Robin's Enchilada Pie

Robin Hearon Recipe

By Robin Hearon RobinHearon

1 Hr
30 Min

This Enchilada pie is a family favorite that was modified from a recipe given to my mother from a coworker over forty years ago. It is actually laid out much like lasagna so it's a lot less work that traditional enchiladas.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a delightfully filling dish.  The blend of meat and spices make for an authentic Mexican flavor that's sure to put a smile on your face!


1 lb
Lean ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
16 oz
Medium cheddar cheese
16 oz
Monterey pepper jack cheese
8 oz
small curd cottage cheese
8 oz
sour cream
1 can(s)
sliced black olives
green onions (garnish)
chopped cilantro (garnish)
1 large
fresh tomato diced (garnish)
salt, pepper, cumin and garlic to taste
fresh corn tortillas
1 can(s)
Las Palmas Enchilada sauce
Frying oil for tortillas
yellow onion diced

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown the ground beef and ground pork with diced onion, season with the spices, drain off any fat and set aside.

Fry the corn tortillas whole and flat until crispy, drain on paper.

Grate the two cheeses and set aside about 1/4 for the top. Combine the sour cream and cottage cheese to the large amount of cheddar and jack cheeses in a bowl.

Line the bottom of a deep baking dish with a small amount of Enchilada sauce and add a layer of fried tortilla.

Add a layer of the meat mixture.

Add another layer of tortillas and sauce.

Add a layer of the cheese mixture.

One more layer of tortillas, sauce, remaining cheese, green onions, cilantro and tomatoes for garnish.

Bake @ 350 degrees for about 30 minutes and serve

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #comfort-food

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lori herrmann txsdoll65
Feb 2, 2010
oh yeah i have been looking for a recipie like this i had heard about it a long time ago from my moms friend who passed ...........thanks for share'in this!!
Robin Hearon RobinHearon
Feb 7, 2010
You're very welcome!
Tammy Gallegos tammyklg
Mar 1, 2010
this looks sooo good I am trying it sunday!
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Mar 24, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

This is a delightfully filling dish.  The blend of meat and spices make for an authentic Mexican flavor that's sure to put a smile on your face!
Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian
Nov 6, 2010
Do you use red or green enchilada sauce?
Terry Starrett TRed
Dec 28, 2010
This looks yummy! I'm going to give it a try!
BrenEd Velasquez BrenV
Dec 28, 2010
I can't wait to try this. It looks and sounds so yummy, especially on a very cold night. ... ;0).
Margaret Diggs Ewenique
Dec 28, 2010
I made a version very similar for dinner last night. I used my canned Salsa Verde, but you can use green enchilad sauce if that's how you like your enchilada's. Under spices, I use 1-2 T of Red Chili powder (depends upon how hot you like it) and 1/2 tsp Cumin.
This casserole is great for potlucks.
Cyndi Holman MtnCook
Dec 28, 2010
What size can enchilada sauce? Las Palmas comes in two sizes.
Madeleine Davis Mamuda
Dec 28, 2010
Heading to store first thing in the morning ..... I have been looking for this, just didn't know it. Wish me luck! XO
Sally Guarino sjcg
Dec 28, 2010
Have you ever tried it without frying the tortillas?
Margaret Diggs Ewenique
Dec 28, 2010
I don't fry the tortillas anymore, it comes out fine.
Rebecca Diamond laininglady
Dec 28, 2010
We don't eat meat and dairy together, but I will try this with the vegetarian ground beef... sounds delicious. And I think it will cut in half nicely...
tammy smith Tammy61
Dec 29, 2010
I made this for dinner tonight. I only did one thing different,I used pre cooked corn tortilla's just to save time. And it turned out really good,,we loved it!!! I also made rice and refried beans to go with,, Thank you for Sharing!!! I love quick cooking recipes!!
Leslie Monroe Hippie2MARS
Jan 1, 2011
I made this for dinner last night. I used ricotta cheese instead of the cottage cheese and did not cook the tortillas first. It was quite tasty! We had leftovers today and it was better than it was last night. It definitely gets better when it sits overnight. Today it tasted very similar to a tamale pie. YUMMY!