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Beef Enchiladas

Beef enchiladas are easy to make and a great way to feed your family on a crazy week night.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 2 cups Enchilada sauce homemade or canned
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled Mexican crumbling cheese

For Beef:

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beef and cook until browned. Drain beef mixture if needed.
  • In clean non-stick skillet, heat a teaspoon of oil on medium-high heat. Dip each tortilla in sauce and fry in skillet for 3-4 seconds on each side. Set cooked tortillas aside on a plate.


  • Place a heaping tablespoon of ground beef in center of each prepared tortilla. Add a generous sprinkling of Cheddar cheese. Fold tortilla together and place seam side down in baking dish.
  • Drizzle tortillas with a little extra enchilada sauce.
  • Cover tortillas with grated Monterey Jack cheese and Mexican crumbling cheese.
  • You can set the dish aside in the refrigerator at this point and bake when ready to serve.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through. Serve with your favorite toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes, sour cream.