Spice Up for Spring-Green Enchilada Casserole

All the way home from work I was thinking about Mexican food.  I never got over in a lane where I could turn into any place to get it to take home.  So I had to make my own.

For some reason I bought some flour tortillas the other day while I was shopping.  I think I was intending on a chicken taco salad with the shell baked in some new tortilla bowl molds I bought.  (Another day!)  In the pantry I had all the fixings I needed to make my own Mexican flavored dinner.

When I get hungry for the taste of enchiladas nothing else will do.  All I had were flour tortillas.  I could make burritos or enchiladas; however I settled on this little casserole which now has provided plenty of leftovers.  I don’t usually use refried beans, but these also have the flavor or nachos with the beans.  So I have technically taken care of 2 hankerings I might have.

I used to make Nachos Grande on Sunday night.  A little labor intensive, but so well worth the taste.  Tostada chips spread with the beans (individually), topped with browned ground meat, green chiles, onions, tomatoes and cheese.  Broil until the cheese bubbles and eat them fast while they are still warm.  Andy would warm up the leftovers in the microwave.  That didn’t appeal to me.

I like the taste of raw onions on my enchiladas.  If you don’t, you can brown the onions with the ground meat.

Green Enchilada Casserole

Comments (6)

  1. danielle

    This sounds great – I love the idea of turning it into a casserole.Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

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  2. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! Love the ease and simplicity!
    LOVE the plate and your photo makes Mexican today SO enticing to me!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  3. Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    I’d love for you to link up a few yummy recipes at my weekend link party
    on The Best Blog Recipes if you haven’t already!

    Hope to see you there!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  4. BigSister

    This is a keeper!

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  5. Lois Christensen/Walking on Sunshine

    Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and join us this week for our Cookie Party!

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  6. Jessica @ All She Cooks

    Yum! I love a good enchilada casserole.

    I’d love for you to link this up to Wonderful Food Wednesday this week.. or one or two other recipes if you’d like. We’re always ready to go on All She Cooks at 7pm Central on Tuesday, if you’d like to join us. allshecooks.com

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