It may be hard to believe but I do use cookbooks every once in awhile. When I have a quiet moment and a napping baby, I like to prepare my meals for the week. Reading a cookbook is like curling up with a good book for me. I love looking at all the different entrees for the same food, like chocolate chip cookies. It’s amazing how everyone seems to have their recipe they swear by. While making my weekly meal, I ran across an enchilada casserole and I gave it a try.
Source: Beauty from Ashes, Zion Church Cookbook
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef, shredded chicken, or black beans (or a combination, I did 1 lb beef and 1 can of black beans)
- 1 onion, or severeal green onions
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup, condensed (I did one chicken and one mushroom)
- 1-28 oz can enchilada sauce
- 1 cup milk
- 1 dozen corn or flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Brown meat with onion (if using green onion, save and sprinkle on top) in large skillet.
- Mix all ingredients together except tortillas and cheese.
- Layer meat sauce, tortillas and cheese in a 9×13″ baking pan. Repeat layers two more times.
- Bake at 350° from 30-45 minutes.
Note: The tortillas fit really well in round cake pans. For a small family you can divide the recipe between three pans and freeze two (which is exactly what I did).
Conclusion: Not bad. This made a LOT of enchilada sauce but I loved the idea of putting it in cake pans and freezing it. I now have two meals in the freezer with one going to my brother. I thought the recipe was a little weak so I added olives and some peppers, just to beef it up a bit. I also didn’t use all 12 tortillas. I had three layers in three pans so I had a few tortillas left over. If you do make this, put a pan underneath so it doesn’t drip into your oven (like mine did). The taste was fine. Nothing amazing but satisfactory. My husband however really liked it and I’m glad he did since I have another meal in the freezer.
Claire also hopes you all have enjoyed the nice weather, FINALLY!
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This post was written by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 23, 2013