Is there anything better than a casserole on a busy weeknight? In my world I am all about a super easy casserole any time, but especially on those busy nights. Even better when it is an enchilada casserole!
All in one…
One of the best things about a casserole is the fact that everything is all packed into on dish. There are typically fewer pans to clean up, it serves a lot of people and there is something just so comforting about a casserole. This enchilada version is all that and more.
There is chicken, beans, rice, cheese and a little heat in each bite, just like your favorite enchiladas. I went with brown rice but you can use white rice if you prefer. You could also replace the chicken with cooked ground beef or shredded beef if you prefer. You could also add in jalapeños, corn or green chilies ifs desired.
Being that I was using rice I did not use any tortillas but you could if you wanted, although I don’t think you will miss them.
Don’t forget the cheese
Like any good enchilada there is a lot of cheese in this casserole. There is some in the chicken mixture and then more on top.
I used a mexican blend cheese blend, but any combo of cheeses you want to use you can. A nice pepper jack and white cheddar blend would be great. You could also use some cojita or queso fresco as well for a more authentic mexican taste.
It is casserole time
It may not be the prettiest, but….
IT IS SO GOOD! I baked this is a very deep casserole dish, if you baked it in a more rectangle dish it would set up more, but even though it was not firm it was SO GOOD!
It doesn’t have to be super pretty to be super yummy!