This Beef Enchilada Casserole is a Tex-Mex classic layered with corn tortillas, a delicious beef filling and homemade enchilada sauce. Topped with lots of melted cheese and chopped jalapeños . . .it’s fabulous!
Mexican food is always a favorite around here. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc., we love it all. I could probably get away with cooking Mexican food almost every night and I bet I’d never hear a single complaint.
I’ve been making these beef enchiladas for years. I love them with all my heart. I always make them with flour tortillas because corn tortilla are a little difficult to roll without having them crack and fall apart.
I do love flour tortillas, but I love corn tortillas even more.When I saw that this Beef Enchilada Casserole recipe called for corn tortillas, I was all over it. Not only do you layer this with corn tortillas, but you blend some in a blender with tomatoes and add it to the beef mixture. So the deep, full flavor of the corn tortillas is definitely tasted in every single bite.
Now before you start rolling your eyes because you don’t like corn tortillas, keep reading. My son Zach doesn’t love corn tortillas. He would take a flour tortilla any day over a corn tortilla, but he loved this casserole.
I know this recipe might look long and daunting to you. Please just trust me when I say this is easy to make and worth the time it takes.
Don’t skip toasting the tortillas. It brings out the full flavor and prevents them from becoming tough and chewy in the casserole.
Toppings are optional, but highly recommended. We topped our with sour cream, avocado, salsa, and cilantro . . .so yummy!Print
Recipe Source: America’s Test Kitchen The Best Mexican Recipes