Easy Beef Enchiladas (5 Ingredients)

These easy beef enchiladas are packing serious flavor with minimal effort. Spice up your dinner routine with these delicious and Easy Beef Enchiladas. The soft tortillas mixed with melted cheese and seasoned beef are so yummy, you’re family will be asking for this.

What you Need to Make Easy Beef Enchiladas:

Made with lean ground beef, chunky salsa and gooey melted cheese, these enchiladas are a crowd-pleaser that the whole family will love. Whether it’s for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these enchiladas are a quick and tasty way to satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings.

Easy Beef Enchiladas Ingredients

  • Lean ground beef
  • Chunky salsa
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend of your choice)
  • Red enchilada sauce
  • 8-inch tortillas

How to Make Easy Beef Enchiladas

These are a fairly simple recipe, the hardest part being rolling up the tortillas! It takes a bit of practice, but you’ll get it. Just remember to put the seam side down, it will help hold them together as they bake. The first 20 minutes or so should be baked covered with foil, keeping in the moisture and giving perfect gooey cheese. The last 10 minutes bake uncovered.

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Prepare the Beef:
    • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned and cooked through.
    • Break it into small crumbles as it cooks, drain any excess fat.
    • Stir in the salsa and 1/4 cup of the red enchilada sauce into the cooked beef.
    • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
    • Remove from heat.
  4. Prepare and Roll the Tortillas:
    • Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
    • This helps to make them pliable and easier to roll.
    • Spoon a generous amount of the beef and salsa mixture onto each tortilla.
    • Sprinkle with a bit of the shredded cheese.
    • Roll up the tortillas tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
    • Place them seam-side down in greased 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Finish and Bake:
    • Pour the remaining red enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas.
    • Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
    • Cover the baking dish with foil, bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
    • Uncover the dish and bake for additional 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a couple minutes before serving.
    • Enjoy!
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Why You’ll Love Easy Beef Enchiladas

  • These Easy Beef Enchiladas are a fairly quick and satisfying Tex-Mex meal that can be on your table in no time.
  • The combination of lean ground beef, chunky salsa, and melted cheese creates a flavorful and comforting filling.
  • It’s a versatile recipe that you can customize with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, chopped cilantro, or sliced jalapeños.
  • Perfect for a family dinner or for serving a crowd, these enchiladas are a hit with both kids and adults.
  • Leftovers, if there are any, make a delicious lunch the next day!

Cooking Tips and Variations

Cooking Tips

  • Feel free to add black beans, refried beans, or sautéed bell peppers and onions to the beef mixture for extra flavor and texture.
  • If you prefer corn tortillas you can use them instead of flour tortillas.
  • Adjust the level of spiciness by choosing a milder or hotter salsa.
  • Customize your toppings with diced avocado, sliced black olives or a drizzle of hot sauce.
  • These enchiladas can be easily made ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Just bake them when you’re ready to enjoy!
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Easy Beef Enchiladas (5 Ingredients)

Made with lean ground beef, chunky salsa and gooey melted cheese, these enchiladas are a crowd-pleaser that the whole family will love.
Servings: 8 enchiladas
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 can Red enchilada sauce, 8 oz
  • 8 8 inch tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded cheese, cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Prepare the Beef:

  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned and cooked through.
  • Break it into small crumbles as it cooks, drain any excess fat.
  • Stir in the salsa and 1/4 cup of the red enchilada sauce into the cooked beef.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Remove from heat.

Prepare and Roll the Tortillas:

  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  • This helps to make them pliable and easier to roll.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the beef and salsa mixture onto each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle with a bit of the shredded cheese.
  • Roll up the tortillas tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
  • Place them seam-side down in greased 9×13 baking dish.

Finish and Bake:

  • Pour the remaining red enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil, bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover the dish and bake for additional 10 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a couple minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 21gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 648mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 3mg
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