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enchilacomalejita casserole (mexican casserole)

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Sandoz
Jasper, TX

(ENCHILada-tACO-taMALE-faJITA) I didn't have all the ingredients to make any one whole recipe, so I decided to improvise. Necessity is the mother of invention! We weren't disappointed!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Enchilacomalejita is a mouthful but don't let that scare you. This was simple to throw together and the whole family will love it. Ground beef is full of taco flavor and then is drizzled with enchilada sauce. There's a slight crunch from the chips that are sprinkled over the tortillas. The whole thing is topped with cheese. YUM! A great weeknight dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For enchilacomalejita casserole (mexican casserole)

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 pkg
    taco mix, low sodium
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 lg
    flour tortillas
  • 1 bag
    corn tortilla chips, preferably low or no salt
  • 4-6 c
    Mexican blend cheese, grated
  • 2 c
    Velveeta shreds, optional
  • 2 c
    enchilada sauce, recipe below or use bottled
  • chopped lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    chicken broth

How To Make enchilacomalejita casserole (mexican casserole)

  • 1
    Brown ground beef with bell pepper and onion. Drain. Mix in taco mix and water; simmer while you make the enchilada sauce or for about 10 minutes.
  • 2
    In a 9x13 baking dish, spread about 1/2 c enchilada sauce on bottom. Cut the flour tortillas to fit the pan to make 1 layer. Crumble a couple of handfuls of the crispy corn tortilla chips over the flour tortillas. Sprinkle about half the meat mixture over the chips. Drizzle with enchilada sauce, saving some for the next layer. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat another layer, finishing with cheese.
  • 3
    Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • 4
    Serve with chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa, etc. Optional add-in: Cooked pinto beans: Mix into meat mixture before layering. Retried beans: Just add another layer while you are layering.
  • 5
    Enchilada Sauce: Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir together over the heat for one minute. Stir in the remaining seasonings (chili powder through oregano). Then gradually add in the chicken broth, whisking constantly to remove lumps. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until thick. Use immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.