Easy Beef Enchiladas

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

A nice thing about Mexican cooking is that most of your favorite Mexican dishes are pretty easy to make at home. Taco salad? No sweat – it’s just veggies, beans, and cheese, with chips on the side. Fajitas? All you need is meat, grilled veggies, tortillas, and toppings. Queso dip? Just melt everything together in the Crockpot – piece of cake.

The one Mexican dish that can be a little intimidating is enchiladas. These are a lot more complicated, with multiple steps to make them: cooking the beef, making the sauce, rolling up the meat in tortillas, topping them all with sauce and cheese, and then baking them.Easy Beef Enchiladas - Served on a white plate with rice - Family Fresh Meals

Well, it’s time to stop being scared. My Easy Beef Enchiladas aren’t as simple as some Mexican meals, but they’re as simple as it’s possible to make them. For one thing, they use canned enchilada sauce, so you can skip that whole step in the recipe. And I walk you through all the other steps, which are really pretty easy if you take them one by one.

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Go ahead and give it a try. Once you’ve mastered homemade enchiladas in your own kitchen, you’ll know you can handle just about anything.

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
½ cup onion, diced
1 4 oz can green chilies (optional)
3 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
1 28 oz can red enchilada sauce
8 soft taco size tortillas (you can use corn or wheat depending on preference)
Cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat to oven to 350 F degrees and spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray. In a medium skillet cook ground beef, onion and chilies until the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain if needed.Easy Beef Enchiladas - browning beef, chillies and onion in a frying pan - Family Fresh Meals
  2. Pour ½ cup of enchilada sauce evenly in the bottom of you baking dish. Easy Beef Enchiladas - pouring enchilada sauce into baking dish - Family Fresh Meals
  3. Fill tortilla with beef mixture and top with cheese (you will use approximately ⅓ cup beef mixture and ¼ cup cheese in each) Reserve 1 cup of cheese.Easy Beef Enchiladas - cooked beef mixture and shredded cheese on tortillas - Family Fresh Meals
  4. Roll meat and cheese up in tortilla and place it seam side down in your baking dish. Repeat with 7 remaining tortillas
    Pour remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Easy Beef Enchiladas - rolled up tortillas in baking dish and topped with enchilada sauce - Family Fresh Meals
  5. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Easy Beef Enchiladas - rolled up tortillas in baking dish and topped with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese - Family Fresh Meals
  6. Bake 20 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese has melted. Top with fresh topped cilantro.Easy Beef Enchiladas - Cooked enchiladas in baking dish - Family Fresh MealsEasy Beef Enchiladas - served on a white plate - Family Fresh Meals

Pack any leftovers you have for lunch the next day!

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Easy Beef Enchiladas - Leftovers packed for lunch - Family Fresh Meals

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Easy Beef Enchiladas

My Easy Beef Enchiladas aren’t as simple as some Mexican meals, but they’re as simple as it’s possible to make them. You'll want this recipe every week!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 4 oz can green chilies optional
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese divided
  • 28 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 8 soft taco size tortillas you can use corn or wheat depending on preference
  • Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat to 350 and spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium skillet cook ground beef, onion and chilies until the ground beef is no longer pink. Drain if needed.
  • Pour ½ cup of enchilada sauce evenly in the bottom of you baking dish
  • Fill tortilla with beef mixture and top with cheese (you will use approximately ⅓ cup beef mixture and ¼ cup cheese in each)
  • Reserve 1 cup of cheese.
  • Roll meat and cheese up in tortilla and place it seam side down in your baking dish.
  • Repeat with 7 remaining tortillas
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas
  • Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese
  • Bake 20 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese has melted
  • Top with fresh topped cilantro

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1443mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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10 Comments

  1. Sounds good and easy. I’m doing Weight Watchers. How many are in a serving based on the nutritional information.

    1. Depending on the size of your tortillas, about 1 enchilada.

  2. 5 stars
    this is exactly the recipe I have been using for years but without the green chilies and I add Mexican Blend cheese about 1 tablespoon to the filling in the tortilla. Yum. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  3. Carol waggoner says:

    Could you use chicken instead of ground beef?

    1. Yes, that would work out great Carol!

  4. 5 stars
    This was easy and delicious, great recipe instructions and excellant dish. I’ve made it twice and will continue to use it in my regular dinner rotation.

  5. 4 stars
    Very good. I use more cheese (my son is about the cheese). It is a favorite.

    1. You can never have enough cheese!

  6. Angela Flores says:

    Hi! This looks amazing! Do you have the recipe for the rice and beans? Thank you

  7. Angela Flores says:

    Hi! Do you have a recipe for the rice and beans you have on the side please.