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Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

A classic dish best served with refried beans and spanish rice.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 556 kcal


  • 12 corn tortillas

Meat Mixture

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced (~1/2 cup)
  • 4 ounce sour cream (~1/2 cup)
  • 8 ounce Cheddar cheese shredded (~1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 whole green chilies chopped, if desired
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 15 ounce tomato sauce canned


  • shredded cheese
  • green onions sliced
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°.

Make Meat Mixture

  • Saute onions in medium skillet.
  • Add ground beef and brown; drain.
  • Stir in sour cream, cheese, parsley and pepper.
  • Cover and set aside.

Pre-fry corn tortillas

  • In a frying pan, put enough oil to cover the bottom about a 1/4 of inch thick.
  • Briefly fry each corn tortilla about 20 seconds a side, or until softened.
  • Drain on paper towels and let cool.

Make Sauce

  • Saute bell pepper in medium pot.
  • Add water, chili powder, oregano, cumin, chilies, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer uncovered 5 minutes.

Assemble and Bake

  • Dip each tortilla into sauce to coat both sides.
  • Use 6 tortillas to cover bottom of baking dish.
  • Layer 1/2 of the meat mixture, 1/2 of the sauce, a sprinkle of shredded cheese and green onions.
  • Cover with remaining 6 tortillas, dipped in sauce, and remaining meat, sauce, sprinkle of cheese and green onions.
  • Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Garnish Serve

  • Let casserole cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with salsa.


You can also choose to stuff each tortilla with meat mixture and roll before putting in casserole dish. Cover with remaining sauce. I prefer casserole style because it doesn’t take as much time to prepare.
Keyword casserole

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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