Fiesta Enchilada Casserole

Fiesta Enchilada Casserole - Luckily we make real food around here, and Mexican? It happens to be my specialty!

Summary: Luckily we make real food around here, and Mexican?  It happens to be my specialty!

Ingredients: 

  • 3-4 cups enchilada sauce [use the recipe below!]
  • 1 lb ground sirloin [or equivalent; I use local/pasture-raised/grass-fed]
  • ¼-1/2 cup of diced peppers [bell pepper and/or jalapeno]
  • ¼-1/2 an onion, diced
  • ¼ cup of your favorite salsa or taco sauce
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp dried cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • one 12oz package of egg noodles [or your favorite pasta!]
  • 2 cups of your favorite grated/shredded cheese
  • extra cilantro and/or chopped green onion for topping
  • healthy homemade enchilada sauce:
  • 2 [15 oz] cans of tomato sauce [I use this a BPA-free, organic sauce]
  • 1 [16 oz] can of vegetarian refried beans
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 2-3 TBSP of your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 + ½ TBSP chili powder
  • 1 + ½ TBSP garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • paul’s pico de gallo:
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced tomato
  • ⅛-1/4 cup diced jalapeno
  • fresh cilantro and hot sauce, to taste
  • a squirt of lime juice, if you have it!
  • a pinch of salt to season

For full directions please visit: PeasandCrayons

 

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