Oh, how you need these Easy Beef Enchiladas in your life! This no-fuss dish of saucy, cheesy beef-filled enchiladas is full of flavor and ready in no time. Topped with fresh salad fixings, salsa, and sour cream makes this a complete meal that will quickly become a family favorite at your house.
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Benefits Of These Easy Beef Enchiladas
You may have your own recipe or a favorite place you frequent for enchiladas, but there are many pluses to making them yourself.
- eat at home while feeding up to 8 people, economically (makes a great party food)
- adjust the recipe by adding your favorite ingredients (black olives, jalapenos, pico de gallo, etc.)
- make a complete meal topping them with lettuce and other salad items along with salsa and sour cream
A Simple Recipe
All it takes are four ingredients to layer on a large tortilla. Then roll them up and place them in a baking dish seam side down.
Start off with browning the ground meat and seasoning them with my Best Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix. Making your own taco seasoning gives a fresher and more robust taste compared to pre-packaged mixes.
I use the Mexican Style 4 Cheese blend inside and outside of these enchiladas. My Mama introduced me to this cheese, saying it's the best, and she's right. I now use it in most casserole recipes that call for shredded cheese. It melts easily with just the right amount of ooey-gooey cheese pull with every bite. The kind that makes your mouth water!
After filling the baking dish with the stuffed and rolled tortillas, pour the green and red enchilada sauces on them and top with more cheese and green chiles. Then bake the dish until the cheese is melted and it's all bubbly on the edges. Now they're ready to serve!
Here's a tip: To save time, you can prepare the tortillas as directed in the recipe below, lay them in a casserole dish, and place them in the refrigerator. Next, add the sauce and cheese right before it's time to bake. This keeps the tortillas from getting too soggy from the sauce.
Easy Beef Enchiladas
This no-fuss supper of cheesy beef-filled enchiladas is full of flavor and ready in no time. Topped with fresh salad fixings, salsa, and sour cream makes this a complete meal that will become a family favorite in your house.
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
1 pound ground beef
1 package or ¼ cup taco seasoning
⅔ cup water
8 - 8" whole wheat or white flour tortillas
1 - 16 ounce can refried beans
1 - 4 ounce can of chopped green chiles
12-ounce package Mexican Style 4 Cheese, shredded
1 10-ounce can green enchilada sauce
1 10-ounce can red enchilada sauce
Brown ground beef and drain.
Season the meat with taco seasoning, add water, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Lay 1 tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 rounded tablespoons of refried beans across the middle.
Place 2 tablespoons of meat on top of the beans.
Spread a teaspoonful of green chiles onto meat.
Add about an ounce of shredded cheese to top off the layers.
Roll the tortillas up and place them in a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
Pour red and green enchilada sauce on top of rolled tortillas.
Top with more cheese and green chilles.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Feel free to add whatever you like inside and out of these rolled tortillas.
If you prefer saucier enchiladas, add more enchilada sauce before baking.
If making ahead, add the sauce and top with cheese right before baking in order to avoid soggy tortillas.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minute
- Serving Size: 1 enchilada
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