Freezer Friendly Beef Enchilada Casserole

"This layered enchilada dish freezes well and has great flavors. If desired, you can quickly fry the tortillas for 1-2 seconds per side in 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium heat before adding to the dish. Make sure to thoroughly drain excess oil after frying."
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Ready In:
1 9x13 dish




  • Brown meat and onion in large skillet.
  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce: In medium bowl, combine red and green enchilada sauces, sour cream and cream or milk. Whisk together until well blended and smooth.
  • Drain meat and return to pan. Add dry taco seasoning, salt, pepper, green chiles, green chile salsa, and water. Mix well, cover, simmer for 15 minutes. Check to see that most of the water has been absorbed, but do not allow the meat to become dry. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  • In foil and plastic wrap lined 9x13 baking dish, pour 3/4 cup of sauce on bottom of dish to cover. Place half of the tortillas in single layer on sauce. Top with half meat mixture, the sprinkle with cheese. Repeat tortilla/meat/cheese layers. Pour remaining sauce over layers and top with cheese. Cool enchiladas completely. Wrap and freeze.
  • To serve, thaw completely and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly and heated through.
  • Serve with lettuce, tomato, guac, sour cream if desired.

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