Layered Enchilada Casserole

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Layered Enchilada Casserole is the perfect comfort food with layers of tortillas, ground beef, beans, corn, and lots of gooey cheese!

easy enchilada casserole with tomatoes and lettuce on top

We love to add pizzazz to our taco nights by serving foods other than tacos! Tonight it was this easy layered enchilada bake and it turned out AMAZING!

Be sure to check out my Cheesy Taco Skillet with Rice, Taco Ring Recipe, Instant Pot Taco Soup, and Blackstone Griddle Shrimp Fajitas for more inspiration.

Why You’ll Love This Layered Enchilada Casserole

  • You can use flour or corn tortillas.
  • Kids love it!
  • It goes well with all sorts of toppings.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Makes a large batch.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground beef
  • Refried beans
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Tortillas, corn or flour
  • Enchilada sauce
ingredients to make layered enchilada bake

How To Make Layered Enchiladas

Step 1: Prepare beef mixture

Brown ground beef and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add in the black beans, corn, seasonings and all of the enchilada sauce (reserve 2 tablespoons of sauce)

enchilada sauce in the bottom of a pan

Step 2: Make layers

Place 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Add tortillas shells. (I only needed 2 tortillas per layer but if you are using a larger dish you will need more)

tortillas in bottom of casserole pan

Add a layer of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat the process until you have used the ingredients and the top is covered in cheese.

beans spread over tortillas

Step 3: Bake

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

layers of meat beans, and cheese

Step 4: Serve

Add your favorite toppings and serve. Enjoy!

ready to serve enchilada bake

Tips & Tricks

  • I used an 11×7 inch pan and only needed 6 medium sized tortillas. However, if you use a larger pan, you will most likely need more tortillas. Use as many as you need!
  • Shred your own cheese instead of buying bagged shreds.
  • Adjust the ingredients based off of what you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some good toppings for enchiladas?

There are no limits to what you can add on top of this layered enchilada casserole! Here are some things I used and some additional ideas:

Old El Paso Creamy Queso Sauce
• Lettuce
• Tomatoes
• Cilantro
• Jalapenos
• Sour Cream
Guacamole
Ranch Dressing

Do I have to add beans or corn?

Nope! If you don’t like those ingredients, simply don’t add them!

plates with enchiladas

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Layered Enchilada Casserole

Layered Enchilada Casserole is the perfect comfort food with layers of tortillas, ground beef, beans, corn, and lots of gooey cheese!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, enchilada bake, layered enchilada casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 497kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef browned
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese any variety
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6-12 tortillas corn or flour
  • 8 ounces enchilada sauce divided, 2 tablespoons

Toppings of your choice

    Instructions

    • Brown ground beef and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add in the black beans, corn, seasonings and all of the enchilada sauce (reserve 2 tablespoons of sauce).
    • Place 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Add tortillas shells. (I only needed 2 tortillas per layer but if you are using a larger dish you will need more).
      Add a layer of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat the process until you have used the ingredients and the top is covered in cheese.
    • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
    • Add your favorite toppings and serve. Enjoy!

    Notes

    Omit beans and corn if you don’t want them. Also, add your favorite toppings, such as: lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, guacamole, or sour cream. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1470mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 648IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 4mg

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