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two beef enchiladas served on a white plate with a fork

Beef Enchiladas

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Bringing you the best beef enchiladas recipe! These tasty enchiladas are made with the most deliciously seasoned ground beef rolled up in flour tortillas and topped with red enchilada sauce and plenty of cheese, then baked to perfection. This easy enchilada recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword beef enchiladas, enchiladas recipe
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 5 servings (2 enchiladas each)
Calories 592
Author Kim


  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil (or other oil)
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef*
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1.5 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided
  • 10 flour or corn tortillas, 8-10-inch in size (I used ones that were a blend of corn & wheat)
  • Garnish options: cilantro, diced onion, avocado, lime, salsa & sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook for 3-4 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces with a spatula.
  • Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until onion has softened and beef has cooked through. Add the seasoning, along with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir until everything is coated in seasoning.
  • Spread 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Warm the tortillas until soft and pliable. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese down the center of each tortilla, then divide the beef mixture evenly among the tortillas.
  • Roll up each tortilla tightly, then arrange in the baking dish so the seam is down.
  • Pour 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the tops of the tortilla rolls. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the sauce. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbling.
  • Garnish with cilantro, diced onion, avocado and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!


*My go-to ground beef is Laura’s Lean 92% or 96% ground beef.
**To reduce calories in this recipe use the 96% lean ground beef, light shredded cheese and a lower calorie tortilla.


Serving: 2enchiladas | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 2074mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1936IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 7mg