Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is very filling, easy to prepare and inexpensive. It came from a cookbook that I got at a garage sale for 99 cents. It has no cover and is over 30yrs. old. I made this frequently when both my husband and I were at the university...and had two kids! Money was very tight and this recipe was a hit. I have updated to make a bit healthier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wrap tortillas in a slightly dampened tea towel. Place in microwave for 2-3 minutes, (depending on the wattage of your microwave) to soften. If you do not have a microwave, fry quickly in a bit of oil to soften.
  2. Mix the enchilada sauce with the water.
  3. Pour a scant 1/4 cup sauce into the bottom of a greased round, 2-qt. casserole.
  4. Pour the rest of the sauce into dish deep and wide enough to dip tortillas into.
  5. Dip two tortillas in sauce and arrange in casserole; sprinkle with 1/3 of the tuna, 1/4 of the cheese, 1/3 of the onion, and a scant 1/4 cup of the sauce.
  6. Make two more layers like this and top with the last two tortillas and the remaining cheese.
  7. Pour the rest of the sauce over all and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  8. It looks pretty if you sprinkle sliced black olives over the top before serving.
Most Helpful

This was yummy and easy to make. I added spinach in the layers as well.

CaraLynnie January 11, 2009

This was very tasty! I don't have a round 2-qt dish so used a square one and cut the tortillas in half, layering with the flat side out. I used flour tortillas (personal preference) and 3 (2.6 oz) pouches of tuna. I was 4 oz short on jack cheese so used cheddar-jack to make up the difference. Very nice and easy recipe. Thanks for posting!

flower7 November 23, 2008