How to make easy beef enchilada casserole (video)

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Everyone loves enchiladas; it’s almost impossible not to! Especially when a recipe comes along that shows you how to produce this ultimate dinner in under 40 minutes. This incredible enchilada casserole shows off casseroles at their finest. With the perfect balance of simple, cheap and time-saving, this winning dish is sure to procure smiles all around the family dinner table!
With the simple, yet absolutely scrumptious, combination of tender ground beef chuck, soft corn tortillas, sauteed garlic, onions and freshly grated cheddar cheese, it really is a wonder how you managed without this recipe for so long. A hefty dollop of sour cream is the perfect finishing touch to this savory dish, although a sprinkling of freshly chopped scallions and cilantro leaves would catapult this dinner into a whole new realm of delectability!
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Easy Beef Enchilada Casserole
15 minutes
25 minutes
40 minutes
2 pounds ground beef chuck
8 soft corn tortillas
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup thinly sliced onions
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups enchilada sauce
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease the bottom of a 3-quart casserole dish. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce along the bottom.
Place 4 corn tortillas along the bottom of the dish, on top of the enchilada sauce, to create an even layer. Brush the tops of the tortillas lightly with 1 tablespoon of oil.
In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add onions and garlic and saute until softened. Add the beef and cook until browned. Drain any excess liquid from the pan, and pour the beef and onions into the casserole dish on top of the tortillas. Top off the beef with half of remaining enchilada sauce.
Add another layer of tortillas, brush with oil, and then pour remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Bake the casserole for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Pro tip: Although this recipe calls for delicious beef enchiladas, this meal can also be an excellent basis for using any leftover chicken from previous meals. Simply heat it up by sauteing it with the onion and garlic and follow the directions as instructed. Yum!
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