Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Enchilada Casserole

Made this for dinner on Saturday evening & it was really good! My casserole hating husband even enjoyed it! I didn't tell him we were having a casserole, but rather just said "enchiladas" when asked what's for dinner. Of course I got my recipe from All Recipes, my favorite website! Enchilada Casserole III submitted by Kathy. Give it a try!

1 (1.5 ounce) package dry enchilada sauce mix
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, mix the dry enchilada sauce according to package directions, replacing tomato sauce with the tomato paste and water
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with garlic salt and onion powder; drain fat. Mix refried beans and 1/2 cup of the prepared enchilada sauce with the meat.
Dip enough corn tortillas to cover the bottom of a 3 quart casserole dish in the remaining enchilada sauce. Arrange tortillas in the dish. Spoon in half of the meat mixture, covering the tortillas. Spread half of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses over the meat. Cover with another layer tortillas dipped in enchilada sauce. Spoon in remaining meat mixture and top with a final layer of tortillas dipped in enchilada sauce. Pour any remaining sauce over the layers and top with remaining cheese.
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

CHANGE I MADE - I was cutting the recipe in hald, so I did only use 3/4 pound of hamburger & I did use more than 1/2 of the enchilada sauce.

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