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two beef enchiladas served on a white plate with a fork
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Nutrition Facts
Beef Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (2 enchiladas)
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 2074mg90%
Potassium 682mg19%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 1936IU39%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 388mg39%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:5 servings (2 enchiladas each)
Beef Enchiladas
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

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!

  • 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 tbsp 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Spread 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. 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.
  6. Roll up each tortilla tightly, then arrange in the baking dish so the seam is down.
  7. 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.
  8. Garnish with cilantro, diced onion, avocado and serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*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.


Author: Kim
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: beef enchiladas, enchiladas recipe

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