spooty3

This was very good stuff. I managed not to eat it all at once, and spread the 4 servings across 4 consecutive dinners. I made it pretty much as written. I used homemade tortillas (12 of them, made from a bag of "masa harina de maiz"), 85% lean ground beef, and "98% fat free" beans. I couldn't find a 15-oz. can of sauce, so I used a 19-oz. one - I love enchilada sauce anyway. And for the cheese, I shredded a whole 1-lb. block of Monterey Jack; I love cheese too, but a half-pound might've been sufficient. I baked the whole thing for 15 minutes - a little more would've been desired, I think. I came out of the oven nicely layered. Unfortunately, I forgot to season the ground beef when I browned it; the dish was quite tasty, but additional spiciness in the ground beef would've definitely been nice to have. There are lots of recipes in this vein, but I recommend this one in particular. One last note: one of my old junk-food indulgences used to be going to Taco Bell and getting an "Enchirito" with optional green sauce instead of red. This dish immediately reminded me of that - very similar tastes, just assembled differently. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Warm refried beans. Combine with ground beef.
  3. Cover bottom of casserole dish with one layer of corn tortillas.
  4. Spread green sauce over tortilla layer until completely covered.
  5. Spread a third of the beef/bean mixture on top of sauce/tortilla layer.
  6. Top layered combo with shredded jack cheese.
  7. Repeat layering combo (steps 3-6) two more times.
  8. Cover casserole with one layer of corn tortillas.
  9. Top with remaining green sauce and cheese.
  10. Cook until casserole is warmed and cheese is melted.

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