Enchilada Taco Casserole

Nice people deserve credit for being nice.  A little goes a long way in today’s world.  I would like to think these few people who made me smile the last few days:

The man who shouted “Nice Cat” to me when I was wearing a cat sweatshirt walking down the street.
The cashier who wanted to have a conversation about Halloween with me.
The person who held the door for me at the grocery store.
The person who held the elevator for me.
My doctor who just made me feel good with his professionalism and encouragement.
The person who said they liked our garden on the roof.
To the stationery store owner who gave me my pen for 20 cents cheaper because I accidentally gave him pense instead of cents.  He gave me back the 20 pence and said “Don’t worry about it”. Reminder to self: Clean out your change purse!
To the person who said “Thank you” when I held the door for them.
To my swapping and pen-pal friends, you always put a smile on my face.
To my cats who  always know I need some love and affection.
The girl who said she liked my dress on the street.
To my mail delivery lady who is just really nice.
To every single person who comments on Brooklyn Farm Girl.  You make me smile and laugh hysterically. I want to serve you all tea and pumpkin donuts and tell you how great you are! 

A smile, a compliment, a door held open, a thank you, a postcard that just says hi – these all are special to me and can change my mood almost immediately.    I’m big on common courtesy so it really does make my day.  Can you think of a recent time that a little niceness picked up your spirits?

Now on to the yum…..

I really like tacos and I really like casseroles so when I’m able to put them together it’s like sweet magic recipe worlds combined.

For example there’s my go to Taco Casserole,  Slow Cooked Pepper Steak Tacos, Crockpot Chipotle Chicken Tacos,  French Fry Casserole, Green Pepper Cheese Casserole, Cauliflower Pizza Casserole.   Tacos? Yes, please.  Casserole? Goodness, yes, please.

Say hi to Enchilada Taco Casserole!

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I really love this casserole because it stays set when serving, it almost feels like you are having taco lasagna.   There’s 2 layers of corn tortillas, salsa, green peppers, black beans, corn and plenty of ooey gooey cheese to keep the cheese lovers happy (I’m in that club).  

May I recommend some Jalapeno Cornbread on the side too?

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Enchilada Taco Casserole
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 10 oz can of enchilada sauce
  3. 1 cup of salsa
  4. 1 can of black beans
  5. 1 large bell pepper - chopped
  6. 2 cups cooked corn
  7. 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  8. 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  9. handful of cilantro - chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, brown ground beef. Stir in enchilada sauce and salsa. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl combine your black beans, chopped pepper, corn and cilantro.
  4. In a 13x9 baking pan place 6 tortillas.
  5. Cover with 1/2 of the meat mixture.
  6. Cover with 1/2 of the corn, beans, pepper mixture.
  7. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese on top.
  8. Place remaining 6 tortillas on top.
  9. Cover with 1/2 of the meat mixture.
  10. Cover with 1/2 of the corn, beans, pepper mixture.
  11. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese on top.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
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I could pretty much eat these vegetables with a spoon and that’s totally what I did when noone was looking.

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Here’s your ground beef, enchilada sauce and salsa.  I could totally eat this with a spoon and that’s totally what I did when noone was looking.

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Essy approved of all the smells. But honestly, what won’t Essy (AKA: “Big Mom”) eat?  

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Here all the steps to make it.  This is a quick casserole to put together.

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And when it comes out of the oven, hello cheesy Enchilada Taco Casserole!

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The smell will make you swoon.  But don’t swoon because we have to eat this first.

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Oh please, put it on a plate already! I can’t wait anymore.

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I’m just going to sigh.

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And then eat this and come back for seconds.

Enjoy!

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