EZ-OUT Enchilada Bake

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Serves: 6-8
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1 bag chili cheese fritos
6 count pkg xlnt tamales (can be left out without noticing much difference)
1 medium can enchilada sauce (28 oz)
1 lg onion, chopped
1 can(s) black olives (slice a few for topping)
8 oz grated cheese, divided
use green enchilada sauce, regular fritos and monterey jack cheese

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Sharron Boerum Recipe
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Sharron's notes for this recipe:
...just came up with this and made it last night, after looking for a recipe for enchilada casserole using corn or tortilla chips...normally i make it with just "cheese", but my daughter had expressed a desire for some meat, so i opted for an EZ-OUT with fritos and tamales...lol. =^.~=
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Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan w/ cooking spray.
Put whole bag of fritos in a large bowl.
Unwrap tamales and crumble over fritos. (could use 2 cans tamales in place of XLNT brand)
Add chopped onion, olives and half of cheese.
Pour enchilada sauce over all and stir/fold everything to coat. Turn out into a 9x13 pan (sprayed w/ cooking spray) Top with second half of cheese and sliced olives.
Bake, covered, for approx. 30 minutes or til heated thru. (insert a table knife into center for a few seconds and gauge temp by feeling on lip or back of finger)
Can easily be doubled and baked in a disposable roasting pan, or make a batch of each (red and green sauce) and baked side by side in same pan (won't intermingle).

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user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Dec 7, 2011
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user Sharron Boerum slboerum - Dec 8, 2011
...thanks Christine, they really turned out great, i had the little that was left for lunch yesterday. =^.~=
user Dannell Hartung Busdrivermama - Dec 11, 2011
Hmmmm...what are Xint tamales...and where do you get them...I do know what tamales are, but it that a brand...plus I live in MN...and tamales...hmmmm...not so much, however I am from texas...lol This sounds yummy, but not sure bout tamales and finding them in MN...if I can find canned tamales...maybe...
user Dannell Hartung Busdrivermama - Dec 11, 2011
Oooops...just finished ACUTALLY reading the rest of the recipe...will look for canned tamales...lol...
user Sharron Boerum slboerum - Dec 11, 2011
...lol...you could also leave them out or use hamburger, i think, and they would be fine...but just in case, XLNT brand tamales are found near the refridgerated pasta in my store (also near cheese and lunchmeat)...hope this helps! :)

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