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Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This beef enchilada casserole recipe is a great weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy! Garnish it with your favorite toppings!

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Now that I’m working outside of the home I often try to make easy meals for my family. Easy meals are my best friend right now especially meals that yield leftovers.

I’m working third shift and let me tell you I am exhausted! Especially since the kids are still on summer break.

Do any of you work third shift and have kids at home? I’d love to know how you manage it.

Anyways, once school starts I’ll finally be able to get some decent sleep. And I can’t wait for it.

The beef enchilada casserole was a delicious easy meal that I recently made. My mom came and got some and raved about it for days!

My picky kids didn’t touch it but that’s nothing new lol.

If you enjoy this recipe I think you’ll will also like this Mexican cornbread recipe.

Beef Enchilada Casserole Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil plus more for frying tortillas
  • 1 10 oz can of Rotel fire roasted diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 corn tortillas
  • 1 19 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 8 oz bag of shredded cheddar jack cheese

Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe Steps

The first thing we’re gonna do is brown the ground beef in a large pot over medium heat. Make sure to chop it into small pieces with a spatula while browning. Once browned transfer it to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

Rinse and dry the pot used to cook the ground beef. Then add 2 tbs of vegetable oil to the pot. Heat over medium heat.

Once hot add the diced onion. Let the onion cook for a couple of minutes until translucent.

Then add the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now reduce the heat to low and add the chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Mix everything together well.

Lastly add the 10 oz can of Rotel and stir again. Let it simmer on low for a few minutes. What you have now should look like the photo below.

ground beef mixture for casserole

Now it is time to fry the tortillas. This doesn’t take long at all.

Just heat up about a cup of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is very hot. Quickly fry the tortillas one at a time in the hot oil. Just a few seconds on each side is sufficient. Then transfer them to a paper towel line plate to drain.

Now we can start assembling the enchiladas. Fill each tortilla with a small amount of the beef mixture. Then roll them up.

Don’t add too much or you won’t be able to roll them. You can do this in a casserole dish. You should have some of the ground beef mixture left over after assembling the enchiladas.

assembling beef enchiladas

Now your dish should look like this

casserole dish filled with beef enchiladas

Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the assembled enchiladas. Then spread out over top the remaining ground beef mixture.

Evenly spread on top of the casserole the shredded cheese. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

enchilada casserole steps

The final dish should look like this!

baked beef enchilada casserole

Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe

This delicious enchilada casserole is a real crowd pleaser! It’s a great recipe for a weeknight meal and the leftovers make for a delicious lunch the next day!

Try it and let me know what you think. If you liked this recipe please don’t forget to give it a rating below. Thanks for reading!!

beef enchilada casserole recipe
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Beef Enchilada Casserole

This beef enchilada casserole is so full of flavor the whole family will want seconds!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef enchilada, casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 421 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 10 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 corn tortillas
  • 1 19 oz enchilada sauce can
  • 1 8oz shredded cheddar jack cheese bag

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot over medium heat. Once crumbled and brown transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drown.

  2. Rinse and dry the pot and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Heat over medium heat. Once hot add the diced onion. Let cook for a few minutes until translucent.

  3. Add the drained ground beef to the onion and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and add the chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Stir everything together so the ground beef is evenly coated in the spices.

  4. Now add the 10 oz can of Rotel and stir again. Let the mixture simmer on low for a few minutes. Then remove from heat.

  5. In a skillet heat up about a cup of vegetable oil over medium high heat. When the oil is very hot quickly fry the tortillas one at a time for a few seconds on each side. Then transfer the tortillas to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  6. To assemble the enchiladas take each tortilla and fill it with a small amount of the beef mixture and roll them up. Place them in a casserole dish.

  7. Once all the enchiladas are assembled in the casserole dish pour the can of enchilada sauce over them. Then top the enchiladas with the remaining ground beef mixture.

  8. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese over the enchiladas and bake in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

  9. Serve and garnish the dish with your favorite topping such as cilantro, avocado and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Beef Enchilada Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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