Enchilacomalejita Casserole (Mexican Casserole)

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Kathy Sandoz

By
@ksandoz

(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!

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Enchilacomalejita is a mouthful but don't let that scare you. This was simple to throw together and the whole family will love it. You have all the flavor of the taco seasoning and then the enchilada sauce the slight crunch from the chips and over course topped with cheese. YUM! A great weeknight dinner. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 pkg
    taco mix, low sodium
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 3 large
    flour tortillas
  • 1 bag(s)
    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
  • ENCHILADA SAUCE

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano
  • 2 c
    chicken broth

How to Make Enchilacomalejita Casserole (Mexican Casserole)

Step-by-Step

  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.

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About Enchilacomalejita Casserole (Mexican Casserole)

Course/Dish: Beef Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #Casserole



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