Enchilada Pie

Christine Whisenhunt

By
@cwhisenhunt

My mom used to make the best enchiladas. This recipe is a lot like hers with some tweaks of my own. It is yummy! Enjoy!

Note: Mom used to sometimes put potatoes in her enchiladas as well. I sometimes do this too, but didn't this time. Feel free to add a diced potato or two. It's equally as good!

Cook time is so long because it includes the time the filling is simmering as well as the bake time. Prep time is so long because it includes your layering time.


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Comments:

Serves:

A lot!

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

3 lb
hamburger
1 can(s)
corn, drained
1 can(s)
black olives, drained and sliced
1 large
onion, diced
1 large
can red enchilada sauce
2 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup
3 Tbsp
garlic, minced. adjust to your taste. i like a lot.
2 Tbsp
dried cilantro, or fresh
3 Tbsp
chili powder. adjust to your taste. i like a lot in mine. just make sure it's a good quality brand!
2 Tbsp
celery salt
1 Tbsp
paprika
24
corn tortillas
1-2 lb
mexican mix cheese, depending on how cheesy you want it.
vegetable oil, enough for frying tortillas

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet or pan, brown hamburger and onion together with seasonings. Drain well. Return mixture to pan and add corn, olives, soup, and 1/2 can of enchilada sauce. Set heat to simmer and allow to cook together while you cook the tortillas, stirring occasionally.
2
In a skillet, add 1/4 inch of vegetable oil and bring up to frying temp. Fry tortillas one at a time, then place on paper towels to drain. Add oil as needed for frying.
3
Get a large casserole dish and pour just enough of the remaining enchilada sauce in it to coat the bottom well (about 1/8 inch deep). Begin layering, starting with tortillas (each layer will use 6 tortillas), then a layer of meat mixture (1/4 of mixture), then cheese. When you have 4 layers, pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top.
4
Place in 350 degree oven and bake for approx. 30 min., until cheese is melted and top starts to brown.
5
I serve this with Spanish Rice and a salad.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy