Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe {with Red Sauce} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe {with Red Sauce} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Old Fashioned Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe with Red Sauce or, if you prefer, green sauce is simply delicious. A proven recipe from an old friend, this casserole is full of layers packed with flavor and dripping with sauce and cheese.

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Beef Enchilada with Red Sauce Recipe

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Can you use Flour Tortillas in place of Corn Tortillas for Enchiladas?

  • You can use flour tortillas in place of corn tortillas in an enchilada recipe. Use smaller flour tortillas that are a similar size to corn tortillas

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Do you need to cook corn tortillas when using them for enchiladas?

  • You do not have to cook corn tortillas before using them for enchiladas but they should be moist. Microwave them with a damp paper towel for a few seconds to moisten them before rolling. This is not necessary for an enchilada casserole recipe

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Can you substitute the green enchilada sauce for red enchilada sauce?

  • Yes. It’s all about your sauce preference or what you have on hand. If you have only have green sauce, then it is perfectly fine to use it

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What is the difference between green and red enchilada sauce?

  • The green sauce is made with green chile peppers, vinegar, and spices like garlic and cumin. Red sauce is made from red chile peppers, vinegar, and spices like chili powder and garlic

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My personal preference is green, but the red tastes really good in this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 pounds of ground beef (sirloin preferred)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • spices – garlic, onion, mustard and chili powder, salt
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of enchilada sauce (red or green)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of Mexican style shredded cheese
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • sliced black olives

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Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe {with Red Sauce} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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Delicious Beef Casserole Recipe for an easy and delicious family meal.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1&1/2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. each of: 
  • garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, chili powder, and table salt
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of enchilada sauce – green or red
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of Mexican style shredded cheese (more to make it really cheesy)
  • 10 corn tortillas

Instructions

  • Brown beef and onion together
  • Drain – if necessary
  • Add seasoning to beef and stir in
  • Mix enchilada sauce and tomato sauce together
  • Place enough to cover the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole dish
  • Cover with half of the tortillas – tearing them in half where needed
  • Add half of the sauce, half of the cheese, and all of the ground beef
  • Layer with the rest of the torillas
  • Add the rest of sauce
  • top with cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Notes

Storage – Store for up to 3 days covered in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or on individual plates in the microwave

 

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