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benflowerSeptember 17, 2008

Does anyone have a mexican casserole recipe that can be made ahead of time and baked later. Wondering about the tortillas getting soggy. Prefer beef (hamburger). Thanks for your prompt response.

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Enchiladas fit that bill...yes tortillas get soggy, but that's what enchilidas are..flour tortillasw rapped around seasoned beef, chicken or beans, covered with enchilada sauce topped with cheese and baked.
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 3:01PM
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Do you have a good one with hamburger, or should I use shredded beef.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 4:41PM
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Roselin posted this one that can be made ahead. Her recipes are always good. I'm sure it could be halved.

Beef Enchilada Casserole
2 lbs. ground beef
1T oil
3T chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp oregano
2T paprika
1/3c flour
1Qt tomato sauce
1/2c water
1 1/2-2 dozen corn tortillas, cut in quarters
Cheddar cheese
chopped onion
2 small cans green chilies
Brown beef in oil and add chili powder, salt, oregano, paprika and flour. Stir well; add liquids and chilies and simmer for ten minutes.
In a large baking dish, place a layer of meat sauce and cover with tortillas. Add approximately half of the remaining sauce and top with a really generous sprinkling of onions and cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas and remaining sauce. Top with more onions and cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or til bubbling and very hot. Can be made a day ahead and then heated when ready to serve.
Serves 10.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 4:55PM
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Thanks -- (ginger?) Looks like exactly what I'm looking for.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 5:21PM
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Benflower, ground beef is good,shredded beef is even better. Around here everyone uses ground beef. When I visited Arizona and found that the better restaurants used shredded beef I loved it more.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 10:58PM
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I have several that we all love, but the all time favorite of everyone is one that is made with Doritos chips--the nacho cheese ones. I don't have exact amounts because it is one of those that you just sort of dump and cook. But to my household the more cheese the better.

It includes:
cooked ground beef, drained
Velveeta cheese (the kind in the 2 lb. block
Chopped onions (I prefer the red ones in this)
Doritos Nacho cheese chips
Can or two depending on amount made of chopped green
Canned enchilada sauce.

I layer everything starting with the chips on the bottom. Go a little light on the cheese on toward the bottom because it will melt down.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until bubbling.

This is great hot and fresh, but I think it is even better as a left over.

It is not one of those healthy type dishes, but is delish.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 12:47AM
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You're welcome, Benflower. Hope you like Roselin's recipe - I'm sure you will.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2008 at 5:37AM
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