Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole Recipe
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Beef Enchilada Lasagna Casserole Recipe

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“Whenever I make this cheesy layered casserole, my guests rave about it and ask for the recipe. I serve it with French bread or toasted garlic bread.” —Charlene Griffin, Minocqua, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), cut in half
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 387 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 771mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, enchilada sauce and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg and cottage cheese; set aside. Spread a third of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the cheese blend, tortillas, cottage cheese mixture and remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Enchilada Lasagna in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p32

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Comatose User ID: 8211094 229872
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"My sentiments exactly BeMoWe. In New Mexico we use corn tortillas instead of the flour tortillas and use a real red chile sauce. Much more flavorful. A green chile sauce can be substituted for the red, if you prefer."

BeMoWe User ID: 8343331 225185
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"I followed this exactly. The flavor didn't remind me of enchiladas - more like several other ground beef casseroles I have had. But the part that really disappointed me was how incredibly soggy and pasty the tortillas in the middle layer were! If I make this again, I will only put the tortillas on the top, just below a layer of grated cheese."

Nessa.03 User ID: 7651380 81372
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"Love love love! I used cooked lasagna noodles instead of tortillas because we didn't like how mushy the tortillas got. And for sure 2 teaspoons of cumin. One of our favorite dishes! We make this a lot. I serve on top pico de gallo made of tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, and salt."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 58411
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"dinner tonight was fabulous, thanks! I didn't make any changes and turned out a favorite. Husband literally licked his plate. The flavor wasn't overpowering, but just spicy enough and enjoyed the cottage cheese mixture. Will be making again for sure."

kedenv User ID: 5930790 141037
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Easy to make and so good! I loved it and so did my family! Would definitely make this recipe again!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 61919
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I thought this was just ok. It wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be. I would consider it to be more like a burrito than an enchilada."

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 101889
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"Great fall recipe. I also used corn tortillas !!!!"

acoeler User ID: 4773980 112996
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I used corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. I also

made a small pan using zucchini instead of tortillas to separate the layers for my low carb guests Both were very yummy. Everyone liked it a lot. No leftovers here."

Myrnz User ID: 7413734 134526
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Very good. My favorite part was the meat sauce. Makes excellent burrito or taco meat."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 133757
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"I just have to say this is one of my FAVORITE recipes! It's so easy to put together and it's one of my husband's favorite meals. We never have leftovers!"

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