Beefy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Submitted by gorgeouss09

Makes 8 servings



Sunny Anderson's Recipe "touched"

Recipe Ingredients for Beefy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 clove garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tomatoe
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion
1/2 cup green bell pepper
1/2 cup red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp thyme
2 tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
10 medium corn tortillas

Recipe Directions for Beefy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

  1. Preparation

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  3. For the sauce:

  4. In a saucepot over medium heat, add the oil, onions and a pinch of salt. Sauté until the onions are tender and translucent. Add the tomato paste at this point and turn the heat up a bit, if needed, to cook the paste. Stir and cook until it deepens in color, and then add the garlic, cumin and thyme. Stir to blend and cook until fragrant, and then add the crushed tomatoes and water. Raise the heat to bring the mixture to a boil, and then lower to a simmer and cover, simmering for 20 minutes more.

  5. For the beef filling:

  6. Meanwhile, in a large pan with straight sides, add the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to swirl, add the onions and green and red bell peppers. Season with a pinch of salt and sauté until the onions and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until tender, about 4 minutes more. Add the beef, onion powder, cumin, thyme, tomatoes and water, allowing time between each addition to blend. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and break down the beef into bits using a spoon or fork. Cook until the beef is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  7. To assemble the casserole:

  8. Toss the shredded cheeses together to blend; set aside. Add 1 cup of the red sauce to a baking dish and spread to coat the bottom evenly. Top with 6 tortillas, overlapping to cover the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer the dish by next adding 1/2 of the beef mixture and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheeses, spreading evenly in the casserole. Next, dunk 3-4 tortillas, one by one, in the warm red sauce and layer over the cheese and beef, overlapping where needed. Top with the remaining beef, another 1/2 cup of the shredded cheeses, and another layer of tortillas dunked in the red sauce. Pour the rest of the sauce over the top, spread evenly, and finish with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and the sauce bubbles, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

  9. Serving Size

  10. Yield: 8 servings

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 256.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
404
Calories from Fat
185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.5g
32%
Saturated Fat
8.6g
43%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
533mg
22%
Potassium
638mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
19.2g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
35.6g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 26% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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