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I borrowed my neighbors dutch oven for this recipe. I could have made it in a large sauce pot or a crock pot/slow cooker, but I felt like trying something new. :) This is one of my favorite meals to make if we are having friends over for dinner. It is kid friendly too, and feeds a crowd!

Ingredients:
12 inch Dutch oven (or oven safe crock/pot)
2-pounds ground beef or ground turkey (I used beef)
1- large onion, chopped
1-package yellow or white corn tortillas
2- small cans diced chilies
1-large can enchilada sauce
1-8 ounce can sliced olives
2-packages of taco seasoning mix (I used mild)
4-cups (2 packages) of shredded taco mix cheese
2-Tbsp Canola or Vegetable oil

Step 1: Get Sizzlin'

1. Warm your oil in your dutch oven/pot and add chopped onions. Cook on the stove top pver medium-low heat until the onions are half cooked. You can tell when they reach this stage because they will be limp but not see through.


Step 2: Beef It Up!

2. Add ground beef and brown until cooked through. Add your taco seasoning mix and stir thoroughly. Drain fat. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3: Layers

3. Time to start layering your stacked enchilada pie! This part is fun.  Take around one third of your meat and spread on bottom of Dutch oven/pot- keeping in mind that you will be making about three layers.

3B. Now spread one third of sliced olives, diced chilies, and enchilada sauce over the meat. Cover this with 5 to 6 of your tortillas and then cover your tortillas with one third of your cheese. Repeat this until all of your ingredients are in the pot!

Step 4: Bubble Bubble...

4.  Move the dutch oven/pot to the actual oven. Cook for 40 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbly.

This recipe is so versatile...you can swap ingredients to your personal tastes, and make the recipe your own! You could add corn, black beans, rice, diced tomatoes...you name it, I have probably added it at one point. Also a great way to use up leftover veggies!
I'll be making this tonight. :D
<p>I agree, slow-cooker time clearly not 40 min....adjustments? Or, over temp for the 40 minutes?</p>
<p>Oven temp?</p>
<p>Gotta give it A try! I like cooking in cast iron too. I have several dutch ovens and chicken fryers and they work great!</p><p> We have something in common! I live in house's for 20 year's or so until there demolished then I move to another house. I'm on #3 currently and probably my last as I'll be 83 in 20 year's and won't have enough time to demolish #4 properly!</p><p> Good luck and thanks for the recipe!</p>
Try it with Dorito chips! Yummm!
<p>Or Chili-Cheese Fritos! Ya! I gotta get to the store before they close...Fritos..EMMMM!</p>
So where are the specs for a crock pit?
I've never had an enchilada, but ths looks seriously yummy! Will make this soon. <br /> <br />Thanks, <br /> <br />Beth
This is also a great entry! It's going on my to-try list!
This sounds really tasty ! Kind of like a mexican lasagne. I'm putting this one in my favs folder
This is one of my most favorite things in the history of ever...I get all happy and dance around in the store when buying the ingredients :)
your gonna make me fat
I love enchiladas, my daughter makes me veggie ones, you have made me feel really hungry :)
I'm not an enchilada fan... but you are beginning to change my mind! ;-P~
can i come eat at ur house??
Love these! I have not tried your recipe yet but my mother-in-law makes a version and I can totally tell why you get happy shopping for this :D
Mmmmmmmmmmm, something I will be making asap!
Wow, great recipe! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try this!<br>
Oh man I love everything in this!

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