The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas

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These are the best Ground Beef Enchiladas!  They are ready in about 30 minutes and my family goes crazy for them every time.

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Why This Recipe for Ground Beef Enchiladas Works

For years, my son’s favorite recipe were these easy Chicken Enchiladas (prior to that it was Chicken Spaghetti).  He would ask for them at least once per week and I made sure I always had a spare batch in the freezer.

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Not too long ago, I had some extra ground beef and decided to mix it up a little and make these Ground Beef Enchiladas.  Well, let’s just say there’s a new favorite in our house!

I’m *almost* embarrassed to say that I had to make them twice in one week because he loved them so much.

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Can You Freeze this Beef Enchilada Casserole

One of the questions that I’m asked all time is if casseroles can be frozen.  The answer really depends on what’s in the casserole.  In this case, this Beef Enchilada Casserole can definitely be frozen.

For me, it’s just as easy to make a double batch and freeze one for another day.  To do this, I double the recipe and put half of the ground beef enchiladas in a baking dish and the other half in a disposable aluminum pan.

To freeze them, I cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.  Then I write the name of the recipe on top, as well as any thawing/baking/prep directions.

To prepare frozen easy Beef Enchiladas, simply thaw them in the fridge and bake as directed.

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How to Make Easy Beef Enchiladas

This Beef Enchiladas recipe is a cinch to make.  You will need cooked ground beef, taco seasoning (try my homemade version) an onion, enchilada sauce, tortillas and shredded cheese.

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Once you have everything together, it’s just a matter of assembling the enchiladas.  Fill each tortilla with the ground beef mixture and a little cheese.  Roll them up and place them seam side down in a baking dish.

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Top with enchilada sauce and extra cheese and bake until everything is warm and melty.

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Expert Tips for Making this Beef Enchiladas Recipe

I’ve made this ground beef enchilada casserole so many times, I’ve learned a few tricks to make it easier.

  • Cook the onions and ground beef together.  Don’t waste time cooking them separately.
  • If you forgot to thaw your ground beef, learn how to cook frozen beef in the Instant Pot!
  • Use Corn & Flour tortillas.  Chi Chi’s makes a corn and flour tortilla that is perfect for enchiladas.  You get the flavor of the corn and the softness of the flour.  They’re perfect!
  • Make a double batch and freeze half for another day.
  • Add olives, green onions, cilantro or any of your other favorite flavors to the top of the casserole.
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What to Serve with the Best Beef Enchiladas Recipe

These Ground Beef Enchiladas are so flavorful and filling that I like to keep the side dishes simple.  Here are some of my favorites:

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The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas

Yield: 8 enchiladas
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These are the best Ground Beef Enchiladas!  They are ready in about 30 minutes and my family goes crazy for them every time.
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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 2 cups Enchilada Sauce
  • 8 tortillas, enchilada size
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ground beef, onion and taco seasoning; cook until meat is no longer pink.
  • Drain fat from beef and onion mixture.
  • Grate cheeses into a large bowl and combine.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce into the baking dish to cover the bottom.
  • Lay tortilla on a flat surface and spoon ground beef mixture down the middle, top with about 1/8 cup of cheese.
  • Roll up tortilla and place, seam side down, in the baking dish.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Top enchiladas with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heat through and cheese has melted.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

68 thoughts on “The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas”

  1. 5 stars
    Am making this for my “farewell meal” as I am retiring on Friday..looks so easy and I’m sure my customers will love it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Paula Clark

  2. I like to add refried beans and Mexican rice to the ground beef mixture. Also I prefer to freeze just the filling , not with the tortillas.

  3. I have never made enchiladas ever. I was looking for an easy ground beef recipe and voila, I came across this one. These were so yummy and my partner went crazy over them. He saved the leftovers for his lunch today! Easy and yummy!

  4. I made this tonight and it’s so easy and delicious. I’ll admit, I cut the recipe in half since I cook only for myself, now I have leftovers for tomorrow. It came out perfectly! Love this recipe

  5. Made the enchiladas tonight. I added a whole pack of taco seasoning, salsa, green onion, and green chilies to the recipe. It was delicious and my husband said” Write down your recipe so you will remember how to make this again. To the enchilada sauce in a large can. was added a pack of powder enchilada sauce mix, tomato sauce, taco sauce, 11/2 cups of water. Whisk together until it is blended. To the topping I added more cut up onion, green onion, and Mexican Blend Cheese, Then added green onion on top of cheese and baked for about 15 minutes in a 350° oven. Very delicious!!!!


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