Enchilada Pie is a delightful fusion of traditional enchiladas and the layered goodness of a pie. Perfect for lovers of Mexican cuisine, this hearty and flavorful dish is a treat to the taste buds. With its roots in both Mexican and Tex-Mex culinary traditions, Enchilada Pie has gained global popularity as a comfort food favorite.
When serving this scrumptious Enchilada Pie, consider accompanying it with some classic Mexican side dishes. A bright and zesty tomato and avocado salad makes a refreshing counterpoint to the rich, spicy flavors of the pie. For an extra touch of indulgence, pair it with Mexican rice and refried beans. These sides not only elevate the meal’s flavor profile but also create a well-rounded, satisfying dining experience.
Recipe for Enchilada Pie:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 diced onion
16 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
16 ounces medium cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces sour cream
1 can enchilada sauce
8 ounces small curd cottage cheese
1 can sliced black olives
12 fresh corn tortillas
Frying oil (for tortillas)
Salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic to taste
Optional garnishes: Chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Brown the ground beef, pork, and onion in a skillet. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic. Drain excess fat.
Heat oil in a separate skillet and briefly fry each tortilla until pliable. Drain on paper towels.
Combine both cheeses, reserving 1/4 for topping. Mix in sour cream and cottage cheese.
In a baking dish, start layering enchilada sauce, tortillas, meat, and cheese mixture.
Continue layering with tortillas, sauce, and the reserved cheese.
Top with final tortillas, sauce, remaining cheese, and olives. Add green onions or cilantro if desired.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Garnish with diced tomatoes before serving, if desired.
Indulge in the layers of savory filling, melted cheese, and crisp tortillas that make up this Enchilada Pie. It’s an ideal dish for family dinners or friendly get-togethers and is sure to be a hit at any gathering!