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Layered Mexican Enchilada Lasagna Recipe

This is the best enchilada lasagna casserole we have for dinner often that my kids absolutely love! If you’re looking for a baked cheesy casserole packed with lots of flavor and ground beef that is easy to throw together, this is it. Layered with Mexican flavors and corn tortillas it’s like an enchilada met a lasagna!

enchilada lasagna

I wasn’t quite sure what to even call this when I made it the first time. We thought the name enchilada lasagna just made sense! Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich. It’s a favorite quick and easy casserole. (originally published 2/17, affiliate links present)

As with any casserole it’s a combination of our favorite foods put together to make a warm comfort food.

Full of yumminess and of course lots of cheese! Similar to a sort of enchilada casserole, though layered like lasagna.

ground beef

You don’t just have to use beef but typically that’s what we use. If you have leftover chicken breasts you could use that too for sure! Even shredded pork would work, you’d just skip the browning part for precooked meat.

The prep work is under 30 minutes which is great and if you have any left over it’s great warmed for lunch the next day too.

  • Layered with black beans, cheese, corn, mild chiles and a Manwich that gives it a kick of added flavor. This enchilada lasagna casserole is just the best. 😉
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It is easier than traditional lasagna since there is NO boiling required and the only thing you need to precook is the ground beef. If you’d rather make it vegetarian you can leave this step out and quite frankly it would still taste amazing.

  • Mix all the Texas beef and other ingredients together. 

You can use as little or as much cheese as you’d like too. We are all about cheesy goodness so we use it in between and on top of this dish. Here’s the entire recipe for you to follow, let us know what you think!

enchilada lasagna recipe

Enchilada Casserole

This is what you’re going to need to make this goodie:

  1. Manwich – 15 oz. can
    1. could alternatively use enchilada sauce
  2. Corn tortillas
  3. Corn – canned is what I use
  4. Black beans
  5. Diced tomatoes – I like petite
  6. Diced chiles – canned
diced chiles
  1. Onion
  2. Cheese – Cheddar and Jack
  3. Ground beef
  4. Drained can of 4 oz. diced green chiles would be good too
  5. A dash of chili powder would add a bit of heat
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving

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Looking for more easy casserole recipes?

Lasagna casserole recipe is a delicious one with all the flavors you love but a lot less work for you.

Crockpot lasagna casserole is great for a throw it all in and leave for the day one pot meal

Our Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole uses Manwich too so you’ll love that! For more yum try these Instant Pot enchiladas.

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole 4

Layering is the trick, and lots of cheese is the way to go for us. When it’s cooking all the flavors meld together, soften the tortillas, and creates a warm dinner that is perfect as is or topped with a bit of sour cream and chives!

If you’ve never thought of using Manwich outside of sloppy joes this is a great new recipe to try.

Enchilada lasagna

Time needed: 40 minutes.

Enchilada Lasagna

  1. Brown meat

    In a large skillet brown your meat on the stovetop over medium heat with a bit of olive oil and diced onions. Add meat and all of the other ingredients (excluding tortillas and cheese) into a bowl and mix well. 

  2. Layer

    Spray a 9×12″ dish with non stick spray and add a small layer of your meat mixture.  Add layers of tortillas, about 6 overlapping a bit so it covers your meat layer. Sprinkle 1 c. of cheese on top of tortilla layer. 

    Repeat layers of meat mixture, then another tortilla layer, cheese on top of that. The last top layer is the remainder (1/3 on each layer) of your meat mixture. 

  3. Bake

    Cover with tinfoil and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Take foil off and sprinkle last 3/4-1 c. of cheese and bake for 10 more minutes uncovered.

  4. Serve

    Could add a dollop of sour cream on top and chives when serving too!

  5. Tip

    If you want it to stay together like lasagna and come out in a less messy allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes when it comes out.

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Enchilada Lasagna

This is the best enchilada lasagna casserole we have for dinner often that my kids absolutely love! If you’re looking for a baked cheesy casserole packed with lots of flavor and ground beef that is easy to throw together, this is it. Layered with Mexican flavors and corn tortillas it’s like an enchilada met a lasagna! 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, enchilada, manwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 456kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown your meat on the stovetop with your diced onions. 
  • Add meat and all of the other ingredients (excluding tortillas and cheese) into a bowl and mix well. 
  • Spray a 9×12″ dish with non stick spray and add a small layer of your meat mixture. 
  • Then add 6 tortillas overlapping a bit so it covers your meat layer. Sprinkle 1 c. of cheese on top of tortilla layer. 
  • Add another layer of meat mixture, then another tortilla layer, cheese on top of that, and then last top layer is the remainder (1/3 on each layer) of your meat mixture. 
  • Cover with tinfoil and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Take foil off and sprinkle last 3/4-1 c. of cheese and bake for 10 more minutes uncovered. Serve! Could add a dollop of sour cream on top and chives too!
  • If you want it to stay together like lasagna and come out in a less messy way allow it to cool for about 15 minutes when it comes out before cutting…but either way it is delicious.

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Nutrition Facts
Enchilada Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 849mg37%
Potassium 695mg20%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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