Stacked Beef Enchiladas (Mexican Lasagna) Recipe

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Lola Ray Modified: March 24, 2022
Stacked Beef Enchiladas (Mexican Lasagna) Recipe

How To Make Stacked Beef Enchiladas (Mexican Lasagna)

One bite of this stacked beef enchiladas offers a burst of flavors! Spicy beef, tender corn tortillas, tangy salsa, and cheese are layered for a meaty dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Sit Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Beef:

  • lbs90% lean ground beef
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • tspchipotle chili powder
  • tspground cumin
  • ¾tspsalt

For Sauce:

  • 1⅓lbstomatoes,(4 pieces) vine-ripened, quartered
  • 2medium yellow onions,cut into ½-inch wedges
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • 6clovesgarlic,peeled
  • 2tspsalt
  • 1tspground cumin
  • tspcayenne pepper
  • ¼cupcilantro leaves

For Assembling:

  • 10yellow corn tortillas,(8 inch) cut into quarters
  • 4cupsMexican blend cheese,(12 oz) shredded

Instructions

Beef:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and the baking soda. Mix using hands until evenly combined. Let sit on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes.

Sauce:

  1. While the beef sits, prepare the sauce. Set an oven rack about 5-inches beneath the heating element and preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Toss the tomatoes, onions, and garlic with the vegetable oil directly on the prepared baking sheet. Broil for 12 to15 minutes until softened and charred. Transfer the vegetables and juices to a food processor fitted with the metal blade.

  3. Add the salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper and pulse until just slightly chunky. Add the cilantro and pulse until the cilantro is chopped. Set the sauce aside.

Beef:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring frequently and breaking into pieces, for about 2 minutes until just slightly pink.

  2. Add the chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes more, or until cooked through.

To Assemble:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and move the oven rack to the center position. Lightly oil a 9×13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.

  2. Set aside 1 cup of the sauce for the top of the casserole.

  3. Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with a layer of tortillas, overlapping them slightly. Spoon ½ of the beef and any juices over the tortillas.

  4. Top with ½ of the sauce and ⅓ of the cheese. Repeat with another layer of tortillas, the remaining beef, remaining sauce, and ⅓ of the cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas.

  5. Spread the reserved sauce over the tortillas and cover completely. Sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over top.

  6. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese is completely melted.

  7. Serve warm and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 541.42kcal
  • Fat: 36.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.32g
  • Fiber: 3.61g
  • Sugar: 4.19g
  • Protein: 33.26g
  • Cholesterol: 108.48mg
  • Sodium: 672.38mg
  • Calcium: 432.30mg
  • Potassium: 634.28mg
  • Iron: 3.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 142.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.32mg
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