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Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole

An oldie, but a goodie from my other blog:

Laaaaaaa, a recipe that turns out good. But the key is to cook this the night before. It is super knowing all day when I get home from work I could just stick that baby right in the oven.

I did try one day making it without letting it sit overnight and it was not nearly as

good as when it’s had time to marinate in the fridge, as crazy as that sounds.

The recipe came from Recipe.com, but is a Better Homes and Gardens recipe. My picture does not do it justice. I am really bad at taking food pictures. In the next year, I’ll try to learn how to take proper food pics.

I did NOT use the green chili peppers in my meal.

Ingredients
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 4-ounce can diced green chili peppers
1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream or light dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 6-inch corn tortillas
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce or one 101/2-ounce can tomato puree
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

Directions

In a large skillet cook the ground beef, onion, chili powder, and cumin until onion is tender and meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir pinto beans and undrained chili peppers into meat mixture; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and garlic powder until combined; set aside.

Place half of the tortillas in the bottom of a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish, cutting to fit if necessary. Top with half of the meat mixture, half of the sour cream mixture, and half of the enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Cover dish with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

To serve: Preheat oven to 350F. Remove plastic wrap; cover dish with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes more. Makes 6 to 8 servings.