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Gluten-Free Beef Chorizo, Kale & Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole
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Gluten-Free Beef Chorizo, Kale & Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

This healthier beef chorizo & kale enchilada casserole is gluten-free, takes under 45-minutes and doesn't lack in flavor! An easy weeknight meal crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Mexican
Keyword: casserole, chorizo, enchilada, enchilada casserole, gluten free, kale, sweet potato
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 804kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 OZ Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 Cups Shredded Kale
  • 16 OZ Beef Chorizo Cooked or Uncooked
  • 18 OZ Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 5 Corn Tortillas 6-8"
  • ¼ Cup Water

Toppings (optional)

  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Bundle Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeño

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • In a pot on the stove, start to cook the chorizo at medium-high heat - no need to add any fat. Break the chorizo into bite sized pieces.
  • While the chorizo is cooking, peel and dice the sweet potatoes into ½-inch cubes. Cut the tortillas in half and leave to the side.
  • Once the chorizo completes cooking, add the sweet potatoes and the water. Immediately cover. Every few minutes, remove the lid and stir, placing the lid back on after.
  • Cook the chorizo and sweet potatoes until the potatoes are fork-tender (about 8-minutes).
  • Once the sweet-potatoes are fork-tender, add in the kale and 1 Cup enchilada sauce to the pot and stir. Once kale wilts, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Pour ¾ Cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Tilt the dish around in a circle so the sauce covers the entire bottom.
  • Place four tortilla halves on top of the enchilada sauce. Put the flat edge touching the side of the baking dish.
  • Spoon the beef chorizo, kale, sweet potato mixture on top and cover with a layer of cheese (use about ½ of the bag).
  • Make a second-layer of tortillas using the six remaining halves. Lay four with the flat edge touching the baking dish side and the final two halves in the center. Layer again with the final ¾ Cup of the enchilada sauce.
  • Top with the final layer of cheese, completing the bag.
  • Put in the oven for 10-minutes. After 10-minutes, put on broil for 3-minutes, until the cheese browns and bubbles a bit.
  • Take out of the oven and use a spatula to slice into four pieces. Serve in bowls or plates, with toppings on top or on the side!

Notes

KALE. Use your favorite kind of kale. I prefer using curly kale! If you’re not a fan of kale, swap for spinach! Always feel free to use more.
BEEF CHORIZO. Can’t find un-cooked chorizo? You can use pre-cooked chorizo links. Follow the steps outlined, and break up the links into bite-sized pieces.
TORTILLAS. I use corn tortillas because I prefer the taste (and they’re gluten-free), but you can use flour tortillas as well.
ENCHILADA SAUCE. Buy your favorite enchilada sauce! I use red enchilada sauce, but if you’re all about that green enchilada sauce go for it!
SHREDDED CHEESE. I use shredded cheddar cheese for this recipe. You can also use a Mexican-flavored shredded cheese, Pepper Jack, or other preference. For a dairy-free version, swap for dairy-free shredded cheese!
SWEET POTATO. I love adding sweet potatoes for the filling. It gives extra mild sweet flavor to balance the spicier beef chorizo. You can use russet potatoes if you prefer.
EXTRA VEG. Looking to add extra vegetables? Feel free to use diced bell peppers of any color, greens like spinach, or corn.
EXTRA SPICE. Add jalapeño into the filling for extra heat!

Nutrition

Calories: 804kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 2917mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 24549IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 570mg | Iron: 5mg