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Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

My family loves Mexican-inspired food, and these easy ground beef enchiladas are one of our favorite family dinner recipes!

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Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe

What’s not to love about ground beef, lots of cheese, and loads of delicious flavor? These easy beef enchiladas are totally yummy. Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand to make them.

  • ground beef
  • yellow onion
  • red pepper
  • garlic
  • taco seasoning
  • enchilada sauce
  • diced green chiles
  • corn tortillas
  • Mexican blend cheese
beef and cheese enchiladas dish

How to Make Beef Enchiladas

Of course, whipping this dish up is a snap!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 13×9 in baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Start by adding your ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat, along with the onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook until ground beef is no longer pink, drain.

Next, add the taco seasoning, ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce and the green chiles, stir to combine.

Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese, stir until melted, then turn off the heat.

Spread ½ cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spoon about ½ cup of beef and cheese mixture down the center of each tortilla.

Roll up the ground beef enchiladas and place seam side down into the baking dish. Spoon the remaining beef along the sides of the enchiladas. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the tops of the enchiladas.

Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.

Should I Use Flour or Corn Tortillas for Enchiladas?

If you search for enchilada recipes, you may see people using both corn and flour tortillas.

Personally, I strongly prefer to make enchiladas with corn tortillas. Flour tortillas tend to get soggy when they area wet.

recipe of beef enchiladas

My Best Tips

  • To make the corn tortillas a bit more I warmed them in the microwave between 2 damp paper towels for about 30 seconds.
  • I like using ground beef for this recipe, but ground turkey or ground pork will also work well.
  • Use whichever cheese you prefer. I like the easy Mexican blend in the bag the best.
  • These are big enchiladas! If you would like, you can add less mixture to each enchilada to make smaller enchiladas.

I hope your family loves these easy ground beef enchiladas as much as mine does!

ground beef enchiladas in a dish

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Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Our cheesy beefy enchiladas are a family favorite recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground beef, I used 85/15
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 small red pepper, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1.5 oz. pack) taco seasoning
  • 1 (19 oz. can) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 ( 4.5 oz. can) diced green chiles, undrained
  • 6 ( 6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • Optional garnishes: black olives, cherry tomatoes, sour cream, fresh cilantro.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 13x9 in baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat cook the ground beef, onion, red pepper, and garlic until ground beef is no longer pink, drain. Over low heat, add the taco seasoning, ¾ cup of the enchilada sauce and the green chiles, stir to combine. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese, stir until melted, then turn off the heat.
  3. Spread ½ cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spoon about ½ cup of beef and cheese mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down into the baking dish. Spoon the remaining beef along the sides of the enchiladas. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the tops of the enchiladas. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  4. Garnish and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 enchilada
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 702 Total Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 188mg Sodium: 721mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 57g

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