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Yummy! We made our own tortillas to really take this dish to the next level. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Wow, Summer, next level indeed!
So I got the stuff for this, but my grocery delivery was missing the ground turkey. Any suggestions for an alternative? I have some tofu in my fridge, or a can of black beans….
Chicken! It’s a perfect alternative and actually tastier
I made it per instructions with 3 extra tortillas torn up to fill up the open spaces. Next time I would up the cumin to 1&1/2 Tbls and substitute (1) 14 oz. can of Rotel and (1) 14 oz. can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes for the 28 oz. can of crushed toms. It was excellent as per instructions but a little lacking in zing (if you like zing).
Looks tasty. I haven’t seen the ground beef or turkey in the stores much but maybe I could get lucky and find some ground sausage like chorizo
I suppose you could always grind your own meat, or mince it by hand, if you have the time to (I’ve minced meat by hand before and whoa, it’s a workout). Hope you find what you need to make your own adaptation of this. It’s comfort food supreme! Chorizo would be great, just remember to cut back on the salt.
Love this recipe. My husband is not so much of a casserole kind of guy but love tacos and enchiladas. I have made this for the third time now with using butcher shop ground chicken. Yummo! He is having me make this for dinner and some for work. He is gluten free and wants to share his good food with co-workers. Thanks for sharing.
nevermind, just saw add to meat, now that I added it to tomatoes, hope this comes out good. didn’t do the beef, that’s why, duh. I am using cooked chicken.
making now, but you didn’t mention when to add cumin, etc. I suppose while tomatoes are simmering
I made this recipe yesterday and it was a big hit! It was delicious but a bit heavy. As well, I used corn tortillas that were small at 4 1/2 inches so I didn’t end up having three layers which was ok. Great recipe but time consuming!
Pretty tasty. I did not add oil to ground beef. I added some fresh corn off cob to the salsa. Pictures show tostadas which dont need frying. Raw corn tortillas do need frying. The liquid in the ingredients is enenough to soften the tostadas. My prep time was 45mins. At 25 min cook time cheese and tostadas on top were starti g to brown. Dish was heated thru and thru but foil over top from start would probably allow to cook full 35mins. My oven cycles bottom and top burners to bake so that could also explain my results. We enjoyed the recipe.
Hi Jimmy, glad you liked the recipe! Not sure what you are seeing in the photos about tostadas. I used sturdy yellow corn tortillas to make this dish, which definitely need frying.
I made this great casserole for a potluck lunch. I had to make it the day before it was to be served, so I put it in the fridge overnight and baked it the next day! It was very tasty but not as spicy as I liked. ( I had followed the recipe explicitly and while I was making it the spiciest was just right)! Next time I make it (and I definitely will!) If I have to refrigerate it overnight, I will double the spices. Just thought you would like to hear my experience.
To soften my tortillas for recipes, I simply place the corn tortilla on the grate of my gas burner until it is soft and gets beautiful charred spots on it. Only takes seconds! Easy and and they taste excellent! I can not wait to try this recipe! I love anything Mexican food related and this sounds awesome!
I made this today and it is fantastic. I can’t wait to dig into the leftovers. One of the best dishes I have had in a long time, thank you for sharing this recipe.
I’m so glad you liked it Raymond!
Big hit in our house but it was *not* 10 minutes of prep. I was cooking, chopping, or prepping constantly for an hour and a half.
Yes, I totally agree that prep times are under-estimated very badly in a lot of recipes on this site! One for salsa says you can heat peppers and peel in ten minutes… what a laugh that was! All in all, I find a lot of really good recipes here, but time factors are way off most of the time.
I just finished making this dish. Although I followed the recipe in general, I am not one for measuring exactly – I use what I have. My corn tortillas come in a package of 8, but are much larger than what I saw in the photos. So after frying, I used 3 for the bottom and middle, and two for the top. I blotted them with paper towels, as I thought them too oily. My package of ground beef was exactly 1 pound (450 grams), so I reduced the spices to about 3/4. Misread the recipe and added 1/2 T salt instead of 1 tsp. but it was not too salty. Used my own homemade tomato sauce, and had to simmer it a bit longer to get the proper consistency. Added two green peppers as that’s what I had on hand. Omitted the chiles (not readily available here). – I thought of adding pickled red peppers or jalapenos, but decided to try it without, as my hasband is not fond of spicy/hot. Used a cheese blend, probably a bit less. The casserole has now started browning, so is in the stage of sitting. My husband is impatient to try it. I have high hopes.
I would like to say that the directions for this recipe were exemplary! Thanks, Elise.
I make enchilada casserole all the time,we love it..I add green onions,olives and even more green chilies,Love the flavor they give..Love it with corn tortillas when I make chicken enchiladas I use flour..
Hi, any chance that you could provide the nutrition/fat/calories information on this dish and all of your others? Thanks.
Hi Malia, at the moment we have neither the time nor the expertise to provide that information on the recipes. You may be able to find an online service that can help you calculate the information.
Thanks Elise for your quicky reply.
I do this dish in a cast iron dutch oven when we are camping. I just tend to use the larger tortilla’s so it matches the size of the dutch oven. If you do try this over an open fire, use lots of salsa on the bottom of the pan, else that bottom tortilla gets welded to it. Not fun to clean. Would be easy to convert to vegetarian if you needed to.
I’ve just discovered the joys of a dutch oven and it has changed my world! But this camping? That would be amazing.
Yum! Really , really good! Keeper recipe!
Can this recipe be frozen?
Hi Teresa, I assume so, I haven’t tried freezing it. If you do, please let us know how well it reheats!
I just love this site.. I always find great tasty recipes and this one is definitely a keeper. Was a great dinner to make for a Friday night boys sleepover. My husband went crazy over it as well. Made some adjustments to flavor and used black beans because that is what i had on hand. But either way. Its good!