Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Servings: 8 people
This is the perfect comfort food! Every bite of this cheesy casserole will surely make your day! Add this to your list now!
1 pound ground beef
1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce (Or make the homemade recipe below)
1 12 oz package frozen whole kernel corn
1 16 oz can of refried beans
12 soft corn tortillas
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes, undrained
3 c shredded cheese, (I recommend the Mexican blend)
1 tbsp chilli powder
1.5 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp salt
Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce:
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp oregano, dried
2.5 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp basil, dried
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp parsley, dried
1/4 c salsa
6-oz tomato sauce
1.5 c water
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 3: Add beef and cook until brown.
Step 4: Place the enchilada sauce on a baking dish and spread it on the bottom.
Step 5: Refer to the instructions on the package of the corn to cook.
Step 6: Distribute evenly half of the refried beans on 6 corn tortillas.
Step 7: Arrange the tortillas on top of the sauce side up.
Step 8: In a mixing bowl, add the rest of the enchilada sauce, black beans, spices, corn, ground beef, undrained tomatoes, and salt. Stir until well mixed.
Step 9: Place half of the beef enchilada mixture on top of the corn tortillas and spread it evenly.
Step 10: Spread 1 cup of cheese over the beef mixture.
Step 11: Repeat the process with the rest of the 6 tortillas.
Step 12: Place the remaining filled tortillas in the 13 x 9 baking dish, top with enchilada mixture, and sprinkle over the rest of the shredded cheese.
Step 13: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes until done.
Step 14: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Step 15: Slice into 8 or 12 pieces.
Step 16: Top each slice with enchilada toppings.
Step 17: Serve and enjoy!
Gluten-Free Red Enchilada Sauce:
Step 1: Place a large saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 2: Add in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until aromatic.
Step 3: Add in chilli powder, oregano, ground black pepper, basil, cumin, salsa, tomato sauce, and salt. Stir until well mixed, then pour water.
Step 4: Allow the mixture to boil.
Step 5: Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes on low heat.
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 542mg | Iron: 3mg