Easy Beef Enchilada recipe that is mouth-wateringly delicious and ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight meal for the family or entertaining guests! Makes the best beef enchiladas!
A great Beef Enchilada Recipe really is hard to beat. Don’t you think?
And over the years, I have tried plenty. But, finally, when I made this recipe for beef enchiladas, I knew it was the final one for me.
Beef Enchilada Recipe
This has been my family’s favorite beef enchilada recipe for years! It makes a mighty delicious 30-minute meal that I can always depend on everyone loving!
My beef enchilada recipe includes a few simple steps that make this the best recipe, in my opinion. From making my own homemade enchilada sauce or my easy blender enchilada sauce to seasoning the beef just perfectly to assembling and baking in the oven – it all just works.
But, if you’d rather not make your own sauce, you can easily substitute your favorite enchilada sauce from the grocery store. Or, plan ahead and make a batch for keeping in the refrigerator until you are ready to make these a few days later.
How to Make Beef Enchiladas
For these Beef Enchiladas, you’ll need the following:
- Ground beef
- Vegetable or Canola Oil
- Sour Cream
- Cilantro (optional)
- Monterey Jack or Cheddar Cheese
- Enchilada Sauce
Brown. Brown ground beef over medium-low heat and drain to remove any excess drippings.
Stir. Add 1/4 cup enchilada sauce to the browned ground beef and stir until well-combined.
Preheat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour. Pour 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of an oven-safe 9×13 casserole dish.
Cook. Drizzle oil into a skillet over medium-low heat and cook tortillas one at a time for about 1 minute each. Don’t allow to become crispy.
Assemble. Drain tortilla and layer on beef, sour cream, cheese, and cilantro. Roll tortilla to keep all ingredients inside. Then place seam side down in the casserole dish. Once all enchiladas have been assembled and placed into dish, pour remaining enchilada sauce over to make sure well-covered. Top with remaining cheese.
Bake. Place in oven and bake 15 minutes, or until all cheese is fully melted.
Serve. Remove from oven, garnish with cilantro, if desired, and serve.
Other Enchiladas to Try
If you love enchiladas as my family does, then you may want to give some of my other recipes a try:
Here’s my Beef Enchilada Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Beef Enchilada Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 10 tortillas
- 1 (8-ounce) package sour cream
- cilantro, optional
- 2 cups grated monterey jack cheese
- homemade enchilada sauce
- Brown ground beef over medium-low heat. Drain meat to remove any excess drippings. Add 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into brown meat and stir until well-combined.
For Enchilada Assembly:
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Pour 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 oven-safe, casserole dish.
- Drizzle oil into the bottom of a skillet over a medium-low heat. Add corn tortillas, one at a time, and cook for about 1 minute each. Do not allow to become crispy.
- Drain tortilla and then layer on beef, sour cream, cheese and cilantro. Roll tortilla to keep all ingredients inside. Then place seam side down in the casserole dish. Once all enchiladas have been assembled and placed into casserole dish, pour remaining enchilada sauce over to make sure well covered. Top with remaining cheese.
- Place in oven and bake 15 minutes, or until cheese has fully melted.
- Remove from oven and top with additional cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.