This is a great casserole that gives you the wonderful flavor of a loaded burrito with the convenience of a casserole. It calls for canned enchilada sauce, but the recipe that follows is the best enchilada sauce I have ever made.
Burrito Supreme Casserole
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground beef
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 small avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato
Wrap tortillas securely in aluminum foil; bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Combine tomato juice, seasoning mix and oil; stir well, and set aside. Cook ground beef in a large skillet until browned, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in beans and 1/2 cup tomato juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Place 1/4 cup beef mixture and 2 1/2 tablespoons cheese down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas, and place seam side down in a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Pour remaining tomato juice mixture over casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
Peel and cube avocado; toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle avocado, lettuce and tomato over casserole. Serve immediately.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons self-rising flour
1/4 cup New Mexico or California chili powder
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
salt to taste
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and chili powder, reduce heat to medium, and cook until lightly brown, stirring constantly to prevent burning flour. Gradually stir in tomato sauce, water, cumin, garlic powder, and onion salt into the flour and chili powder until smooth, and continue cooking over medium heat approximately 10 minutes, or until thickened slightly. Season to taste with salt.