cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks

Surprise!!! Happy Baby Shower, Bev!

cheesy chicken enchilada 'double' stacks

I am jazz-hands-put-the-record-on-the-turn-table-and-drop-it-like-it’s-hot excited to be celebrating Bev’s not one, but TWO soon-to-be bundles of joy! That’s right. Bev is expecting twins, a boy and girl to be exact. Not only is Bev the cutest prego person ever (seriously, check out her pregnancy thoughts here, here, and here), but she is also one of my favorite food bloggers.

Bev and I haven’t met in real life, but she lives in my parents’ hometown of Kansas City and has a dog named Charlie, so I know she is major cool beans. Did I just say that? Bev writes a hysterical food blog, Bev Cooks, that is chocked full of savory recipes with the occasional dessert.. Some of my favorite recipes are Spicy Breakfast Taquitos, Grilled Veggie Naan Pizzas, and Creamy Chicken and Jalapeno Enchiladas. Not only are her recipes droolalicious, her writing will make you pee your pants from laughter, while her photography will have you yearning for seconds.

Today, 18,583 food bloggers and I are serving up the best appetizers, mocktails, entrees, side dishes, and desserts that will have you doing a double take. Yours truly went with the entree and decided to whip up an easy, cheesy, double stacked, Bev-approved dish. If chicken enchiladas and meatloaf were to have a baby, this would be the outcome – a savory stack of awesomeness.

cheesy chicken enchilada 'double' stacks

Happy Baby Shower, Bev! We <3 you!

Bacon Cotija Guacamole from Gaby Dalkin
Gruyère Gougères from Shaina Olmanson
Lemon Risotto Tarts from Kelly Salemi
Goat Cheese Crostini with Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers from Liz Della Croce
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites from Aggie Goodman
Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread from Laurie McNamara
The Fastest Appetizer Ever from Brooke McLay
Apple Pear Tart – Two Ways from Sarah Glyer

Chocolate Chai Frappe from Brandy O’Neill
Cherry Chocolate Kiss Smoothie from Amy Flanigan
Cranberry Sorbet Bellini – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic from Megan Keno
Peppermint Mocha Affogato from Christina Lane
toasted marshmallow cream hot chocolate from Jessica Merchant
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather Christo

Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts from Rachel Gurk
Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad from Tracy Benjamin
Brussels Sprout Salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing from Katie Unger
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad from Lisa Thiele
Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing from Heather Disarro
Winter Citrus Salad from Catherine McCord

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Sausage Pasta from Heidi Larsen
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna from Joanne Ozug
cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks from Lauren Grier
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup from Kevin Lynch
Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard from Brandi Evans
Sausage and Red Pepper Quiche from Tasty Kitchen
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese from Julie Deily

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Averie Sunshine
Glazed Dulce de Leche Pound Cake from Meagan Micozzi
Mississippi Mud Pie Brownie Ice Cream from Megan DeKok
Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups from Shelly Jaronsky
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies from Ali Ebright
Sweet Potato Creme Brulee from Brian Samuels
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Mint Cookies from Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce from Jackie Dodd
Red Velvet Hi Hat Cookies from Kristan Roland
Double Chocolate Panini from Kathy Strahs

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada 'Double' Stacks

Yield: Makes 2 stacks

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


for the enchilada:
1 pound ground chicken
1/3 cup red enchilada sauce (+ more for stacking sauce)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
6 tortillas, cut into 3-inch rounds
Jalapenos, cut into rounds
Cilantro, garnish

for the refried beans:
1 15 oz can refried beans
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons milk


for the enchilada:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a small baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the first ten ingredients. Take the enchilada mixture and press into the baking sheet. Instead of baking it as a loaf, we are basically making a meatloaf to divide into circles later. Bake the enchilada/meatloaf for about 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool slightly and then take a 3-inch biscuit cutter and cut four rounds out of the enchilada mixture. You will have leftovers.

for the refried beans:
Preheat a small saucepan to medium-low heat. Add refried beans. Slowly add the cheese and milk. Stir to combine until the beans have softened and are smooth. Turn heat off and keep warm.

to serve: to serve: in a mini oven proof dish, spoon about a tablespoon of enchilada sauce on the bottom. Place one tortilla round on the bottom followed by a chicken enchilada circle on top. Spoon about one tablespoon of the refried beans on top followed more red sauce.Top with another tortilla circle. Repeat step again. Top with enchilada red sauce, more pepper jack cheese, and jalapeno rounds. Place oven proof dish under brolier to melt cheese. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh cilantro. Repeat same process for second stack. Sere immediately.

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43 Responses to “cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks”

  1. #
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — December 10, 2013 at 10:32

    Double stacks! Meatloaf/enchiladas? Hellz yeah! Congratulations to Bev!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:07

      Thanks, Sarah!!

