Beef Enchiladas Recipe | Smothered With Enchilada Sauce And Cheese

Beef Enchiladas Recipe | Smothered With Enchilada Sauce And Cheese

My beef enchiladas recipe in a pan
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There’s something special about beef and cheese-filled tortillas…Smothered in enchilada sauce and more cheese! I have a few enchilada recipes that I’ll talk about in this post, but this Beef Enchiladas Recipe is…Of course, a favorite in this house.

As many of you already know, if you follow me…I am busy raising three boys. These teenagers are always hungry and LOVE MEAT! The boys like my chicken enchiladas, and the cheese and onion enchiladas, and then even like my vegetarian enchiladas. However, the beef enchiladas recipe wins overall according to my boys.

It’s obvious we’re big fans of my quick enchilada sauce. It only takes 10 minutes to make!

Alternatively, I have a Cheese Enchilada Recipe that has just cheese in the tortillas and a beef enchilada sauce instead of the quick enchilada sauce. However, that sauce takes about an hour or more to create! It’s sooooo good though!

To Create My Beef Enchiladas Recipe You’ll Need…

Let’s talk about tortillas! I like to use corn tortillas for most of my enchilada recipes. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, corn is the way to go. Also, corn tortillas don’t get soggy like flour tortillas do…So that’s why I prefer them most of the time.

However, you can use flour tortillas too. I use them when I’m out of corn tortillas.

I’m one of those people who will add to recipes that I find on the internet. Sometimes I even play with my own recipes. So feel free to add stuff or leave out stuff you don’t like. Such as onion, garlic, etc…

This recipe is pretty simple…All you need is:

You’ll have to make the enchilada sauce before you get started. I didn’t include those ingredients in this recipe. So beware of that!

I didn’t add the sauce to this page because as I mentioned I have several enchilada recipes and most of them use the quick enchilada sauce recipe. So it makes sense that it would have its own page in a central location.

My hope is that this isn’t too inconvenient, but if it is please let me know in the comments.

My beef enchiladas recipe in a pan

Beef Enchiladas Recipe | Smothered With Enchilada Sauce And Cheese

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Beef enchiladas made with a quick enchilada sauce. They are perfect for a weeknight dinner at home.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup corn (frozen or canned is fine)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Quick Enchilada Sauce
  • 12 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican-blend cheese, divided
  • optional toppings: tomatoes, onions, cilantro, parsley, sour cream, shredded lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. If you haven't made the enchilada sauce, do that first.
  3. Sauté onion and garlic in large skillet.
  4. Add ground beef, corn, and salt and cook until browned.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce to the beef mixture.
  6. Stir this mixture well and then remove from heat.
  7. Next, warm the tortillas in the microwave. First, cover them in paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and microwave for about 1 minute.
  8. Then, pour 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  9. Next, construct tortillas with ground beef and cheese.
  10. Roll up each tortilla and place then in the casserole dish.
  11. Lastly, pour the leftover enchilada sauce over the tortillas and then add the remaining cheese.
  12. Bake for about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
  13. Garnish, serve, enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 368Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 52mgSodium 874mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 20g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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Enchiladas You Can Make Using The Quick Enchilada Sauce!

I like experimenting since I love enchilada sauce so much…For that reason, I’ve made a few enchilada recipes.

The first recipe I came up with was this Cheese Enchiladas Recipe. These are the only enchiladas that I make with a beef enchilada sauce that IS NOT quick! If you know anything about me, I love making quick easy meals.

The good thing about those enchiladas is that you can freeze the sauce, so even though it takes over an hour to make the sauce, I can also get a few meals out of it.

Another recipe I have on the blog is my vegetarian enchiladas. I’m not a big meat eater myself and I have several vegetarian friends, so this is something I make when I get together with friends.

The kid’s favorite enchilada that’s super easy to make is the Cheese and Onion Enchiladas. The kids don’t usually know there are onions in it. I like sneaking veggies into foods they love. Shhh…!

If you’re interested in making authentic enchiladas, check out this YouTube video.

I’d love To Know what you think!… Leave me a comment!

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