Mexican Enchilada Casserole

Mexican Enchilada Casserole

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"This casserole is especially good for those like myself that don't really care for canned enchilada sauce. It also freezes well and can be assembled, frozen, then baked later. Use 1/2 cup homemade taco seasoning if you have it; chili powder can be found online."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 851 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 47.8 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 57.3 g
  • 115%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 1842 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine tomato sauce with chili powder and 1/2 cup water or as desired in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer and stir to make a pourable sauce. Remove from heat and set enchilada sauce aside.
  3. Cook and stir ground turkey, onion, and 1 envelope of taco seasoning mix in a large skillet over medium heat, chopping turkey as you cook, until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in 2/3 cup water and remaining envelope of taco seasoning mix and cook, stirring often, until moisture has evaporated from turkey mixture. Mix 1 cup of enchilada sauce into turkey mixture and remove skillet from heat.
  4. To layer the casserole, spread 8 tortilla halves into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, overlapping as necessary to fit. Toss sharp Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese together in a bowl and spread 1/4 of the cheese mixture over the tortillas in an even layer. Top with 1/3 the turkey mixture, 1/3 the lettuce, 1/3 the chopped tomatoes, and about 1/3 cup of the remaining sauce. Repeat layers twice more. Place 8 tortilla halves on top of the casserole and spread with remaining 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese on top of casserole is melted and browned, 20 to 30 minutes.
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Being the submitter of this recipe. I noticed changes that were made after it was published (not my me) 1) the tomato sauce has been cut way back. I use about 29 ounces, because I make extra ...

A few steps to get this done. Not quick and easy but so very very good. I followed the recipe as written and served with rice. I think I will leave the lettuce and tomato out and serve them on ...

This was really good, I left the lettuce and tomato out and used it to top our servings.