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Beef Enchilada Casserole



Beef enchilada casserole is a hearty and flavorful dish that brings the essence of traditional Mexican enchiladas to your table in a convenient, layered form. This dish is perfect for those who love the rich, spicy flavors of enchiladas but are looking for an easier, less time-consuming way to prepare them. The casserole combines layers of seasoned ground beef, tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese, baked to perfection to create a comforting and satisfying meal.

Enchiladas have a long history in Mexican cuisine, with roots dating back to the Aztec civilization. Originally, they were simple corn tortillas dipped in chili sauce. Over time, they evolved to include a variety of fillings and toppings, becoming the beloved dish we know today. This casserole version retains all the delicious flavors of traditional enchiladas while simplifying the preparation process. It’s an ideal dish for busy weeknights, potlucks, or family gatherings.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into quarters
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • Sour cream and avocado slices, for serving




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