Enchilada Casserole

I don’t know about you, but I happen to love Mexican food. Having lived close enough to throw a rock across the Mexican border, I became used to getting good, quality and authentic Mexican cuisine whenever I wanted. I remember when we first moved to Sierra Vista that is all I wanted to eat. I think we ate at a local restaurant, La Casita, 4 times a week for the first few weeks. Shameful. I know. I really could not get enough of it, and I knew it was a winner because Nick didn’t tire of it easily. It was a huge win for me!

Often we would go there on a Friday or Saturday night for a date night. There was usually an insignificant wait for such good food. I would probably have waited all night for a table; however, luckily I never had to do that! We would sit there for hours eating chips and salsa, delicious Mexican cuisine, and some sweet desserts. We would talk about politics, life, careers, dreams, everything and anything. It was one of the best times of my life. I loved living near the MI installation. I loved seeing soldiers in their uniforms every single day. And, I loved living across the country. I loved the distance between what was once my life and the path that was beginning to be my future.

However, our stay was short lived. We ended up back on the east coast and every time I crave Mexican I think of Sierra Vista. Last week I was in the mood for Mexican so I decided to whip something delicious up. Take a look!

 

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Nutritional Information
Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1/12th Square
Calories: 321.6
Fat: 15.7 g
Carbohydrates: 25.5 g
Fiber: 3.2 g
Protein: 20 g
Points+: 8

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 Ingredients:

Recipe Adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 3 cups salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • Lettuce, tomato, cilantro, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain
  • Stir in the salsa, sour cream, cumin, and taco seasoning
  • Lightly coat a casserole dish with cooking spray
  • Layer a generous amount of the meat mixture on the bottom, sprinkle with shredded cheese
  • Place a tortilla on top of the meat mixture. Layer with another generous serving of the meat mixture and more cheese
  • Repeat this process for as many layers as you like or until the meat mixture runs out
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Cover with foil {that has been greased with cooking spray} and cook for 30 minutes, or until hot & bubbly
  • Top with lettuce, tomatoes & cilantro if you so desire!

Enjoy! xoxo