Easy Beef Enchiladas

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I love Mexican food. Actually the entire family does. J has a soft spot for fajitas but I love nachos and enchiladas. I’ve made cheese enchiladas before but not in a few years. For some reason I got it in my head that they took a lot to make. A lot of time, a lot of prep, a lot of ingredients.

But Krista of Everyday Mom’s Meals reminded me that they don’t have to be challenging to make with her easy beef enchiladas recipe!

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Easy Beef Enchiladas

So now that Krista has shared her easy recipe with me, I’ll admit that it’s on our meal plan for the week! I also love how easy it would be to turn these into chicken enchiladas as well! Grambo loves a good chicken enchilada so I’ll have to give that a try as well!

What you need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar picante sauce
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream, optional
  • Green Onions, optional

What you do:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Wrap tortillas in foil. Place on oven rack and warm for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove and increase heat to 350  degrees.
  4. In a large skillet, season beef with salt and pepper and brown until no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
  5. Add 1/2 c. picante sauce and 1 cup cheese. Mix well and cook until combined.
  6. Spread 1/2 c. picante sauce in bottom of 9×13 pan.
  7. Spoon 2-3 TBS of beef mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in pan.
  8. Top with remaining picante sauce and cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until heated through and cheese melts.
  10. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired.

Printable Recipe

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Shopping List

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar picante sauce
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream, optional
  • Green Onions, optional

In the Kitchen

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Wrap tortillas in foil. Place on oven rack and warm for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove and increase heat to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large skillet, season beef with salt and pepper and brown until no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
  5. Add 1/2 c. picante sauce and 1 cup cheese. Mix well and cook until combined.
  6. Spread 1/2 c. picante sauce in bottom of 9×13 pan.
  7. Spoon 2-3 TBS of beef mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in pan.
  8. Top with remaining picante sauce and cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until heated through and cheese melts.
  10. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired.
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What is your family’s favorite mexican dinner recipe?

Comments

  1. shelly peterson says

    I’m a Mexican food lover myself, I could eat it everyday, atleast I think I could lol. This sounds easy enough to make, will have to give this recipe a try.

  2. Kim Henrichs says

    Enchiladas and tacos are a staple in this house. I wouldn’t have thought of using picante sauce, I love that! Definitely going to try that on the next go around.

  3. judy gardner says

    i do like mexican but not the really spicy stuff. using a mild picante sauce in this recipe would be just right for us!

  4. Archie1954 says

    I usually just use Safeway’s brand of enchilada sauce as it has a very generic Mexican flavour. I also normally add cheddar cheese inside the enchilada with the meat and with chopped onions when I’m putting them together. If you make your own chili rellenos you can still use the generic enchilada sauce but simply add a little cream to it to lighten the flavour a bit as the chilis stuffed with white cheese are very mild and you don’t want to overpower them.

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