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Ground Beef Enchiladas

These easy cheesy ground beef enchiladas are a delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy.

ground beef enchiladas on a plate

All these ground beef enchiladas need are beans and rice to make them into a complete meal.

The first thing we need to do is make the enchilada sauce. It is the same sauce I use for Tex Mex cheese enchiladas. But you’re gonna want to halve the sauce recipe for these beef enchiladas since we’re not making as many enchiladas.

Once the sauce is made we can start on the ground beef filling.

Ground beef enchilada filling ingredients

  • 1 lb ground
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder

In a pot brown 1 lb of ground beef along with 1 small onion diced. Halfway through browning add the seasonings and stir and continue to cook.

Drain the ground beef filling on a paper towel lined plate.

Now that the sauce and filling has been made it’s time to start on the tortillas.

I used corn tortillas and those get quickly fried on each side in order to make them more pliable so they don’t break when we roll them up with the filling.

How to assemble enchiladas

Spoon a little amount of the beef filling in the middle of a corn tortilla.

ground beef filling in a corn tortilla

Close the tortilla by rolling it like the one shown below. Put the enchilada in a 9×13 baking dish.

rolled up ground beef enchilada

Repeat with the rest of tortillas .

baking dish filled with enchiladas

Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas.

assembling ground beef enchiladas

Top the enchiladas with shredded cheese. Bake them at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

ground beef enchiladas before baking

How delicious does that look? I absolutely love enchiladas. I always have the ingredients on hand to make some form of enchiladas.

baked beef enchiladas

Chopped cilantro, diced onion and diced avocado are just a few options you can use to garnish these enchiladas.

ground beef enchiladas in a baking dish

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Ground beef enchiladas

These delicious ground beef enchiladas are something the whole family will enjoy!

Course Main Course, Mexican
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword ground beef enchiladas, tex mex enchiladas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 429 kcal
Author Carissa


  • enchilada sauce
  • 14 corn tortilllas
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese shredded

For the beef filling

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a pot over medium heat brown the ground beef and diced onion. Halfway through browning add the seasonings and stir. This will take about 7 minutes.

  2. Drain the ground beef on a paper towel lined plate and set aside

  3. Add enough oil for frying in a skillet and heat it over medium high heat.

  4. Once the oil is hot quickly fry the tortillas on each side. Then transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  5. Take a tortilla and spoon a little of the beef filling into the center. Roll it up and place it in a 9×13 baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  6. Pour the enchilada sauce over top of the enchiladas evenly and top with the shredded cheese.

  7. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Nutrition Facts
Ground beef enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 1218mg53%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 668IU13%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 268mg27%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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