Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Make Ahead Freezer Meal - Enchilada Lasagna

Hi Friends,
Here is a super easy recipe that you can easily double, triple, quadruple etc. and put the extra dishes in the freezer for another night.

Enchilada Lasagna
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 tsp. chili powder
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Sour cream

In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, onion and peppers until meat is no longer pink; drain fat. 
Stir in cream cheese and chili powder.
Pour enchilada sauce in a shallow bowl.  Dip tortillas in sauce to coat.
Place two tortillas in a 13 x 9" baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Spread with half of the meat mixture.
Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese.
Repeat layers.
Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
Cover, wrap and freeze for up to 3 months or bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with salsa and sour cream.

To use frozen lasagna, thaw in refrigerator overnight.  Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.  Bake as directed above.

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Karen Mortensen said...

I someday want to get ambious enough to do this kind of thing.

Haupi said...

This sounds soooooo good, but honestly I can't bring myself to put a brick of cream cheese in with the meat and onions - I just can't. I'll have to order this dish when I go out. But thanks for sharing this because now I know. Smiles.


Meant to be Mom said...

YUMMY! I was looking for some recipes that freeze well to drop off for a friend when she has her first baby (any day now). These look perfect!

Anonymous said...

DROOL!!!this is wonderfull

we eat with our eyes first!
pics would be awesome

thanks so much :)

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Yum! This is a recipe that I will for sure be trying!
I found you through Tatertots and Jello and am a new follower:)

Michelle said...

I am in my third trimester and looking for recipes just like this one to prepare. Thank you for sharing this. I would love to have other recipes that you have found freeze well too. :) We're kind of bored with all my "go to" freezer meals.


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