Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stacked Enchiladas


My college roommates may have a feel a wave of nostalgia when they see this picture. Mostly because it was the only thing I knew how to make. So on the rare occasion that I made dinner, this was the masterpiece they got to partake of (if I didn't hog it all to myself that is - I know it's a lot of sour cream, don't judge me).

This just in:  Apparently Ann Arbor's own Kathy Diehl is responsible for tthe blessing of these enchiladas in my life, so a shout out to the RS prez.  

Ingredients:
6 Corn tortillas
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 (10 oz) can of red enchilada sauce (I use Old El Paso medium)
2 cups cooked chicken pieces
1 cup sour cream
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 tsp. cumin

Instructions:
Combine sour cream and cumin. Add chicken and green onions and set aside. Dip 1 tortilla into enchilada sauce - don't drain excess. Place tortilla in round casserole dish. Top with 1/6 of the chicken mixture, then sprinkle with 1/3 cup of cheese. Repeat layers. Before adding last cheese, pour any remaining enchilada sauce over all. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

17 comments:

Tara said...

I make this one quite often as well...And I think of you every deliciously sour creamy bite!

The Spin-ster said...

you better give kathy diehl her props on this recipe... ;)

Erin said...

This looks delicious! And the salad looks mouth-watering. I'll have to try these both.
How cool - if you're in Ann Arbor you only live about 45 minutes away from me. I'm living in the Downriver area of Detroit. :) That's a fun connection. :)

Kristin Mulrooney said...

I made this for dinner tonight and we LOVED it! Thank you. The only down side was there was barely enough leftovers to bring to work for lunch tomorrow.

Kristin said...

Erin, what a coincidence! My husband works in Detroit, so he's there all the time.

and Kristin, I will shamefully admit to sometimes eating the leftover enchiladas for breakfast the next morning. I know, sick. But not really. They're that good.

Aly said...

Definitely feeling the nostalgia at this moment... along with a little grumble in my stomach. One of my favorite all time recipes too thanks to you, and to Delsa, and apparently to Kathy Diehl.

Rebecca said...

Made these for dinner tonight and they were totally amazing. I have to admit, I was doubtful... all the ingredients seem so normal and nothing special, but MAN these are definitely going in our book of favorites. So delicious!

Kristin, what size of corn tortilla do you use? I used the small size and I didn't have a casserole dish that was the right size. Since this is going to be a regular menu item around here I want to have a casserole dish that fits it. Ok, writing about this is making me hungry...I already brushed my teeth but...

Kristin said...

Rebecca,
I use the small corn tortillas. Invest in the dish, it will be well worth it :)

Heidi said...

Are the small tortillas 6 inches? This looks very yummy but I don't think I have a round casserole dish small enough.

Kristin said...

Yes, 6 inches. Another idea is to double the recipe and do two stacks side by side (it's okay if they overlap a little) in a large casserole dish.

Janie said...

I tried this last night and it was very yummy. I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9x13 casserole dish. We only had about two servings left when we were done with dinner. I think this will be a new favorite at our house. It is so easy! Thanks!

Michelle and Byron said...

I want to make this this weekend! I'm assuming you use GREEN enchilada sauce. I'm glad to read others have doubled it and used it in a 9 X 13, because that is what I had planned. I'm excited!

Kristin said...

Michelle - Actually, I use red enchilada sauce. But sometimes I use green and I switch the cheese to monterey jack instead of cheddar.

Rebecca said...

Just made these again for about the 6th+ time...love them! Thanks for sharing!!

Cicily said...

Have you ever tried this with ground beef? When making my menu for the week, I forgot this was chicken. Any ideas?

Kristin said...

Cicily,

I have never used ground beef and have to say I'm a little doubtful. That said, if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

If I have extra ground beef, I'm always up for chile. I have two great recipes on the blog you could try out if you have the ingredients on hand...

Kristin said...

Cicily,

I have never used ground beef and have to say I'm a little doubtful. That said, if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

If I have extra ground beef, I'm always up for chile. I have two great recipes on the blog you could try out if you have the ingredients on hand...