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Beef Enchilada Recipe

Beef Enchilada Recipe - This simple, yet scrumptious Beef Enchilada Recipe is ready in 30 minutes! A recipe the whole family loves! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef enchilada recipe, beef enchiladas, enchilada recipe, enchiladas, how to make beef enchiladas, how to make enchiladas
Servings: 8
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 10 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sour cream
  • cilantro optional
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • homemade enchilada sauce recipe


  • 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 350ยบ F.
  • Pour 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 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.


Enchilada Sauce:
For this recipe, I love to use either my blender enchilada sauce for a grain-free, gluten free enchilada sauce OR my homemade enchilada sauce. Both are delicious!


Serving: 1enchilada | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 314mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 3.1mg