As you know, I love me some Mexican, or really Tex-Mex. I also love a good casserole. I have tried a couple of different recipes and they have all been good but I thought they could be better. I have adapted this recipe from a couple and come up with what I think is some good eats. My girls even cleaned their plates. I think this one is a keeper.
Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning
4 oz cream cheese
1 small can tomato sauce
1 cup Monterrey jack, shredded
6 flour tortillas, burrito size
2 cups cooked rice
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 bag shredded Mexican blend cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Brown ground beef. Drain. Add meat back to the pan, add tomato sauce, taco seasoning and cream cheese. Cook on medium low heat until mixture is blended and cream cheese is melted. Warm tortillas in microwave for 20 seconds. Add cooked rice to casserole dish. Spoon meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Add Monterrey jack cheese on top of meat mixture. Wrap tortillas and place on top of rice. Pour diced tomatoes and juice over the top of the enchiladas. Pour enchilada sauce over the top of the tomatoes and enchiladas making sure that the sauce and juice of the tomatoes reaches down to the rice. Add shredded cheese over the top making sure that the tortillas are completely covered. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with a salad and some black beans and you have one awesome meal.
NOTE: You can use smaller tortillas and make more enchiladas.
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