Enchilada Skillet Bake with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

by Darcie
Enchilada Skillet Bake | The Realationship Project

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. ground beef (can sub turkey or chicken)

1 medium onion, diced

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup frozen corn (can use fresh as well)

8 oz. (or more) fresh spinach

2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

10-12 oz. enchilada sauce (I purchased mine from Trader Joe’s, any kind works)

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. oregano

1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro

10 oz. tortilla chips (may use more or less depending on preference)

For the sauce:

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1/2 bunch cilantro

1/2 large avocado or 1 whole small avocado

1/2-1 whole lime (depending on how citrusy you like it)

SERVES

6

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Heat an oven-safe skillet to medium heat.
  3. Add ground beef and break up.
  4. Once it’s partially cooked, add onions and frozen corn.
  5. When beef is no longer pink and onions and corn are partially cooked, add spices.
  6. Continue to cook until beef is slightly browned and onions and corn are soft, about 5-8 minutes total.
  7. Add black beans and spinach. Stir just until combined (spinach doesn’t have to be fully wilted).Enchilada Skillet Bake | The Realationship Project
  8. Turn off burner and add beef and veggies mix to a bowl.
  9. Place a layer of tortilla chips at the bottom of the pan.
  10. Layer with beef mixture.
  11. Drizzle enchilada sauce. Don’t overdo it as you will be doing at least 1-3 more layers (depending on the size of your skillet), and you don’t want the chips to get soggy.Enchilada Skillet Bake | The Realationship Project
  12. Top with cheese.
  13. Repeat process until beef mixture is gone.
  14. Bake for 10 minutes, just until heated through.
  15. Optional: broil for 1ish minute until the cheese is bubbly.Enchilada Skillet Bake | The Realationship Project
  16. While dish is baking, blend together ingredients for the avocado cilantro sauce. It will be on the thicker side. Add water 1 tbsp. at a time to thin.
  17. Remove skillet from oven, sprinkle with cilantro, and drizzle with sauce.Enchilada Skillet Bake | The Realationship Project
  18. Enjoy!

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