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5 from 2 votes

Beef Enchiladas

Give these easy and delicious cheesy ground beef enchiladas a try! Made with homemade red enchilada sauce and perfectly seasoned beef.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheesy beef enchiladas, ground beef enchiladas, spicy beef enchiladas
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 ounces canned green chilies
  • 1/4 cup adobo sauce + 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp  cumin
  • 1 tsp  granulated onion
  • 1 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp  paprika
  • 1 tsp  oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 3 cups Colby jack cheddar cheese
  • 6 cups Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce 


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cook the onions until translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the beef to the skillet and cook until completely browned.
  • Add the cumin, oregano, granulated onion, granulated garlic, paprika, tomato paste, green chilies, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for 25 minutes or until the beef is fork tender.
  • Fry the corn tortillas for 10 seconds on each side.
  • Dip the corn tortillas in the enchilada sauce.
  • To assemble, spread 3-4 tbsp of beef and 1-2  tbsp of cheese down the center of each tortilla.
  • Wrap the tortillas tightly and then top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  • Add sliced black olive if desired.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese completely melts.
  • Serve with lime, hot sauce, and yellow rice, if desired, and enjoy!



Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 3.2mg