Food Storage Recipes: Enchilada Pie

So this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE “food storage” recipe! I learned it at a class I went to about a year ago and couldn’t believe how delicious it was. What I love about it is how many “advanced” food storage concepts it has that I have tackled slowly.

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At first I made this recipe with store bought tortillas, canned beans, and canned cream of chicken/mushroom soup – but I promised myself bit by bit I would make it using all the “advanced” techniques. Now that I have had a lot more experience using my food storage, I make it the real way and it tastes so much better – I wont make it any other way.

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So here’s to sharing it with you and to giving you a special cooking challenge.

Ingredients:
1 can of black beans (*see below)
1 lg onion (*see below)
1 can of cream of chicken (*see below)
1 can of cream of mushroom (*see below)
¾ cup of milk (*see below)
1 (4oz) can diced green chilies
1 (8 oz) can mild enchilada sauce (see updated post how to make from scratch)
1 pkg soft tortillas (*see below)
½ lb cheddar cheese, grated
½ lb monterrey jack cheese, grated

Directions:
Wash and cook beans. Mix next 6 ingredients with beans (Optional: add 3 chicken breasts shredded). Place tortillas in greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Top with half the bean mixture and half the cheese. Repeat the layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool slightly and cut in squares.

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Try each of these techniques one at a time or all at once. They are things that used to scare me and now I love doing them this way in all my recipes.

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1 can of black beans with 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans from your food storage. Need to know how to cook them? Check out this post

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Onion with dehydrated onion. These are not only a time saver, but are great to store to have added flavoring in your food storage.

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1 can of cream of chicken, 1 can of cream of mushroom, and the milk with the bean flour cream soup recipe found here.

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Store bought tortillas, with homemade tortillas made from scratch using recipe found here.

Again if you’re new – don’t get overwhelmed by these “weird” techniques – try them one at a time and one day you’ll be amazed at how much you have learned!


  • Dmarie

    Do you put all of the tortillas on the bottom and only layer the beans and cheese mixture? Or are the tortillas part of the layering so you only put half on the bottom and the other half at the beginning of the second layer?  The recipe also says to wash and cook the beans.  Is this applicable for the canned beans too? or is this if you are using dry beans?

    • Yes, you layer the tortillas. It’s like lasagna. If you’re using canned beans, I would rinse them. Don’t just throw in the whole can. Enjoy!

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  • Lorinweiss

    This is a great chronicle of your journey the past year. It totally is amazing! (and a little bit intimidating). But your advice to start slowly and try one thing or the other in the techniques is great advice.

  • Lorinweiss

    This is a great chronicle of your journey the past year. It totally is amazing! (and a little bit intimidating). But your advice to start slowly and try one thing or the other in the techniques is great advice.

  • Name

    We tried this and found it was absolutely delicious. I did tweek it by adding corn. Thanks for a great recipe!

    I didn't have a can of enchilada sauce and got to wondering what was in it. I found this recipe that is a hundred times better than any canned sauce, IMO. It makes 5 cups so there's enough for next time, too.
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Sauce-2/

  • Name

    We tried this and found it was absolutely delicious. I did tweek it by adding corn. Thanks for a great recipe!

    I didn’t have a can of enchilada sauce and got to wondering what was in it. I found this recipe that is a hundred times better than any canned sauce, IMO. It makes 5 cups so there’s enough for next time, too.
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Sauce-2/Detail.aspx

  • Name

    We tried this and found it was absolutely delicious. I did tweek it by adding corn. Thanks for a great recipe!

    I didn't have a can of enchilada sauce and got to wondering what was in it. I found this recipe that is a hundred times better than any canned sauce, IMO. It makes 5 cups so there's enough for next time, too.
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Sauce-2/

  • Anonymous

    yum yum yummy! I love this recipe! I made it for dinner last night and it was a hit! Thanks guys I love your sight!

  • bethgolly

    yum yum yummy! I love this recipe! I made it for dinner last night and it was a hit! Thanks guys I love your sight!

  • Anonymous

    love this recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I can’t believe all the time you’ve put into this! Any idea how to make a homemade equivalent of enchilada sauce to make it completely from food storage. And what about cheese? I’m really wanting to use powdered cheese, but don’t know if that would work in this case. Ideas?

    • Anonymous

      My sister has tried this recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Sauce-2/Detail.aspx for the sauce. I haven’t yet. Maybe that should be a challenge for me. Also I have not tried it with powdered cheese. I store shredded cheese in my freezer and “count ” that as food storage. -Julie

  • jmmoore321

    My sister has tried this recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Enchilada-Sauce-2/… for the sauce. I haven't yet. Maybe that should be a challenge for me. Also I have not tried it with powdered cheese. I store shredded cheese in my freezer and “count ” that as food storage. -Julie

  • jenhilton

    love this recipe. I can't wait to try it. I can't believe all the time you've put into this! Any idea how to make a homemade equivalent of enchilada sauce to make it completely from food storage. And what about cheese? I'm really wanting to use powdered cheese, but don't know if that would work in this case. Ideas?

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