Easy Beef Enchiladas

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Easy Beef Enchiladas

With just one pound of ground beef and 20 minutes of prep time, you can have a pleases-all-customers dinner for five on the table in less than an hour with this easy enchilada recipe. Transform five simple ingredients into this cheesy, hearty meal, with a little help from Betty.

How To Make Beef Enchiladas?

eef Enchiladas coated in a handmade Enchilada Sauce with an extra flavorful, saucy filling. I save time by using the same basic Enchilada spice blend for both the sauce and the filling!

I like the fact that there are so many different types of beef enchiladas out there in the great wide universe. Simple ones, with a simple cooked beef filling, enchilada sauce, and (a lot of) cheese on top.

Chilies, beans, corn, and even olives, and sometimes bacon, are added to the more upscale versions.

Discover how to create the greatest ground beef enchiladas in no time! Seasoned ground beef is folded up in soft corn tortillas and slathered in crimson sauce and melted cheese in this traditional Mexican dish.

My father was a huge fan of ground beef enchiladas, which are hard to get by at Mexican restaurants. As a result, we had to learn how to produce them ourselves. As a result, this ground beef enchilada dish was formed.

The seriousness with which we regard our Mexican food around here ensures that we have an ample amount of genuine and inspiring recipes. So you can try these enchiladas alongside our famous Mexican rice, but sometimes I’ve got a crowd so to feed them all, I’ll add in a batch of Refried Beans.

 

Easy Beef Enchiladas

With just one pound of ground beef and 20 minutes of prep time, you can have a pleases-all-customers dinner for five on the table in less than an hour with this easy enchilada recipe. Transform five simple ingredients into this cheesy, hearty meal, with a little help from Betty.

  • 1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
  • 1can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch)
  • 1 1/2cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish or pan with cooking spray.

  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and the chiles.

  3. Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce evenly in baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

A true red enchilada sauce starts with a little puréed tomato and broth that’s heavily seasoned with finely chopped garlic, onion, oregano, basil, cumin, and lots of ground red ancho (dried ripened poblano chiles) powder. Green enchilada sauce is all about roasted green chiles and tomatillos and is generally much hotter.

Create a toppings buffet with a bowl of spicy green salsa verde and smoky tomato salsa, lots of torn fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and chopped avocado.

Using ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef would make a good variation for saucy enchiladas. Turkey in particular is a favorite in the southwest.

More About This Recipe

This beef enchiladas recipe will quickly become your weeknight go-to. It’s easy to pull together, thanks to helping from time-saving help from Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce and Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles. Best of all, this classic recipe has a simple structure that lends itself to improvisation. Check out what else you have on hand and make these enchiladas truly your own. If you want to make sure everyone has some veggies with dinner, finish your enchiladas with fresh toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and avocado. Or brighten up this hearty meal with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced green onions. If you love spice, add a topping of diced jalapeños. If you love creamy add-ons, add a dollop of sour cream. Once you master this beef enchiladas recipe.

 

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