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Sara’s Enchilada Casserole

This recipe was inspired by
Sara Vick of Albuquerque, NM (USA).

Yield: about four portions


1 Tbsp. salad oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. diced potatoes
1/2 c. diced Spanish onion
as needed garlic salt
as needed ground black pepper
as needed seasoning salt

2 each large flour tortillas (the fresh, thicker tortillas are the best)
as needed no-stick spray
16 oz. can refried beans, removed from the can and softened with a spoon
8 oz. can black olives, sliced
2 c. Colby Jack cheese blend, shredded
12 oz. can enchilada sauce

as needed crisp lettuce, shredded
as needed diced ripe tomatoes
as needed sour cream

Beef procedure:
Combine the beef in the salad oil over high heat. Add the potatoes and the onions, cooking for an additional 5 minutes to soften the onion and potato. Remove from the heat and season with garlic salt, pepper and seasoning salt.

Cassorole procedure:
To assemble the casserole, cut the tortillas into quarters. Spray the bottom of a 2 qt. casserole dish with no-stick spray and place in the 4 tortilla quarters, covering the bottom. Spread in an even layer of the refried beans. Add the beef mixture (Step 1) as the next layer. Add 1 C. of the cheese on top of the beef. Layer in a even amount of olives. Add 1/2 layer of the enchilada sauce, spreading evenly. Repeat the layers, finishing with the sauce on top.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, until the entire casserole is bubbly around the edges.

Garnish procedure:
Serve garnished with sour cream, shredded lettuce and diced tomato on top.