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red chile enchilada casserole

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Cari Aiken
Clarksville, TN

I grew up in NM so I make a lot of Mexican dishes and use a lot of chiles in my recipes. I recently became a vegetarian, so I have been experimenting with my usual recipes and making them without the meat. In this one I was also trying to use fewer tortillas, so I replaced some of the usual tortilla layers with whole roasted chiles. It worked out great. You can top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cubed avocado, and low- or non-fat sour cream.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For red chile enchilada casserole

  • 1/2 lg
    yellow onion - diced
  • 1/2 lg
    green bell pepper - diced
  • 2
    celery ribs - sliced
  • 12
    baby carrots - sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 c
    frozen sweet peas
  • 1 can
    low sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes 'n jalapenos w/green chiles
  • 1 can
    red enchilada sauce
  • 6
    white corn tortillas - 6" size
  • 1 can
    whole poblanos or green chiles - rinsed, stemmed and sliced open
  • 1 c
    shredded mexican four cheese blend

How To Make red chile enchilada casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350
  • 2
    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, celery, carrots and bell pepper. Cook until just tender.
  • 3
    Add corn, peas, beans, diced tomatoes, and enchilada sauce. Heat through.
  • 4
    In a medium (8" or 9") casserole dish, line bottom with 1/2 the poblanos or chiles, laying them open. Spoon almost 1/2 of vegetable mix on top of chiles. Then layer 3 of the tortillas (torn to fit if necessary) on top of vegetable mix. Repeat layers once more, reserving enough of the vegetable mix to cover the next layer of tortillas, but only enough to keep them from drying out. Top with cheese.
  • 5
    Bake in oven for 30 - 40 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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