The other night I could not decide what to make for dinner. It felt like I had random items to work with but had no inspiration. Anyone else been there?
I decided to ask the kids what they wanted and they told me burritos. Sigh. I’m working hard at staying on the Trim Healthy Mama plan and I also didn’t have any wraps. But, I had just about everything else when I decided to try my hand at making some kind of burrito casserole.
This actually came together quite quickly since I had a few batches of my enchilada sauce already to go in the freezer. (Which also meant we were going to get a good dose of bone broth in! One of my daily gut healing diet rituals)
What’s nice about a casserole is that you can really add whatever your family likes, I use these kinds of recipes to be a ‘base’ recipe for whatever is on hand.
This made a nice, full 9X13 pan, like (affiliate link) this one, for the family. I’m going to say it serves 6-8 depending on if you have big eaters. I had four bigger eaters and we ate a little over half of it.
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups of enchilada sauce
- 2 chopped bell peppers
- 2 chopped onions
- 4 cloves of chopped garlic
- 4 cups of shredded cheese
- 2 tbsp. of cumin
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onions powder
- salt to taste
- Preheat over to 350
- Sautee peppers, onions and garlic on until slight wilted. (They will cook more in the oven)
- Set aside the veggies.
- Fry your ground beef with the cumin, garlic and onion powder, salt to taste
- Drain fat from meat when done cooking and add the eggs and 1 cup of the cheese.
- Mix well and pat into 9X13 pan
- Top with the veggies
- Pour 3-4 cups of enchilada sauce over the veggies. ( I like mine juicy so I used four cups, you wouldn't need that much)
- Top with remaining cheese
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until it is bubbling and the cheese is melted
This is another nice easy, peasy recipe. You could make this the night before so all you’d have to do is put it in the oven for dinner. (It might need a long cooking time if it isn’t hot!)
I also think this would be a huge hit for family gatherings or pot lucks, nobody would realize it is a nice, grain free, low carb dish.
This post was linked at The Real Food Forager for Fat Tuesdays.