  2. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — December 10, 2013 at 13:24

    Love these! And I think it’s 18, 584 bloggers… you know just want to be accurate :)

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:08

      Ha! True. Thanks, Shelly:)

  3. #
    Tieghan — December 10, 2013 at 13:49

    Holy heck yes!! These stacks rule!

    And happy baby show to Bev! That girl amazes me and I love her and I also know she is going to freak over these!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:08

      LOL!! Thanks, Tieghan!

  4. #
    julia — December 10, 2013 at 13:53

    So exciting that she is having twins! :) She is the cutest pregnant girl–puts me to shame and I am only carrying one! These enchiladas look awesome!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:11

      Julia – You are super cute prego! Can’t wait to see/meet your bundle of joy!

  5. #
    cassie — December 10, 2013 at 14:01

    So fun! Could not be more appropriate for Bev!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:12

      Me too! Thanks, Cassie!

  6. #
    Maria — December 10, 2013 at 14:12

    Love enchilada stacks! YUM!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:13

      Thanks, Maria!

  7. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 10, 2013 at 14:16

    I love these little stacks!!! Such a cute idea to cut the tortillas!!!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:13

      Thanks, Liz!! You know I could stack food for days:)

  8. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 10, 2013 at 14:34

    These look so good! Bev is definitely gonna love them–this was such a fun idea and I’m so happy for her.

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:14

      Yay! I think she really like them:) Thanks, Laura!

  9. #
    Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 10, 2013 at 14:36

    Is THAT how many we are at this party? I was wondering. In that case, pass me two of these, please, before they disappear!

    Great recipe!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:14

      Ha! It was a rough estimate:) And I’ll send two your way! Thanks, Aimee!

  10. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — December 10, 2013 at 14:49

    Amazing stacks, girl! This is totally Bev!!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:15

      Thanks, Julie! I think Bev totally approved!

  11. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 10, 2013 at 14:56

    Ummm, hi and YES. Stack me up, Sally! I mean Lauren.

    Thank you SO much for being a part of today’s surprise! I’m completely blown away and teary and basically a mess. These stacks seriously make my day. Why isn’t my face inside all of them?

    THANK YOU! You’re so sweet. xoxoox!

  12. #
    DessertForTwo — December 10, 2013 at 15:39

    Wow, so gorgeous! How did you make stacked enchiladas so pretty? Love this!

    It was nice celebrating with you :)

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:18

      Thanks, friend!! xoxo

  13. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 10, 2013 at 16:43

    If I could have a baby shower again I would totally have it Mexican themed just so I could dive into these stacks without feeling guilty. What a great recipe for the always cute prego BEV.

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:19

      Dude, never say never!! I would totally throw you a Mexican dish themed baby shower:)

  14. #
    kelly @ livelovepasta — December 10, 2013 at 19:11

    I am sooo into these!!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:20

      Thanks, Kelly!

  15. #
    Heather — December 10, 2013 at 20:45

    OHMIGOSH. Faceplant, right in the middle of one (or 12) of those stacks. They look peeeeeeeeerfect!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:20

      LOL!!! Thanks, Heather!

  16. #
    Shaina — December 11, 2013 at 00:13

    Stacked perfection. These are just gorgeous, and perfect for our party!

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:20

      Thanks, Shaina!

  17. #
    Joanne — December 11, 2013 at 00:56

    As if a single enchilada weren’t fab-o-lous enough, you went and stacked them!! Of course you did. And such a good idea it was.

    • Lauren replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 03:21

      Ha! Thanks, Joanne. You know once I stack, I can’t stop!

  18. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 11, 2013 at 04:51

    Giiiiiirl you had me at double stack. Love these!

  19. #
    Lisa [With Style & Grace] — December 11, 2013 at 05:09

    This are so awesome! Totally pinning this for later :)

  20. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 11, 2013 at 07:03

    Dude, these enchilada stacks is pure genius!

  21. #
    brandi — December 11, 2013 at 14:27

    seriously. your stacks just make my day (that sounds a little weird….but whatever. it’s true).

  22. #
    Aggie — December 11, 2013 at 18:08

    Oh my goodness I’m totally drooling over here! These are to die for. You make the best food girl.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Bev’s special celebration!!

  23. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 11, 2013 at 20:30

    What a great idea! They look so impressive!

  24. #
    Amelia - Eating Made Easy — December 12, 2013 at 01:54

    My husband would absolutely die for these! What a wonderful idea to make stacks. Adding to my dinner to-do list :)

  25. #
    Kathy - Panini Happy — December 12, 2013 at 05:51

    Double-decker enchiladas – such a creative idea!!


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