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Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole

  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Bake: 40 mins 350°F


  • 12 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 15 ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chile peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups dairy sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 6 inches corn tortillas
  • 2 10 ounce cans enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Lightly grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onion until meat is cooked through, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks; drain off fat. Stir chili powder and cumin into meat mixture; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir pinto beans and chile peppers into meat mixture; set aside. In a small bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and garlic powder; set aside.
  2. Place half of the tortillas in the prepared dish, cutting to fit and overlapping as necessary. Top with half of the meat mixture, half of the sour cream mixture, and half of the enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

From the Test Kitchen

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for up to 24 hours. Remove plastic wrap. Cover dish with foil. Bake for 45 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole)

  • Per serving:
  • 304 kcal ,
  • 14 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat ,
  • 38 mg chol. ,
  • 682 mg sodium ,
  • 32 g carb. ,
  • 6 g fiber ,
  • 15 g pro.

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