Ralayne's Beef Enchilada Casserole

"This a lean mean casserole."
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef with onion; remove from heat and drain off excess fat.
  • Add enchilada sauce, soups, chopped chilies, milk, and minced garlic; mix well.
  • In a greased 9X13X2-inch baking pan, place a layer of half the coarsely crumbled tortilla chips; top with half the ground beef mixture.
  • Layer with remaining crumbled tortilla chips, then remaining meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and sliced olives over the top.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Very good! Made it exactly as posted.
  2. This is delicious and simple. I used soft corn tortillas, and added just a shot of Texas Pete hot sauce to the mixture, and of course salt and pepper to taste. Turned out just delicious! Served with black beans, diced tomatoes and some chopped hatch chiles. Thanks for an easy recipe that makes for a nice weekly change up!
  3. I liked this, but didn't love it. I tasted the meat mixture, and added some cumin. I only had diced black olives, and used those. I thought the finished casserole was a little runny, but I did not drain my green chiles...maybe I was supposed to! This is the kind of comfort food that I love to eat...it is always better the next day. I made this for Potluck tag.
  4. It is such a shame this recipe is so good, now I am forced to add a few new things to my regular shopping list!!!!!! Only thing I did differently was that I was a little short on chips(using the rest of the bag), so I added some stale ranch Doritos. A great way to not be wasteful I might add! I just put them under a good heavy layer of enchilada sauce. It was perfect!
  5. Excellent recipe,only thing I did different was I used pepperjack cheese (my preference) - otherwize followed it exactly,a great recipe/thanks for sharing.


This is a family cookbook by the Hill Family. It all started with Charlie and Mary Hill. They had 7 children; Bruce, Francis, Howard, Charlie, Mignon, Joe and Sarah. Food and cooking was a big part of Charlie and Mary's lives and has been a big part of their childrens lives as well. Francis's Poem The Hill Clan even talks about it. The Hill Clan When we were growing up, there was plenty, Seven kids to feed, that was too many. Dad, I remember you always worked hard. And when it came to gambling, you were a card. Mom, you were always in the kitchen, Cooking, baking and making decisions. What to do with one pound of hamburger, to feed seven, And you always did, Oh thank heaven!!! Bruce and I were always elected to do the dishes, And we always did, with Dad's best wishes. Howard and Charlie were on the run, The rest of us prayed they would never get a gun. Mom, Mignon always hung in there by your knee, You couldn't even take time to pee. Then, there was Joe, we couldn't figure where he came from, The baker, the milkman, or some bum. Sarah Ann, we thought she was the best, She turned out to be the biggest mess. This little ditty was just for fun, For the rest of my life I will be on the run. <img src="http://www.recipezaar.com/members/home/165623/1grandmagrandpa88.jpg"> This picture was taken at Mary and Charlie's 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1988. Mary wrote this poem for that occasion and read it before the cake was cut. Fifty Year Anniversary Fifty years of marriage is something to behold, Especially if all your friends are one hundred percent all gold. And to come from a very large family that came many miles, To wish us both the best of luck, with a kiss, a hug, and a smile. We wonder how we can be so lucky to have all our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren here, We hold them all so very dear. It has been a wonderful anniversary, And I must confess that we love you all and thank you all, And close with just a heartfelt God Bless. <img src="http://www.recipezaar.com/members/home/165623/smallsibling.jpg"> These recipes are from not only from Mary and Charlie, but their 7 children, their spouses, their children and spouses. Thrown in are also recipes from Mary's sister and niece. The Hill clan produced lots of good cooks and even more good eaters. Mary also wrote this poem about her 50 years of marriage and boy was she right about more grandchildren and greatgrandchildren to come. 50 Years It has been 50 years since I was caught. Charlie chased me down and we tied the knot. With a family of seven, it took alot of living. But more then that, lots of forgiving. We had four boys and three girls, And I'm happy to say, they are still with us up to this day. Nineteen grandchildren and five great, I am sure there will be more, after this date. We done our part for posterity, I think that's the way it's supposed to be. There will always be room for more. We have hung a welcome sign on our door. <img src="http://www.recipezaar.com/members/home/165623/bigfamilyhalf.jpg"> This is not the whole family ... but alot of them.
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