Double-Duty Layered Enchilada Casserole
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
I made it with Hormel chili. Pretty tasteless. I am going to try it with chili beans and picante sauce instead of the beans and enchilada sauce. We doused it good with picante just to get some flavor. Also trying Armour chili. Followed recipe exactly except for the chili. No stars.
I frequently make a large range of Mexican and Southwest flavor dishes. I made this yesterday. My adult son as well as my husband concurred that this was the best Southwest flavors recipe I had ever undertaken. Since we watch the amount of fat in our diet, I used Nalley vegetarian chili with beans and used Kraft non-fat shredded cheddar cheese . This chili is one of the best vegetarian products I have ever eaten . My carnivore men in the home can never tell the difference between it and chili with meat . If you live in an area where Nalley products are not available, the closest flavor I have found is Dennison's chili . (However I am not sure that it is available in a vegetarian Style for my total vegetarian friends). I did make a bit of an error and it was still a hit. I do not care for the flavor of black beans in everything. Therefore I substituted the beans in the recipe with a can of refried beans. That was fine but by eliminating the black beans and pintos, that made the casserole a bit on the runny side. It came out more as a chili then a casserole. I also added a can of Del Monte Southwest style corn. That was a wonderful addition. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It is quick easy and flavorful. Make sure that if you eliminate something that you replace it with exactly the same quantity to avoid having a casserole that has a wrong consistencyThis is such a winner that it will be in my regular rotation of meals immediately! Enjoy!
This was very easy and pretty good for a weeknight dinner. I made a couple of changes to suit my tastes.I cut the ingredients down to fit an 8x8 pan.I used chilli with beans instead of adding pinto beans. I also added a lb of ground beef. As someone else suggested I used corn tortillas instead of four .I will probably make this again when I'm in a hurry.
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I made this one because it sounded so good. However, the flour tortillas turned to dough after baking and that ruined an otherwise delicious dish. Maybe I'll try it again with corn tortillas.