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Ground Beef Enchiladas

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Kids and adults alike will go crazy for this easy and tasty Ground Beef Enchiladas recipe!
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  1. INGREDIENTS FOR GROUND BEEF ENCHILADAS
  2. HOW TO MAKE EASY GROUND BEEF ENCHILADAS
  3. STORAGE
  4. MORE MEXICAN RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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The flavors in this easy ground beef enchiladas recipe will have you feeling like you’re eating an authentic dish from your favorite Mexican restaurant. Beef filled tortillas with chiles, smothered in tangy enchilada sauce, and topped with melted cheesy goodness, makes for the best homemade enchiladas that everyone will love.

Our Spanish Rice is the absolute perfect side with ground beef enchiladas. Be sure to try some of our other favorite Mexican inspired dishes like Mexican Casserole or this super easy recipe for Sheet Pan Fajitas!

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INGREDIENTS FOR GROUND BEEF ENCHILADAS

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You will need:

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced finely
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ packet taco seasoning
  • ½ 10 oz red enchilada sauce
  • ½ 10 oz green enchilada sauce
  • 28 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3-3 ½ cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Chopped cilantro for serving

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Meat: Ground beef is such an easy meat option for any meal, which is why I love it for these enchiladas. However, if you prefer you can also use ground chicken or ground turkey in place of the hamburger in this recipe.

Cheese: Mexican blend shredded cheese has a perfect spicy seasoning flavor to it that compliments the enchilada flavors in this recipe nicely. Pepper Jack cheese also has a spice that would compliment these flavors, too. If you’re not a fan of spiciness, you could opt for regular cheddar cheese instead.

HOW TO MAKE EASY GROUND BEEF ENCHILADAS

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set this dish aside for now.

STEP TWO: In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Drain the grease.

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STEP THREE: Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions have softened. Add in the minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.

STEP FOUR: Add taco seasoning, red and green enchilada sauce, and diced green chiles. Stir well. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes.

STEP FIVE: Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions. Fill each tortilla with an equal amount of meat mixture.

STEP SIX: Divide 2 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese into 8 equal portions and place on top of each tortilla with the meat mixture. Roll the tortillas lightly.

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STEP SEVEN: Pour ⅓ of the 28 oz can of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the 9×13 baking dish. Place rolled tortillas seam side down.

STEP EIGHT: Pour the remaining enchilada sauce from the 28 oz can on top of the flour tortillas. Top with remaining 1-1 ½ cups of Mexican blend cheddar cheese.

STEP NINE: Place the baking dish in the oven and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

STORAGE

In the Fridge

To store beef enchiladas in the fridge, place them in an air-tight container after they have cooled down. They will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, scoop out an enchilada and some enchilada sauce onto a separate place and place in the microwave.

In the Freezer

Enchiladas are a great make-ahead freezer meal. To do so, you will make and assemble your enchiladas following the instructions above. You should skip adding the cheese to the top of the enchiladas as directed in step 8. Instead, after adding the sauce, bake the enchiladas for about 8 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool down completely. After they have cooled, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the enchiladas, and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. When ready to bake, remove the enchiladas from the freezer, top with cheese. Preheat the oven and bake as directed above.

WHAT TO DO WITH LEFT OVER ENCHILADA SAUCE

You can place the remaining ½ of red and green enchilada sauce from the 10 oz cans, plus the remaining taco seasoning into a freezer Ziploc bag. Mix it together well, then seal the bag shut. Place this in the freezer and save it for the next time you have enchiladas.

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This ground beef enchiladas recipe could not be easier. Everyone is sure to love these cheesy, beef filled tortillas, smothered in spicy enchilada sauce. This homemade recipe is so good, it will have your family feeling like they are eating authentic Mexican cuisine, from the comfort of home!

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Ground Beef Enchiladas

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Kids and adults alike will go crazy for this easy and tasty Ground Beef Enchiladas recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced finely
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 10 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 10 oz green enchilada sauce
  • 28 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3-3 1/2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • chopped cilantro for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain grease.
  • Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add taco seasoning, red and green enchilada sauce, and diced green chiles. Stir well. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes.
  • Divide meat mixture into 8 equal portions. Fill each tortilla with an equal amount of meat mixture.
  • Divide 2 cups shredded mexican blend cheese into 8 equal portions and place on top of eachtortilla with meat mixture. Roll the tortillas tightly.
  • Pour ⅓ of the 28 oz can of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the 9×13 baking dish. Place rolledtortillas seam side down.
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce from the 28 oz can on top of the flour tortillas. Top withremaining 1- 1 ½ cups of mexican blend shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Notes

Serve with sour cream, black olives, diced tomato, or other favorite toppings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1844mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1208IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 4mg
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