Tangy Tortilla Casserole (Gluten Free)

My Mom circa 1983

Family.  Comfort.  Food.

Is it wrong to feel guilty when you eat something that is so cozy, so comforting that it fuels not just your body, but your soul?

My mom is a great cook!  This is her (mostly- sorry Mom) original version of one of my family favorites growin up.

It takes a little time to put together; but you can do it ahead of time if you have a busy day!

Need a Low Carb, Dairy or Grain Free version?  Just click here– I’ve got you covered! 🤗

 

Tangy Tortilla Casserole (GF)

Original, already Gluten-Free version of a comforting family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, midwest
Keyword: casserole, enchilada casserole, gluten free, mexican, tortilla casserole
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 477kcal

Equipment

  • 9X13" Pan
  • A big skillet of some kind.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Grass-fed Ground Beef Please get Grass Fed. It's way better for you. 🤗
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 1/2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 15-oz can Tomato Sauce Muir Glen is my favorite!
  • 1 Pt Lowfat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 3 Cups Grated Jack Cheese*
  • 1 1/3 Cups Grated Cheddar Cheese* *I sometimes use 2 Bags Trader Joe's Organic Mexican Cheese Blend. #wayeasier.
  • 7-8 oz Canned Green Chilis

Instructions

  • Brown meat, onion, cumin, garlic and oregano in a skillet.
  • Drain and return to skillet.
  • Add tomato sauce and simmer for a bit until it thickens.
  • Combine cottage cheese and egg.
  • Fun Time! Spray your 9X13" pan with cooking spray, then layer ingredients like this:
  • 1) 1/2 - 1/3 Meat Sauce;
  • 2) Shredded Jack cheese (or about 2/3 of the cheese you chose);
  • 3) Green Chilis;
  • 4) Tortillas (I lay mine out like mini overlapping blankets... just make a single layer);
  • 5) Cottage cheese & egg mixture;
  • 6) Top with the rest of the meat sauce & cheddar (or rest of the) cheese!
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes; casserole will be browned and bubbly;
  • Let stand at least 5 minutes before digging in. This makes a HUGE difference!!

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