Beefy Tortilla Casserole

Beefy Tortilla Casserole

This award winning casserole recipe will win your seal of approval after you take your first bite of its Tex-Mex goodness. Spices and cheese make this simple casserole taste unbelievably great.

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Cooking MethodCasserole

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 to 6 cilantro sprigs
  • 1 cup olives, chopped
  • 1 pound tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cup enchilada sauce
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 pound monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup corn chips, crushed

Instructions

  1. Brown ground chuck; drain any excess fat.
     
  2. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper; cook until soft.
     
  3. Cut tomatoes into chunks and add to beef mixture, including liquid. Add enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.
     
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
     
  5. Grease a 3-quart casserole. Steam (or fry) tortillas. Put approx. 1/3 of the meat mixture in the casserole dish followed by a layer of tortillas, cheese and olives. Repeat twice.
     
  6. Sprinkle crushed corn chips around the edges and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until heated through. Cut into wedges.

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As for the tomatoes, are they canned or fresh ?

Hi, sassyGmom. It sounds like this recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, but you could substitute canned if you like! Enjoy! --Editors of RecipeLion

Would llike the recipes to show ow many it will serve

Hi, Chef 6622180. We offer this information whenever it is made available to us. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for your input! --Editors of RecipeLion

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