March 1, 2011

Enchilada Pie - *QUICK MEAL*

We love Mexican food at our house, and here's one of our quick-dinner favorites: (don't judge this yummy dish by the bad picture... it's not so easy to take a pretty picture of a casserole - especially one that's half eaten before I remember to snap a picture)
Enchilada Pie
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced (or about 1/8 cup dehydrated onion)
2 Tbs taco seasoning (or 1/2 packet)
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz - 14.5 oz - anything around there will work)
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
4 small corn tortillas
1 small can sliced olives
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Brown beef with onion, drain fat (did you see my earlier post for discarding fat??  if not, see below).  Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.  In a small round casserole dish, layer meat sauce, chopped olives, cheese, then tortilla - Repeat 3 more times.  Sprinkle cheese on top tortilla.
  Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

** Here's my tip for discarding drained fat:  instead of searching for an empty can to pour the fat into, just line a bowl with aluminum foil and pour the grease into it.  When it solidifies, simply throw away the foil for a no-mess solution!!!


Mike and Shayla said...

I love the fat-draining tip. Genius.

Katie said...

I made basically the same thing for dinner tonight. It was so good!

Michelle said...

I will have to share this with my mom! Great idea! Visiting from Weekend Wrap Up party! Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

I've been craving Mexican and looking for a quick week night solution. I might have just found it! TFS. visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Lauren said...

ooooh..this looks yummy! Hubby and I love Mexican food and love to occasionaly whip up something different from the kid's since they are 2 and 3 and not into spice. Will try for sure this week!

hillary said...

This was sooo easy to make. I whipped it up in no time. The kids all loved it. Thanks for another yummy recipe!

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