Day 5: Cinco de Mayo recipes. Yes. This recipe is similar to the one I grew up eating…. My mom is a great cook. She doesn’t do it much anymore, because we are all cooking for our own families, but she is good.
This recipe is fun to make, and a crowd pleaser, AND tastes incredible. It’s easy to make, and you can make it a day in advance, then throw it in the oven, and off you go, carpooling, gardening, or taking a nap!
Mom’s Enchilada Bake
1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
1 small sweet onion, diced
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. cumin
Kosher salt to taste
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup salsa
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
20 corn tortillas, cut into bit size pieces
Sliced olives, optional
In a large skillet brown your meat, in a little olive oil if you need, add the diced onion, and cook until the onion is tender. About 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the seasonings. Cut your tortillas.
Then place your other ingredients into the skillet and toss gently to coat.
Pour or landslide your mixture into a lightly greased baking dish, 9×13 is the perfect size. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, and top with more cheese. Serve with salsa, guacamole, rice and whatever you’d like! Happy Baking!