Bubble Up Enchilada Casserole

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J is a very picky eater. Nobody is perfect. This was a hard pill for me to swallow from the beginning because I LOVE to eat everything and am very passionate about food in general. I also love to try new recipes that I find on other blogs and on Pinterest. Every Sunday I plan out our dinners for the week and I rotate between recipes that are tried and true family favorites and new recipes that look tasty. So when I find a recipe that both of us like, I’m quick to add it into the rotation. This is one such recipe.

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Being a California native, J loves Mexican food. He grew up around some really fantastic Mexican food, and to this day it blows my mind that I didn’t actually try legit, delicious, REAL Mexican food until I was an adult. All those years I was missing out and I didn’t even know it.

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Its hard to find great Mexican food here in western New York. We have some decent places- the food is just ok and the margaritas are excellent (as margaritas tend to be!). The great booze makes up for the mediocre food, but it still doesn’t fill that void in our hearts and bellies for the real deal. So we improvise. A Taco Tuesday here, a 7 layer dip there.

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I’ve tried making several enchilada casseroles, because J’s favorite thing to order at a Mexican restaurant is enchiladas. For a long time I was pretty disappointed in many of those recipes that I tried for a variety of reasons. The biggest pet peeve is that when you mix tortillas or chips into the casseroles, they get pretty mushy, which isn’t my favorite texture.

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Enter the blog, Emily Bites. I’ve been reading this blog for so long that I don’t even remember where I first came across it. I’d imagine it was a result of me looking for new recipes that are healthy and appealing. I like this blog because I can relate to Emily. She is a person like me, who wants to live a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing flavor. The food on her blog is simple to put together and delicious to eat. One of her more popular recipes is Bubble Up Enchilada Casserole. The minute I saw it, I knew that this could be the answer to my enchilada-casserole-textural-prayers. So I made it for dinner one night, J went crazy and the rest is history. Emily actually gave the recipe a makeover which can be found here. I haven’t tried that version yet because we so enjoy the original version, though now that I look at it, she adds beans to that one like I do when I make the original because we love beans (though J is not a black beans fan, so pinto beans it is). I also like to serve it with yellow rice.

Bubble Up Enchilada Casserole

Source: Emily Bites Blog

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (ground beef tastes pretty good too, just not as healthy)
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce- 8oz. (I use no salt added)
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce- 10oz.
  • 1 can of refrigerated biscuits, cute into quarters
  • 1 can of pinto beans- 14.5oz., drained and rinsed (I added these because beans are delicious)
  • A whole mess of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Brown your ground turkey in a skillet, breaking it with your spoon. I used an oven safe skillet to cut down on dishes.

Once the meat is browned, add both cans of sauce, the beans and the cut up biscuits. Stir to combine.

Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Top with shredded cheese and melt it in the oven.

Dig in!

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