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Beef Enchiladas

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

30-40 minutes




About the Recipe

Flour (or corn) tortilla filled with savory ground beef, refried beans, cheese, and chilies baked to perfection under a blanket of sauce and more cheese. Delicious served alongside Gina's Mexican Rice. Include optional toppings to make it even better!


  • 1 lb ground beef (or whatever ground meat you prefer)

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • Taco seasoning packet or (homemade recipe)

  • 1 can diced green chilies (choose your heat)

  • 2 cans 19 oz red enchilada sauce

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 can refried beans or 1 cup prepared dehydrated refried beans

  • 8 medium size flour tortillas (adjust for double wrapped)

Optional toppings

  • Sour cream

  • Scallions (green onions) sliced thin

  • Black olives, sliced

  • Pico de Gallo (homemade recipe)


  • Brown ground beef and onion together; drain.

  • Add taco seasoning, chilies, 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, 1/4 cup cheese and refried beans; mix well and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

  • Place enough enchilada sauce in baking pan to cover bottom lightly.

  • Lay tortillas out on counter (this is my quick method - you can fill them however you like if you're not in a hurry). Divide the filling mixture evenly and place in the middle of each tortilla.

  • Add some shredded cheddar. (I say 'some' because one man's idea of enough cheddar is different from another, am I right? So add enough cheddar to make yourself and your family smile about it)

  • Roll each tortilla up (remember some folks prefer to have them double wrapped) and place in the pan that has the sauce.

  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce to cover each tortilla well. Use a fork to submerge if necessary so sauce covers enchiladas well.

  • Sprinkle with (yes) more cheese.

  • Spray one side of a piece of aluminum foil with non-stick spray and cover the pan so the cheese doesn't stick to the foil as it cooks.

  • Bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until warmed through and cheese is nice and melted. Remove the foil the last 5-10 minutes if you want it to crisp up a bit around the edges.

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