Enchilada Casserole with Ground Beef

Beef Enchilada Casserole
Beef Enchilada Casserole. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings (34)

This nicely seasoned layered casserole will quickly become a requested family meal. The savory layers of ground beef, tortillas, peppers, and cheese make it a whole meal in one dish.

Serve this delicious Tex-Mex casserole with a tossed salad or fresh salsa for a fabulous dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped chile peppers
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces grated Mexican blend cheese or cheddar jack
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned. Drain well. 
  2. Stir the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, olives, tomato sauce, and chile peppers into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. In a greased 2 1/2-quart round casserole, alternate layers of lightly buttered tortillas, the meat mixture, and shredded cheese, ending with cheese sprinkled over top.
  4. Add water and cover with lid or foil. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes.
  1. Garnish with ripe olive slices, chopped green onions, and fresh chopped tomatoes.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1690
Total Fat 59 g
Saturated Fat 24 g
Unsaturated Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 136 mg
Sodium 3,515 mg
Carbohydrates 209 g
Dietary Fiber 16 g
Protein 76 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)