Beef Enchilada Casserole




Beef Enchilada Casserole :

Preheat the oven to 350F. Cook ground beef until brown and no longer pink.

Spread half of the enchilada sauce at the bottom of the dish.

Cook the corn in the microwave according to package directions.

Spread half of the refried beans on 6 corn tortillas. Place tortillas, bean-side up, over sauce in the dish, overlapping to fit.

Stir together remaining enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, spices, salt, ground beef, and undrained tomatoes in a large bowl.

Spread half of the beef enchilada mixture over the corn tortillas that are layered in the dish. Then layer with 1 cup of cheese.

Repeat layering – take 6 more corn tortillas and spread with the rest of the refried beans and place as another layer in your 13X9 baking dish.

Then layer with the enchilada mixture and remaining shredded cheese.

Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until hot. The center should be hot and the casserole should be bubbly around edges. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into 8-12 pieces.

Top off your dish with your favorite enchilada toppings – shredded lettuce, sour cream, avocado, etc.

 Red Enchilada Sauce:

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 min.

Add the oregano, chili powder, basil, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, parsley, salsa, and tomato sauce. Mix together and then stir in the water.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer for 15 to 20 min.

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