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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

July 7, 2017

Chicken Enchilada Cassarole

My husband loves anything with my homemade spicy salsa in it, so I decided to use it partly as my enchilada sauce for my Chicken Enchilada Casserole.  I also mixed a bit of some store bought green sauce.  I like to make my green sauce when I can, but it can be time consuming since those tomatillos are so darn small.  If you get a good brand from the store, it can be just as good and much easier if you are in a hurry.

Chicken Enchilada Cassarole 2

I added black beans and corn to mine.  You can pretty much add anything to this dish and it will taste great!

 

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This Chicken Enchilada Casserole dish is easy to make and tastes great!
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bake the chicken in the oven at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool, shred and set aside.
  2. Pour the green sauce into a bowl which will be used to coat both sides of the tortilla.
  3. Pour a little green sauce on the bottom of the casserole pan. Then coat approximately 6 corn tortillas and place in the bottom of the pan. Then add some of the homemade salsa on top.
  4. Add a layer of shredded chicken, chopped onions, corn, black beans, jalapenos, and cheese. pour some of the green sauce and the homemade salsa on top.
  5. Start the process over again. You should be able to get 2 to 3 layers depending on how tall your casserole dish is.
  6. Top with cheese and jalapenos. I added some feta cheese on the top as well, but you don't need to do that. I only added it because I had it.
Recipe Notes

Sheri's Homemade Salsa:

Add 6 to 8 Roma tomatoes, 6 jalapenos, approximately 4 to 6 garlic cloves, and if you like it really spicy add about 5 habanero peppers as well to a cooking sheet.  Lightly brush a small amount of olive oil to everything and place in the oven at 400 for approximately 40 minutes.  Check the oven frequently to ensure you did not over cook anything.  You will likely have to take the habaneros out sooner than everything else because they are smaller.

I don't take the skin off of anything.  Once I let everything cool, I cut the ends off the Roma tomatoes as well as the stems from the peppers.  Then I place everything in a food processor until everything is mixed together.  Then voila you have homemade salsa.

Many people like to add cilantro, but I usually don't since I have a few friends that are allergic.  It's just safer to leave out since it's seems to be a common allergy.

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Dinner, Entrees, Gluten Free, Healthy Cooking, Low-Carb

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

June 9, 2017
Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf on white plate

I decided to give my normal meatloaf some Mexican flare, so here is my Mexican Turkey Meatloaf recipe I made tonight.  My husband and I tend to like things more spicy, but you can certainly tone down the spice if you want and it will be just as delicious.

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Mix

They key to a moist meatloaf is to make sure you have enough liquid in it.  I use marinara sauce or ketchup in any type of meatloaf I make.  The marinara sauce did not impact the flavor of the Mexican Turkey Meatloaf in a negative way either.  I experimented, and it all actually worked together.

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf in a pan 2

 

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MEXICAN TURKEY MEATLOAF
This recipe is a nice change from traditional meatloaf that your family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dinner
Cuisine American Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add the ground turkey, marinara sauce or ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mix with your hands.
  2. Whisk the 2 eggs and pour into the ground turkey mixture, along with the bread crumbs, onions, green peppers, corn and spices. Mix well with your hands.
  3. Preheat oven to 400.
  4. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray to ensure the meat doesn't stick to the bottom and sides while cooking.
  5. Add the ground turkey mixture to the loaf pan and top it off with ketchup or marinara sauce.
  6. Cook in the over for approximately 45 to 55 minutes and let cook at least 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

Gluten Free Options:  You can find gluten free bread crumbs at the store, or you can make them yourself.  I have also ground gluten free crackers before and used instead since I always have them on hand.

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