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Chicken sausage enchilada casserole

I am not much of a casserole person but for Mexican food I will make an exception :-)

Before I went ahead and made this dish I went to the store to search for a good enchilada sauce. I actually wasn’t able to find one so I just whipped some of my own. It was not bad, not bad at all!!

For the filling I kept it really simple but you can get more creative if you like. I actually used organic chicken sausages because it was all I had on hand but I think it would be much better with chicken breast. A veggie version would also be good.

On another note, I have been working really hard on the e-book but I am starting to get a bit overwhealm. There is a lot of prep that is required and making the e-book appealing and great looking takes a lot of time.

I hope to be done with the e-book very soon because I really want to share it with you guys.

By the way, there is only two weeks to thanksgiving!! Have you chosen your menu yet? I have. Mine is quite simple, as we don’t really enjoy turkey…lucky for me because because I don’t want to go ahead with all of the turkey and stuffing production :-)

We are having Cuban chicken, with a pear and Gongonzola salad and my honey upside apple cake. I don’t think I will spend more than an hour in the kitchen, so I am pumped about that.

I have posted two savory dishes in the past two posts, a record so far right? since I tend to post desserts most of the time. I hope to post some desserts next time around but until then,

Enjoy!!


Here you can see the chicken sausage and peppers being sauteed for a few minutes. Just until peppers are soft. When this is done just place some enchilada sauce on the baking pan followed by the tortillas and refried beans. Next time I will use chicken breast instead of chicken sausage. This is what I just had on hand.


Place some of the chicken sausage and pepper filling over the refried beans followed by the provolone cheese and enchilada sauce. Repeat layers and bake.

Here you can see the before and after. Not bad :-)

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Chicken sausage enchilada casserole

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb organic chicken sausage or chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1- 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb peppers, sliced
2 16 oz can refried beans
6 oz mozzarella cheese
8 slices provolone cheese
6- 8 whole wheat tortillas

Enchilada sauce

6 oz tomato paste
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/3 cup water, if you want a thinner sauce add some more water

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a sauce pan add the olive oil and saute the pepper for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add sliced chicken sausage and cook further for 2-3 minutes.

For the enchilada sauce, just mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

In a 9x13 square baking dish place some enchilada sauce followed by two tortillas, a layer of refried beans and some of the sausage and pepper filing. Place 4 slices of provolone cheese over the sausage filling and cover with some of the enchilada sauce.

Repeat the layer and finish with mozzarella cheese. (I did three layers but if you want you can be done just with two). Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve while warm.

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe yielding 6 servings. To decrease the amount of sodium use reduce sodium refried beans.

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11 Responses to “Chicken sausage enchilada casserole”

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 9, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    This sounds incredible! I like trying out different enchilada casseroles. I think this will go over well at my house!

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    Dixya — November 9, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    i am also not much of a casserole person but Mexican food happens to be one of my fav and all the ingredients in this recipe sounds like a great dish especially for potlocks, and freezing for later use.

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    Honey — November 11, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    so funny, i made enchiladas tonight, but vegetarian. i love casseroles. :) i love making a lot and then using the rest for another day.
    your version looks great.
    haven’t decided on a thanksgiving menu yet. :)

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    SkinnyMommy — November 12, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    This looks like delicious comfort food!

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    Loretta E. — November 12, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    This looks amazing! I could sit down with that pan of veggies and sausages and eat that for dinner! But then you went and put it in a casserole?! The midwestern in me is smiling!

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    nancyandnic — November 12, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    what is buffalo chicken sauce?

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — November 12, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    nancyandnic,

    I just made the correction, thanks. I meant buffalo wing sauce :-) like Frank’s buffalo wing sauce!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    nancyandnic — November 13, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Thanks, have never used wing sauce, I didn’t even know the chicken part was a “mistake”

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    Heidi — November 15, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I am a casserole kind of person. I just love them, this time of year especially. I need to make something like this, it looks so good!

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    Rochelle — August 23, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    This looks GREAT!!! Only one question. Is it still good if you don’t put in refried beans? We aren’t big fans of refried beans.

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — August 23rd, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

      Yes I think it should still be good. If you want you can also use regular beans instead. Thanks for visiting :-)

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