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Make this Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe for Mexican Monday when you need a quick but delicious dinner idea. Get all the flavors of enchiladas in just minutes with this simple recipe.

enchiladas in baking dish topped with diced tomatoes and onion
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Our entire family goes crazy over Easy Mexican Recipes and you can’t go wrong with enchiladas. This easy beef recipes is super fast and easy making it the perfect meal for busy weeknights and the perfect Cinco De Mayo Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

This easy beef enchiladas is perfect for a weeknight meal or to feed a ground. The lean ground beef is mixed simple seasoning to create the best ground beef enchilada recipe.

These enchilada are best served with Mexican Rice and Black Beans in the Crockpot for a complete meal idea.


ingredients for recipe: ground beef, corn tortillas, cheese, seasoning, onion.

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Easy Substitutions and Additions

  • Ground Turkey – You can try using ground turkey instead of ground beef. It is delicious and no one can tell the difference.
  • Shredded Chicken – We also have used shredded chicken and that is really good. This recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken and turn it into something amazing. We make this easy chicken enchiladas recipe.
  • Steak – Another idea to try is steak enchilada recipe. Just substitute steak for the ground beef for a tasty way to change things up.
  • Sauce – You can also make easy ground beef enchiladas with green sauce. This recipe is so easy to switch things up.
  • Beans – Try adding in a can of black beans to stretch your budget.

Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.

How to Make Ground Beef Enchiladas

  • Step 1 – Brown the ground beef in the skillet. Learn How to Freeze Ground beef AFTER you brown it to save time.
  • Step 2 – Add all of the seasonings and stir everything together with the salsa.
  • Step 3 – Heat the red enchilada sauce in a saucepan. Take each corn tortilla and dip into the sauce to warm them up.
  • Step 4 – Put the enchiladas together. Just add the beef mixture to the corn tortillas and roll each one up.
  • Step 5 – Put them in the baking dish seam side down. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over them and sprinkle the shredded cheese. Bake and enjoy!

It is that easy to make this delicious Tex Mex meal.

What Kind of Enchilada Sauce Should I Use?

We used red enchilada sauce. My kids prefer this type.

However, you can use green enchilada sauce to change the flavor up. I like them both!

You can use store bought or homemade enchilada sauce.

casserole dish of enchiladas

What are the Best Corn Tortillas for Enchiladas?

We like to use yellow corn tortillas because they hold up better. However, feel free to use what you prefer.

If you like Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe, you can use those.

Serving Ideas

How do you Make Beef Enchiladas not Soggy:

The best way to keep from getting soggy enchiladas is to not add to much sauce. We recommend slowly adding the sauce to cover the enchiladas when placing in the casserole dish.

You can also slightly fry the tortillas to help prevent them getting soggy.

enchiladas on a plate

Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?

Yes, these enchilada store great in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to bake. If you would like to freeze your beef enchilada, we recommend freezing them uncooked.

Double the recipe and place one of them in the freeze. Place in a freezer safe container and wrap with aluminum foil. They will last about 3 months if stored properly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which is better flour or corn tortillas for enchiladas?

Both flour and corn tortillas can be used for enchiladas, we like the flavor the corn tortillas give enchiladas.

What cheese is best for enchiladas?

When choosing a cheese for enchiladas, we recommend using a Mexican blend. This 4 cheese blends adds flavor and the best cheese for enchiladas.

Why do my tortillas fall apart when I make enchiladas?

To prevent your corn tortillas from falling apart, it is best to warm them up. You can also moisten them which makes them flexible to roll up in this beef enchilada casserole.

Can leftover ground beef enchiladas be stored in the freezer?

Yes they can. Cover and freeze. They will last 3 months

Can salsa be used instead of enchilada sauce?

You can, but you will get a different outcome. Salsa and enchilada sauce have completely different flavors. While you can use salsa, the flavor will be different.

More Easy Enchilada Recipes

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Ground Beef Enchiladas

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Make this Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe when you need a quick but delicious dinner idea. Get all the flavors of enchiladas in just minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 678


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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef with the onion. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and cumin. Stir in the salsa.
  • Heat over low heat until all the flavors combine approximately 10 minutes.
  • Pour a small amount of the red enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan.
  • Heat up the remaining red enchilada sauce in a sauce pan and then dip the corn tortillas in the enchilada sauce.
  • Spoon meat mixture into the corn tortillas, roll and place seam down in the baking pan.
  • Continue until the meat mixture is gone.
  • Pour the remaining red enchilada sauce from the pan over the enchiladas.
  • Top with both of the cheeses.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until heated through.
  • Top with any of your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
If you LOVE cheese, you can also add shredded cheese in the tortillas with the meat mixture and top with the cheese as well.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 678kcal, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 40g, Fat 41g, Saturated Fat 17g, Cholesterol 137mg, Sodium 1327mg, Potassium 920mg, Fiber 8g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 2150IU, Vitamin C 10.3mg, Calcium 313mg, Iron 6.7mg

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  1. Jamison says:

    This was delicious, thank you!

  2. Jane says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy to make! Will definitely make this again!

  3. Carrie Barnard says:

    You would have to change the tortillas for a keto friendly version for it to be more keto.

  4. Donna says:

    Is this a KETO ?

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