We just have to thank Bo, first for coming up with this fresh twist on both enchiladas and casseroles and creating a comfort food even better than its inspirations, and second for sharing his recipe! Each layer builds on the incredible Tex-Mex classic, with tortillas supporting juicy chicken, sharp, melty cheddar and Monterey Jack, and sautéed onions and peppers. Throw in some green chiles for a pinch of heat and creamy enchilada sauce and bam! Bo’s Enchilada Casserole positively bounces its way into your regular menu and your heart!


For the enchiladas:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can of corn, drained
  • 3 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can of diced green chiles
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans of enchilada sauce
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Optional, for serving:

  • sour cream, to taste
  • cilantro, to taste, chopped
  • avocado, to taste, diced


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil.

Step 3 –Add the onion and pepper to the skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 4 –Add the garlic to the veggie mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 5 –Add the black beans, the corn, the chicken, and the green chiles to the veggie mixture and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Step 6 –Reserve 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce.

Step 7 –Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the veggie mixture and stir to combine.

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Step 8 –Spread the reserved enchilada sauce into a 9×13-baking dish.

Step 9 –Layer 6 of the tortillas into the pan, overlapping to cover the entire pan.

Step 10 –Pour 1/3 of the chicken mixture over the tortillas.

Step 11 –Top the chicken mixture with 1/3 of the cheddar cheese and 1/3 of the Monterey Jack cheese.

Step 12 –Top the cheese-covered chicken mixture with 6 more tortillas.

Step 13 –Repeat the layers twice, finishing with the cheese.

Step 14 –Bake the enchiladas until the cheese is melty and the sauce is bubbling, for about 30 minutes.

Step 15 –Slice and serve with the sour cream, the cilantro, and the avocado.