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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4.89 from 272 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

64 thoughts on “The Best Ground Beef Enchiladas”

  1. Made your recipe but added a little green onion, green chilies, and some salsa. The mixture was delicious. Dipped my flour tortillas into sauce before adding filling, then I put the remaining sauce on top of enchiladas , then onion, Mexican cheese, and green onion.

  2. 5 stars
    made it tonight and made all the ingredients.
    Make double of the taco and basic seasoning. The sauce was different than what I am used to but loved it. I did the combo of corn and flour tortillas.
    Great addition to my recipe file! Loved it and my husband had seconds and he never does……

  3. I have made enchiladas for years. The added taco seasoning made these special. My wife tasted them and said “this is different, but really, really good”. Thank you for the tip and I am always going to make them this way, By the way, I wrapped them in doubled corn tortilla as I like the balance this adds. Well done, and so easy to throw together.

  4. lady I made these I put a little more seasoning in them I have to say they are a 5 star thanks for sharing your recipe

    • You can make ahead of time. for best results, fill the enchiladas and cover until ready to bake, then top with sauce and cheese. Bake as instructed in the recipe card.

  5. 5 stars
    Came out great! We doubled the recipe for our family. Wow!! Best recipe for enchilada’s ever. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    This sounds easy and delicious!
    I’m going to make a big pan of this as I have 4 grown kids coming home this weekend thank you so much for the recipe

  7. 5 stars
    I noticed that amount, of taco seasoning, depends on what brand of taco seasoning you’re using. I just made it like I was making taco meat with enchilada sauce and trimmings. 😋

  8. I’m sorry but I won’t be returning to enjoy yr recipes. The amount of ads that pop up are out of control. I understand and expect them but…c’mon.

    • Websites like mine that offer you free recipes are very expensive to operate – everything from paying for ingredients, website hosting and about a zillion other things. To make it easier for my readers, I have a “jump to recipe” button at the top of each post that skips past the content and goes straight to the recipe. I’m sorry you couldn’t take a moment to scroll past the ads and support my site.

  9. 5 stars
    Omg this people commenting Midwest, Mcafee just a few idlers.

    Is a nice recipe I enjoyed and many of my family outside of this country too. Great job! And thank you for sharing.

  10. 3 stars
    Too midwestern for my taste, very bland ground beef filling. If you prefer very mid tasting but attractive Enchiladas this might work for you.

  11. This looks like a pretty typical enchilada recipe and adding the onion nailed it for me!; I liked your freezing hints and tips. I’ll give yours a try but wanted to comment on the incredible number of ads that popped up as I labored to your recipe, even with ad blocker on. McAfee webadvisor also blocked content it found from dangerous sources. I understand wanting to make a little money for your efforts, but this was really excessive. Not sure if you’re able to control the amount of ads, only know that although I probably wont use your site again. Makes me sad, it looks like I’d like your vibe!


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