The vacations are in full swing with all of the hustle and bustle and seemingly countless to-do lists.
You already know what we’d like? (Apart from more cash, decrease costs and an additional week earlier than Christmas). We want a recipe for a simple, comforting, home-cooked meal the entire household will love that does not break the financial institution.
In the present day I am sharing a recipe that is a real gem: a Rooster Enchilada Verde Casserole that is not solely simple on the pockets but in addition in your valuable time. That is your ticket to a comfortable, heartwarming dinner with a recipe that simply doubles so you may make one for dinner tonight and stash the second within the freezer for a zero-effort dinner if you find yourself too drained from all of the enjoyable to cook dinner.
Please observe that is enchilada casserole, not enchiladas. I discover layering like lasagna is quicker and simpler to arrange and serve than rolled enchiladas. However you probably have the time, use this recipe to roll enchiladas to your coronary heart’s content material.
This recipe requires corn tortillas, however you could possibly use flour tortillas if that is what you could have. I really like the best way corn tortillas take up the sauce and turn into virtually fluffy. Apart from, for those who purchase a package deal of 30 corn tortillas, you could have sufficient to double this recipe.
CHICKEN ENCHILADA VERDE CASSEROLE
1 (28 ounce) can inexperienced chile enchilada sauce, divided
1 teaspoon floor chile powder
1/2 teaspoon floor black pepper
2 to three cups cooked rooster, shredded or chopped
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
15 yellow corn tortillas, lower in half
3 cups Mexican cheese mix, shredded
Elective Garnish: onions, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes, bitter cream and tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 350 levels with the rack within the center place. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan, then pour one cup of enchilada sauce and unfold across the backside. Set it apart.
In a mixing bowl, whisk collectively one cup enchilada sauce, bitter cream, cumin, chile powder, salt and pepper. Add the shredded rooster and pinto beans, then stir to mix.
Within the 9-by-13 pan, place 9 tortilla halves on high of the enchilada sauce. Putting the lower sides alongside the edges of the pan provides higher protection for layering.
Unfold half of the rooster combination on high of the tortillas. Evenly distribute one cup of cheese over the rooster combination.
Place one other layer of 9 tortilla halves adopted by the remaining rooster combination and one cup of cheese.
Layer the final tortilla halves on high adopted by the remaining enchilada sauce. Prime with the final cup of cheese. Bake for half-hour, or till it is good and bubbly. Permit this to relaxation for quarter-hour earlier than serving. Garnish as desired.
Retailer leftovers within the fridge for 3 to 4 days, or freeze for as much as three months. Thaw in a single day within the fridge and reheat in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes when fully thawed.
If in case you have the price range so as to add some components to this casserole, you could possibly fortunately add a can of diced tomatoes with chiles and/or a can of diced inexperienced chiles. And nobody can be mad at you for those who added extra cheese.
So whip up this Rooster Enchilada Casserole, savor the flavors of consolation meals and take a second to cherish the heat it brings to your desk. And keep in mind, doubling the recipe could be a lifesaver throughout these busy instances, both for your self or as a present for an additional vacation harried family. Get pleasure from!