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beef enchilada recipe in glass baking dish

Ground Beef Enchialdas

These beef enchiladas are so easy and packed with cheese! Ready in about 45 minutes and the whole family loves this recipe! You can use corn or flour tortillas - both work great!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, ground beef recipes, kid-friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 740kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces chopped green chiles
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas see note
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce canned or homemade


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread ½ cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Add the beef to a medium skillet over medium heat and brown, crumbling the meat as it cooks.
  • When meat is crumbled, add the onion, garlic, and green chiles. Continue cooking until meat is fully browned. Drain grease.
  • Add the taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water to the meat mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Place the tortillas on a microwave safe plate and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for 20 seconds to soften the tortillas.
  • Place a spoonful of the beef mixture and a small handful of monterey jack cheese in the center of a tortilla. Roll up and place the enchilada in the prepared baking dish.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas, meat, and cheese.
  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and top with the shredded cheddar.
  • Cover dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let set for 5 minutes before serving.


You may use corn tortillas in place of flour, however you'll likely need more than 8, as corn tortillas are smaller than flour tortillas and don't hold as much filling.
Serve with chopped tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro on top.


Serving: 2enchiladas | Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 2806mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2339IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 705mg | Iron: 7mg