This Beef Enchilada Casserole is made with layers of ground beef, beans, tortillas and cheese, topped with enchilada sauce and cooked to perfection.



Enchilada Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 10 ounce canned red enchilada sauce (or make a homemade recipe below)
  • 1 12 ounce whole package frozen corn
  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 12 soft corn tortillas
  • black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (I recommend Mexican blend)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt

    Homemade red enchilada sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2.5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 6 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1.5 cups water


Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat it to 175°C.

Step 2: Place the pan on the stove and set the temperature to medium.

Step 3: Add the meat and fry until golden brown.

Step 4: Pour the enchilada sauce onto a baking tray and spread over the base.

Step 5: To cook the corn, follow the instructions on the corn packaging.

Step 6: Divide half of the refried beans evenly among the 6 corn tortillas.

Step 7: Arrange the tortillas on top with the salsa side up.

Step 8: Place remaining enchilada sauce, black beans, spices, corn, ground beef, undrained tomatoes and salt in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 9: Place half of the beef enchilada mixture on the corn tortilla and spread evenly.

Step 10: Spread 1 cup cheese over beef mixture.

Step 11: Repeat the process with the remaining 6 tortillas.

Step 12: Place the remaining filled tortillas in a 13 x 9 baking dish, sprinkle with the enchilada mixture and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.

Step 13: Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes until done.

Step 14: Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes.

Step 15: Cut into 8 or 12 pieces.

Step 16: Spread the enchilada glaze on each slice.

Step 17: Serve and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Red Enchilada Sauce:

Step 1: Place a large pot on the stove and reduce the heat to medium.

Step 2: Add the garlic and fry for 2 minutes until fragrant.

Step 3: Add chili powder, oregano, ground black pepper, basil, cumin, salsa, tomato sauce and salt. Mix until well combined, then add water.

Step 4: Let the mixture boil.

Step 5: Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy!

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