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AMAZING ENCHILADA CASSEROLE | Large Family Size + Freezer Friendly!

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If you’re looking for something different to make this week, you are going to be so excited. Amazing Enchilada Casserole is the perfect meal for all those who seek a meal large enough to feed a big family. This casserole doesn’t just feed one or two people, it feeds a whole bunch of people. You’re going to love having leftovers for tomorrow and meals in the freezer for months to come!

AMAZING ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

AMAZING Enchilada Casserole

When it comes down to dinner, sometimes hearty is the way you want to go. Amazing Enchilada Casserole is more than hearty and it’s the ideal situation when it comes to making dinner tonight. The great thing about this meal is that you can make several batches too. You can make 2-4 dinners at one time.

For a large family meal like this, I love investing in a few aluminum throwaway containers. They are perfect for freezing large meals! You truly won’t believe how easy it is to put a meal like this together. I also have slowly collected a stack of freezer-safe casserole dishes for freezer cooking. Use whichever you have available!

Amazing Enchilada Casserole Ingredients 

Are you wondering which ingredients are in this meal that makes it so good? Well, let’s break down the ingredients and how delicious they are! 

Ground Beef – One of the main ingredients in this meal is ground beef. This is an excellent protein to have in your meals, especially when you’re a large family. You can buy ground beef when it’s on sale. 

STRETCHING GROUND BEEF WITH BEANS

If you’re low on ground beef, you can always add in more beans. Lentils are a great ground beef replacement that most family members won’t even notice.

Taco Seasoning – If you want to, you can make your own taco seasoning, but you can also buy your own. This enchilada casserole is amazing both ways, so do whichever version makes you feel the best. 

Black Beans – You won’t believe how delicious black beans are in this recipe. Black beans are not only delicious but they are so healthy. These beans are full of phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc.

Of course, these aren’t the only ingredients, but I wanted to show you how simple these ingredients are to make this Enchilada Casserole. 

How to Store Enchilada Casserole

Storing this Amazing Enchilada Casserole is actually very easy to make. When you have leftovers, you just need an airtight container to store it in. You’ll want to allow the casserole to cool down. After it’s cooled down, you can place it in the airtight container and then store it in the fridge. 

AMAZING ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

Can I Freeze Amazing Enchilada Casserole?

Freezing this Amazing Enchilada Casserole is totally possible. You just want to make sure you place it in a freezer-friendly container. I always make a double or triple (or more, lol!) batch of this enchilada recipe and freeze one or four for later. This large family meal is good in the freezer for 3+ months. More freezer-friendly directions are down in the recipe.

What is Casserole?

Are you curious about what a casserole is? Don’t worry it’s simple. A casserole is a multi-ingredient dish that is cooked in one dish. It’s usually baked and served all together. There is usually a protein in a casserole, but you’ll sometimes find veggies and pasta. There are so many options when you’re making a casserole. 

Serving this casserole is going to be a family hit. You can make this once a week and no-one will ever get sick of it. What’s your favorite part of this meal?

EASY CASSEROLE RECIPES for Large Families

Here are several more easy casserole recipes that are perfect for feeding a crowd!

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AMAZING Large Family Enchilada Casserole

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart | Large Family Table
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 48
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Casserole

Description

You’ve never had a AMAZING Enchilada Casserole like this. It’s so delicious, your big family will love it. This recipe has directions to make four 9×13 pans!! That’s one pan for dinner tonight and 3 for the freezer. Also below are directions to do two 9×13 pans if that works better for you. 

 


Ingredients

Large Family Size FOUR 9×13 pans (one for now and 3 for later)

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onion
  • 1/2 cup taco seasoning
  • 2 (7 ounce) cans chopped green chiles
  • 2 (28 ounce) can red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 2 (25 ounce) package flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 (15.25 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups fiesta shredded cheese

TWO 9X13 PANS OF Enchilada Casserole

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • ÂĽ cup taco seasoning
  • 1 (7 ounce) cans chopped green chiles
  • 1 (28 ounce) can red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 (25 ounce) package flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups fiesta shredded cheese

 


Instructions

FOUR 9×13 Pans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare four 9×13 casserole dishes with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain well and return to pan.

  3. Add taco seasoning, all chopped green chilies, and 2 cup enchilada sauce to meat. Heat until bubbly, about 10 minutes.

  4. In the bottom of the casserole dishes, layer tortillas, meat sauce, corn, black beans, and cheese. Repeat at least once.

  5. Top the casseroles with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.

  6. Wrap extra casseroles and freeze for upcoming freezer meals.

  7. Bake desired amount of casseroles for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges bubble.

 

TWO 9×13 Pans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two 9×13 casserole dishes with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion until the meat is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain well and return to pan.

  3. Add taco seasoning, all chopped green chilies, and 1 cup enchilada sauce to meat. Heat until bubbly, about 10 minutes.

  4. In the bottom of the casserole dishes, layer tortillas, meat sauce, corn, black beans, and cheese. Repeat at least once.

  5. Top the casserole with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.

  6. Wrap one casserole to freeze for later (if desired!)

  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges bubble.

 


Notes

FREEZER MEAL DIRECTIONS

  • After AMAZING Enchilada Casseroles are assemebled you can freeze the extras for later! 
  • Wrap each 9×13 pan with a double layer of foil. Label the foil with name and date (plus baking directions if you’d like). Followed by a double layer of plastic wrap.
  • Place the Enchilada Casseroles in the freezer for 3 to 6 months!
  • When you’d like to use this easy freezer meal just pull it from your freezer stash the night before and place it in your refrigerator to defrost. At cooking time remove the plastic wrap and foil. Reuse one sheet of foil to lightly tent over your casserole. Place in a preheated oven at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges bubble.
  • NOTE: your baking time may need to be increased in 15 minute increments until desired doneness is reached based on the defrosted level of your cassorole. Always make sure food researched on internal temperature of at least 165. A cheap digital thermometer helps with this! 

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YOU can watch me make 4 pans of Amazing Enchilada Casserole in my new CHEAP MEALS for LARGE FAMILIES video that features 10 Frugal FREEZER MEALS made with 3 EASY Casserole Recipes!

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