Meals Under $1.25: Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe
If you like Tex-Mex food, then this is the recipe for you!
If you like Tex-Mex food that is easy to fix, then this recipe is really for you!
Often, when I fix a meal, my husband will tell me that he really likes it, and then he asks if I would be able to repeat the recipe and fix it again sometime. Then he looks at me, kind of smiling, because he knows the answer.
"Well", I tell him sighing, "I can probably come close, but it may not be exact." He knew I was going to say that, because sometimes I just go into the kitchen and start putting stuff together, and depending on what is available or how I feel ... well something gets concocted and it generally tastes pretty darn good.
But when I made this casserole today, I was ready for his question; and I had a different answer. I told him that I would be able to repeat it because I wrote it down as I was making it, "because I was saving it for hub-sterity's sake." And so, that is the recipe that you will see in this hub, and it will be one of the few that I can indeed repeat!
Have one 1 portion of chicken prepared in hub, Building Meals Under $1.25: Using 10 Pounds Chicken in 5 Recipes to Make 26 Servings, ready for use to make your meal, or use 2 cups chopped cooked chicken. The recipe that I am sharing with you, will make 6 servings.
- two cups chopped cooked chicken, or 1 portion of chicken prepared as indicated above (Chef's Note: You can also use 2 cups cups chopped Cloverleaf's Rotisserie Chicken.)
taco seasoning package
one 10 count package of tortillas (You can use flour or corn, whichever you prefer. I have used both, depending what I have when I decide to make this)
16 oz can diced tomatoes
4 cups cooked beans (I used pinto and black bean mixed, but any bean would work. You can also use two cans of beans drained if you do not have any beans made)
6 3/8" slices Velveta type cheese product
can of cream of mushroom soup
can of enchilada sauce (you will have to decide whether you want mild, medium or hot, and whether you want green or red. I used mild red.)
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together chopped chicken and taco seasoing mix. Set aside.
Spray bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole with cooking oil spray. Tear 5 tortillas and scatter on bottom of dish.
Pour can of diced tomatoes over the tortilla pieces.
Pour 4 cups beans over the tomatoes.
Pour chicken on top of beans.
Space 6 slices of cheese over the chicken.
Tear last 5 tortillas and scatter over top of cheese and chicken.
Mix together cream of mushroom soup and can of enchilada sauce. Pour over all and cover well.
Sprinkle grated cheese over the top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes and serve!
This cost analysis is based on the above recipe serving 6 people:
- Chicken = .20 / serving
- taco seasoning = .06 / serving
- tortillas = .18
- 16 oz can diced tomatoes = .09 / serving
- 4 cups cooked beans = .10 / serving
- Velveta type cheese product = .15 / serving
- can of cream of mushroom soup = .15 / serving
- can of enchilada sauce = .18 / serving
- grated cheddar cheese = .05 / serving
Total cost per serving = $1.16
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