So, there is this enchilada recipe that has been in my family for quite a while, and I LOVE it! The only problem is that it takes quite a while to make, so it's not the most handy recipe for most busy days. Growing up, I always loved eating my grandmother's enchiladas on special occasions. I found a recipe for an enchilada casserole that is a lot quicker to make, and it tastes similar to my grandmother's recipe! I love this recipe for bringing the taste of my favorite family enchiladas to something a lot quicker to make :) Enjoy!
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 (20 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (14 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 can black olives, sliced (optional)
12 corn tortillas
1/2 pound grated cheddar cheese
Directions:1. Cook meat, onion, and garlic. Drain off fat, and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add chili powder, enchilada sauce, and tomatoes. Cook for 20 minutes, then add olives.
3. In a 9" x 13" baking dish, layer tortillas, meat mixture, and cheese. Repeat, ending with cheese on top.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Source: Your Home Based Mom