Southwest Fiesta Beef Delight

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Embark on a culinary odyssey with our reimagined Beef Enchilada Casserole, now reborn as the Southwest Fiesta Beef Delight. This vibrant dish layers savory ground beef, sautéed onions, and garlic, all bathed in a sumptuous homemade enchilada sauce. Elevating each stratum, a harmonious blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese entices your taste buds, transporting you to the heart of Mexico. Let’s delve into the symphony of flavors and textures that define this delightful Southwest Fiesta Beef Delight.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups homemade enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (7 ounces) diced green chiles, drained
  • 12–14 flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray for easy cleanup.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions when the beef is halfway browned. Cook until beef is fully browned, and the onions are soft. Reduce heat to low, add garlic, and cook for an additional minute. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Integrate 1 1/4 cups enchilada sauce, black beans, and green chiles into the beef mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to combine.
  4. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce on the casserole dish’s bottom. Layer 1/4 of the tortillas, followed by 1/3 of the beef mixture, and 1/4 of each cheese. Repeat these layers twice. Top with the final layer of tortillas, remaining enchilada sauce, and cheese.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through. Cook covered for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Toss diced avocado with lemon juice. Garnish the casserole with avocado, tomato, cilantro, and minced jalapeno.

Conclusion:

In the Southwest Fiesta Beef Delight, every bite is a journey through bold flavors and satisfying textures. Rediscover the magic of the classic Beef Enchilada Casserole, now transformed into a culinary masterpiece fit for family dinners and festive gatherings alike. Embrace the fusion of culinary cultures, and let the layers unfold, creating a symphony of joy on your palate.

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