Easy Enchilada Casserole: What I've Learned So Far
Something really important I've discovered over the years (and this probably seems like a "duh" moment), is that the brand of ingredients I use in a recipe makes a HUGE difference in the final product.For this recipe, you can see the Beyond Meat brand were the crumbles I used. I'm going to be honest here - I didn't care much for the finished product. My favorite crumbles for this recipe are Quorn grounds. Several of the companies out there that sell meat substitute (Beyond Meat, Morningstar Farms, Gardien) season their crumbles. For some recipes it's great - I like having the extra flavor. But for this recipe, the seasoning in these crumbles just didn't work.
Making Easy Enchilada Casserole
Easy Enchilada Casserole: Recipe Notes
• For an even faster meal, you can purchase pre-grated cheese.• If you want to make the meal healthier, you can buy dried pinto beans and cook them. • Some day I'm going to find a good recipe to make my own enchilada sauce and salsa - but for now I buy organic products in the store. • You can also omit the step of adding half the cheese in the middle and put all the cheese on top if you want it really cheesy. • I've doubled this recipe before and created additional layers of tortillas and crumble/bean/cheese mixture. I took it to a friend's for dinner - the meat eaters all wanted the recipe!