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Easy Enchilada Casserole

I’m sure there are many versions of this recipe out there in the “www” for this dish; in fact Bubba himself has a great recipe for it; but, this time I wanted a biting amalgamation of ingredients. 

This enchilada casserole includes a good dose of chili powder and cayenne pepper added to the meat for that spicy Mexican flavor; the velvety texture of black beans and plenty of melted cheese to top it off. 

If you like enchiladas but aren’t thrilled with making your own, my easy one-dish casserole would make a great meal for your family and friends.  There is definitely enough to feed several people!

Easy Enchilada Casserole


2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 dozen flour tortillas
1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup chopped green olives
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of tomato soup
2 (4 ounces) can diced green chiles
1 (10 ounces) jar enchilada sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
Sour cream, for garnish
Black olives, for garnish


Place ground beef and onion in a large skillet on medium heat and cook until beef is done.
Add garlic and chili powders and cayenne pepper.
Cut tortillas into quarters.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of cheddar cheese and remaining ingredients.
Add ground beef mixture and mix well.
In a large casserole dish coated with cooking spray, arrange a layer of tortillas.
Spoon a layer of meat mixture over tortillas.
Repeat layers twice, ending with meat as last layer.
Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour.
Garnish with black olives and sour cream.
Serves 6-8


For a chance to win my friend Bo’s great Le Crueset giveaway, visit Bo’s Bowl!

Visit my friend Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes and cookbook giveaway! 


  1. Everyone should have a good enchilada dish. Yours look really good. I like the idea of cayenne.


  2. My mom made something like this for us growing up, and I LOVED it!

  3. We love these, havent made them in ages and my stomach is now growling to eat them again... got to try out your recipe its looks fantastic!

  4. Oh boy, Pam! Dear Son has been craving something like this, asking if I can cook something up soon! I'll have to give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing it! Set out the sour cream!! I can't wait! ~tina

  5. This sounds great!! I will definately try it!! Your photos are beautiful as well..

  6. I tend to love anything with "easy" in the title - and these sound delicious as well!

  7. This pleases me. Got to get some tortillas and have a fiesta.

  8. This does look inviting, I could dive right in!

  9. Looks like a winner to me! I'm reading this at 10 in the morning and I want some!!

  10. I love enchilladas but they are a lot of work to make and I would love an easy version. This sounds great:)

  11. Delicious!!! We don't eat beef...might try with chicken or lamb. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This enchilada casserole looks divinely delicious and is definitely going on my "must try" list! Love the ease of preparation, too!

  13. With 2 pounds of ground beef this would be perfect for taking to my next potluck!

  14. Popped in to say hi! This looks so good!

  15. Yum! Sounds really easy and really yummy! My two favorite combos!

    We are doing casseroles this week on Share a Spoon! Feel free to come link up with us today!!

  16. Enchiladas are one of my families favorite meals. Your version looks delicious!


  17. I am a sucker for Mexican! This is a perfect casserole pam!

  18. I would much rather make a casserole than roll individual enchiladas. It all tastes the same and the casserole is so much easier and quicker! This sounds like a good recipe!

  19. Looks really good Pam - I posted about your soup on Wednesday - it was very good and I'll make it again.

  20. OMG this casserole looks delicious! Unfortunately I'm watching the calories. . .

    Thanks for stopping by today, when I saw that book I laughed, how can you go wrong iwht a Williams-Somoma cookbook? It's really a nice side dish!

    Have a fantastic week!

  21. This is some real comfort food!

    And thanks for sharing my giveaway.

  22. I love making enchiladas in casserole form. Yum! I've gone off of wheat and cheese for a while and seeing this makes me very sad! :D I would love a great big slice!


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