Want to make enchiladas casserole? We got you covered. Turning enchiladas into a casserole is a nice way to enjoy it. It has the best of both worlds. On one hand, you will get all the tasty flavors of enchiladas. On the other, the enchiladas are easy to make as they will be a casserole.
Below, we provided a quick and easy recipe to turn enchiladas into casserole. You can try this recipe for yourself, your friends and your family. It is tasty and takes only an hour to cook. Want to try? Here is the recipe.
About the Recipe
- Recipe difficulty: Easy
- Time to complete: 1 hour (25 minutes preparation, 35 minutes cooking, and 5 minutes resting)
- Yield: 6 servings
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup of green onions (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 pound of ground beef, preferably lean ground beef
- 1 or 15 ounces of can pinto beans (rinsed then drained)
- 2 cups of red enchilada sauce
- 2 tomatoes (cored, seeded, then diced)
- 2 1/2 cups of Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 10 small flour or corn tortillas (each is cut in half)
These are the ingredients you need to make enchiladas casserole. Below are the steps you need to do.
- Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, take a 2-quart baking dish and use the cooking spray to coat it.
- Pour the oil on a large pan. Heat it over medium heat.
- Add the ground beef. Cook the meat for about 6 to 8 minutes and break it up using a spoon.
- Add taco seasoning, beans, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir so the ingredients turn into a mixture.
- Get the baking dish and pour about 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce. Spread the sauce so that the bottom of the baking dish is entirely covered.
- Layer a third of the tortillas over the sauce.
- Add half of the mixture on the tortillas. Then, add 3/4 cup of cheese over the mixture.
- Pour 1/2 cup of the sauce on top of the cheese.
- Do the same process with another third of tortillas, the remaining mixture and the same amount of cheese and sauce with the previous step.
- Put the last third tortillas over the casserole. Pour the sauce on the tortillas and sprinkle with cheese.
- Wrap the casserole with aluminum foil and bake it for 30 minutes.
- Unwrap the casserole and bake until the cheese melts and turns brown or about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle green onions and tomatoes over the casserole. Let the casserole to cool for minutes.
- Finally, cut the casserole and serve it.
Enchiladas in casserole form contain a lot of nutrition. Per serving, it contains 567 calories, 25 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 96 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,617 milligrams of sodium, 701 milligrams of potassium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 37 grams of protein.
Enchiladas contain vitamins and mineral as well. Per serving, it contains 28.6% of daily intake vitamin A, 10.6% of daily intake vitamin C, 44.2% of daily intake calcium, and 30.8% of daily intake iron.
What to Do with Leftovers
Alright, you have done cooking a delicious casserole. Unfortunately, there are still leftovers and wasting food is a big no. What can you do then? You can still save your casserole for later. There are two things you can do: refrigerate and freeze.
Store what is left of the casserole inside a sealed container. The leftovers should last for 3 to 4 days.
You can freeze the leftovers as a whole or in individual portions. Before you eat frozen casserole, put it in the refrigerator overnight to defrost before you reheat it.
Whether you refrigerate or freeze the casserole leftovers, you will need to reheat it first before eating
them. To reheat, set your oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap the casserole in aluminum foil and bake it in the oven. Heat the casserole until it is heated through.
That’s how you make tasty enchiladas casserole. Doesn’t sound that hard, does it? What is nice about
this kind of casserole is that you can make it for yourself, your friends or your family. It is a dish that can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime.