enchilada casserole

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

This takes some time, but is well worth it! Great for a crowd too and it’s even better the next day. This pairs well with Heather’s Salad and margaritas. Pour Kid Margaritas for your little ones.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: Serves 6

1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. water

1 16-oz. can refried beans
1/4 c.
Essential Roasted Salsa or your favorite salsa
1/2 tsp. salt

1 16-oz. can gluten-free enchilada sauce
1 7-oz. can salsa verde

3 c. shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
1 2.25-oz. can sliced olives

8 corn tortilla, cut in half
chopped cilantro
Guacamole if desired

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef and drain. Return beef to skillet and stir in all spices. Add water and stir until water is absorbed, 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix beans with salsa and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix enchilada sauce and salsa verde. Set aside.
  5. In an 8×8 casserole dish, ladle enough enchilada sauce mixture to cover bottom. Layer a total of 5 tortilla halves to cover bottom of dish, with cut sides facing out edge of casserole for best fit. Place fifth piece in center.
  6. With an offset spatula, spread half the bean mixture onto tortillas. Sprinkle with one-third of the olives followed by one-third of the cheese and half the meat.
  7. Repeat layers, starting with a ladle full of sauce, completely covering the tortillas and ending with the last layer of beef. Atop beef, add the final layer of tortillas, covered with several ladle-fulls of sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then olives.
  8. Place on a baking sheet (to avoid and oozing mess) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes to set and cool. Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro and a side of guacamole if you like.
    This double beautifully into 9×12″ casserole dish when you need to serve a crowed. Heather’s Salad is a perfect accompaniment with this meal, along with a margarita. Pour the little ones a Kid Margarita.

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