The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas

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4.87 from 220 votes
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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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:

Tools Use to Make Ground Beef Enchiladas

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Cheese GraterI love how this one folds – easy storage!

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4.87 from 220 votes

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

48 thoughts on “The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas”

  1. 5 stars
    Simple & delicious. Just finished making them for about the
    tenth time and always make a double batch. Makes my wife smile
    every time!

  2. 5 stars
    I used the homemade enchilada sauce recommendation; always… added a little more cumin 1 tblsp; we like that taste, added a tsp of brown sugar, added a green pepper to ground beef, because we like that ; great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! I made the enchilada sauce and coated the tortillas as in the video- delicious! I am not a big onion person- I did half the onion, but will probably do even less next time! This is definitely a keeper!!

  4. First time making enchilada’s. Husband loved them! I’ll definately make them again. Thank You for sharing this recipe!! I definately do need to working on rolling skills. 🙂

  5. Hi! I can’t wait to try this! Initially, I didn’t watch video..just looked at instructions..The instructions do NOT have the step of coating tortillas in sauce..I will make these soon- and get back to you! Your pics look amazing!

  6. 4 stars
    I enjoy enchiladas beef, pork, or chicken. This was my first using ground beef. Easy, tasty, and quick. The problem I consistently have is getting the finished enchilada out of the pan after baking. Help.

  7. If I make these on a Thursday to be served on Saturday will they get soggy and lousy? I only have today to prepare but must serve on Sat.

  8. These were a hit for our cinco de Mayo celebration! We used the frontera enchilada sauce with them (red and a Chile verde) such a hit!

  9. 5 stars
    My husband loves this recipe, I have made it twice for him now in the last 2 weeks, it is easy and so tasty thanks for sharing.

  10. 5 stars
    We just had enchiladas for dinner the other night. In looking at yours, I think our problem was not using the enchilada sized tortillas. Yours look so perfect! I want to try them soon.


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