Bubble Up Enchilada Bake

This enchilada recipe has quite the twist! It’s made with canned biscuit dough instead of enchiladas and it’s so much fun!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
My favorite holiday of the year is coming up soon. Any guesses what it is??

Cinco de Mayo.

Apparently, it’s not that big of a deal in Mexico.

Americans have sort of taken it over and turned it into a big taco fest and I’m absolutely, 100 percent okay with big taco fests.

I mean. Taco. Fest.

Who would turn that down?

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Taco fests are my jam.

This year, I thought we’d experiment with some other recipes, though.

My family will only eat tacos for 3.423 meals in a row before they start giving me dirty looks.

Enchiladas are always a favorite, but when I got it in my head that I needed enchiladas for dinner, I was all out of tortillas. The horror!

I mean, honestly. We are much more likely to have tortillas in our house than sandwich bread. My husband finds this odd, but you’d think he’d understand me after nearly 20 years of marriage.

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

So, anyway, when that enchilada craving hit, I improvised and used canned biscuit dough.

I always have tons of tubes of dough in my fridge. Is that weird? I don’t think so! They’re so versatile.

Anyway, I just chopped up some biscuits, coated ’em in enchilada sauce (my favorite kind is from Trader Joe’s, but any canned or homemade sauce works here!), and then threw the rest of the enchilada fixin’s right on top.

Couldn’t be easier than this!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

You can totally customize this to fit your family’s tastes!

Use ground or shredded chicken instead of the beef.

Swap out green enchilada sauce for the red.

Add more or less cheese. (I vote for more. Who would use less cheese?!)

Toss in some black beans and chopped tomatoes. 

The biscuits “bubble up” as they bake, which is how this gets the name!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

You’ll probably notice that I have a lot of Mexican inspired recipes on this blog.

I’m just a white girl in the middle of a bunch of cornfields, so I don’t claim that these are authentic, but they sure hit the spot for my family!

You might like my low carb taco casserole or my fried tacos, too. Oh, and my taco lasagna? Seriously good stuff.

Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Bubble Up Enchilada Bake

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 mins
Serves 6     adjust servings

 This bubble up enchilada casserole gets it's name from the way the biscuits bubble up as they bake! It's always a hit with my family.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack or monterey jack
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • avocado or guacamole, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open the biscuits and slice each biscuit into 8 small pieces. Add to a medium bowl and pour the enchilada sauce over the top. Stir to coat.
  3. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain the grease and stir in the taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the green chiles.
  4. Pour the biscuits and enchilada sauce into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with the ground beef. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and the cheese is fully melted.
  6. Top with cilantro, avocado, sour cream, hot sauce, etc.

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Recipe Notes

 

Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 479kcal Calories from fat 266
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1021mg 43%
Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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