Funky Enchilada Casserole

Funky Enchilada Casserole

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"My good friend brought this to me in the hospital after I had just had a baby. My husband promptly took it home and ate the entire thing without sharing. I had to remake it myself to find out what he'd been raving about. I've made a few adjustments and so can you according to your tastes! This is a great casserole to make because some of the canned ingredients you may already have. Serve with sour cream, hot sauce, and cold diced tomatoes or salsa if you like. Maybe even serve some chips and guacamole to round it out."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 595 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 595 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.4g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 40.7 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 889 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with cumin, Mexican seasoning and cayenne pepper. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add red, yellow and orange peppers; cook and stir for another 5 minutes, then mix in the black beans, kidney beans and corn. Remove from the heat.
  3. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking dish with corn tortillas. Pour in the skillet mixture then top with cilantro and pepperjack cheese.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is starting to brown on top. Let stand for 10 minutes, then serve with your favorite Mexican food toppings.
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  1. 66 Ratings


I tried this recipe today because it sounded good and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. It tasted fine, I would make it again if I were in need of a quick meal, but I just found it okay. I wouldn't go out of my way and plan on making it. I found that it didn't come together at all, when you put it on your plate it just falls apart, it's just a bunch of cubed chicken and beans, there is really no need to put it in the oven, you could skip the tortillas (they're awkward as a crust anyways) melt the cheese on top of the stove and then maybe wrap it all in flour tortillas. That would be better I think. I would not make it to drop off at someone's house, it's just not that good; but it is an okay quick meal.


this recipe was really yummy. I did add a few things to it like black olives, I also put enchilada sauce on bottom of cake pan so shells wouldn't stick. And on tortilla shells spread refried beans on them put chicken mixture in and topped with a little more enchilada sauce. cilantro and cheese


I made this recipe last week and I thought it was absolutely great. I actually passed it on to my mexican friend who loves enchiladas but has a 2 year old and no time for prep these days. It was so easy and it tasted fabulous, just like an enchilada, minus the time investment. I love the idea below of substituting the tortillas for chips, that would make it perfecto! It is definitely not a meal that you want to make if you're looking for something that looks pretty. I did it in a casserole dish, cut it in to squares w/a pizza cutter and served. It did fall apart, but I wasn't looking to impress with presentation, so that was okay. I stored the rest for lunch all week and everyone at work kept asking what smelled so good. The other thing that I love is that it is packed with nutrient dense ingredients that have lots of fiber, whole products and protein. It's a perfect and healthy (if you go light on the cheese) family meal. I give it an a+++