Slenderize the typical enchilada casserole with chunks of meaty tilapia.
When I was in elementary school my mom worked outside the home, so I was often left with instructions to get dinner started. I wasn’t all that happy with the responsibility.
These days I see that added responsibility as a blessing. I learned very valuable skills, and one of those skills is to clean the kitchen as you cook. It certainly makes life easier.
Still, there are some days when I walk in the door from work, loaded with grocery bags, and completely famished – cleaning as I go is the last thing I think to do. My only goal is dinner on the table.
This night, the thought of making enchiladas had me drooling, but there was no way I could wait to chop veggies, cook meat and roll tortillas. That’s when I decided an easy enchilada recipe was in order, and an enchilada casserole would get dinner on the table in record time.
I made a quick enchilada sauce, and took advantage of store purchased pico de gallo to avoid chopping and dropping. It’s a good thing too. I can’t imagine the mess if I’d decided to make my own pico. Besides, store purchased pico de gallo is very affordable, and already seasoned.
Tilapia would cook quickly, so it joined my pico with corn, black beans and cheese to make an enchilada stuffing.
Instead of rolling my stuffing into tortillas, I took a short cut and layered them in my dish, much like a lasagna – definitely a time saver. Then I baked my cheesy creation until it was bubbly and browned.
I still had a mess to clean up, but not until after I’d enjoyed every bite of my dinner. Tomorrow night I’ll remember my childhood cooking lesson and clean as I go. For tonight? I think I’ll enlist some help.
Sauce inspired by Food.com
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 312, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 8
Total Fat: 3.91g
Total Carbs: 49.91g
Dietary Fiber: 4.53g
Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.