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An Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Sauce Recipe

This homemade sauce recipe is so easy and delicious. Stuff your Enchiladas with meat (shredded chicken/shredded beef/sautéed sausage), beans, rice, green chili peppers, sautéed veggies like mushrooms and onions, top it all of with cheese and homemade sauce, bake for half an hour and then enjoy!

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour or cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups of chicken broth or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounce can of tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Take a medium sized pot, and add the butter, flour or cornstarch, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk over medium heat, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add the chicken broth and continue whisking over medium/high heat until the sauce has thickened. Whisk in the tomato sauce, take it off the heat and voila! You’re ready to start stuffing tortillas.

Assembling Enchilada Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Enchilada Casserole Fillings:

    Tortillas: Corn or Flour, I use small corn tortillas or medium-sized flour tortillas 

    Meat: shredded chicken/shredded beef/sautéed sausage

    Beans/Rice: Literally any cooked beans that you have and left over rice

    Veggies: Mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, (sauté them in butter over medium/high heat until soft)

    Canned green chili peppers

    5 cups of grated Cheddar Cheese (or Mozzarella/Pepper-Jack/Colby) 

  2. In a large bowl, add the meat, beans/rice, sautéed veggies, and anything extra and mix it all together. 

  3. Take the mixture and stuff the corn tortillas like tacos and place in a 9x13 casserole pan, once the pan is full pour the sauce over, coating all the stuffed tortillas.  

  4. Next, evenly sprinkle 5 cups of grated cheddar cheese on top and bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and everything looks bubbly and delicious.