Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm a little bipolar in the kitchen...

Some nights I'll spend hours putting together a complicated recipe with unusual ingredients, making everything from scratch. But other nights I love those quick and easy recipes that use can food and/or mixes, take no effort, and still taste great.

I'm the kind of cook that loves to watch The Barefoot Contessa one day and Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade the next.

What can I say...I'm a bit bipolar with my cooking!

This recipe is one of the easy one's. Developed some time ago when I was too lazy or tired to roll my simple beef enchilada's. It tastes the same, and is a whole lot easier.


ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
(Mindi Original)

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 can enchilada sauce (your favorite brand and heat level)
9-12 corn tortilla's (amount depends on the size of your casserole dish)
2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Brown the beef, onion, and pepper in a medium sauce pan, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add enchilada sauce to the beef mixture.
2. In a small bowl mix the two cheese together.
3. Spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Layer the ingredients in the casserole dish as follows:

3-4 corn tortillas
1/3 beef mixture
1/3 cheese
3-4 corn tortillas
1/3 beef mixture
1/3 cheese
3-4 corn tortillas
1/3 beef mixture
1/3 cheese

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

3 comments:

Frieda said...

I love quick and easy! My rule of thumb usually is to look for recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Oh, and the ingredients have to be readily available. None of the fancy schmancy stuff. Hooray for Ina Garten!

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Yum! These look great!!! I'm exactly like you in the kitchen. It's fun to all out somedays and take it easy other days.

* Nancy * said...

I made this dinner tonight and it was a hit!! Yay, now I can add this to our tasted and must make again meals. :O)Thank you.

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