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These easy ground beef enchiladas that are filled with lean ground beef, fire-roasted green chiles, a Mexican cheese blend, and topped with enchilada sauce and more cheese. A quick, easy, and delicious dinner everyone will love.

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A delicious ground beef enchiladas recipe with lots of lean ground beef and cheese, all smothered in a mild La Victoria red enchilada sauce. With easy instructions, this ground beef enchiladas recipe is super easy and quick to make, and tastes so good!

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe

🥣 What’s in This Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe?

This beef enchilada recipe contains lean ground beef with fire-roasted diced green chiles along with a Mexican-style four-cheese blend, all stuffed inside golden blend tortillas. La Victoria red enchilada sauce is poured over the enchiladas, then sharp cheddar cheese is sprinkled over the top before baking. We love the golden blend tortillas because they incorporate the corn and flour flavors all in one.

🔑 Key Ingredients

Ingredients for Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe
Ingredients for Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe

👩‍🍳 How to Make Ground Beef Enchiladas (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Brown the Ground Beef

In a frying pan, brown 1 pound of lean ground beef on medium-high heat until no more pink is showing. During or after browning the ground beef, drain and dispose of any unwanted liquid grease from the frying pan.

Tip: An easy way to discard liquid grease from the frying pan is to scoop it out of the pan with a spoon onto a couple of paper towels. Then throw the paper towels in the trash instead of down the sink possibly clogging up the drain pipes.

Brown one pound of ground beef for easy ground beef enchiladas recipe.
Brown the ground beef in a frying pan.

Step 2. Assemble a Tortilla

Take one tortilla straight out of the bag and place it on your work surface. A plate works great. Then, scatter a little bit of the lean ground beef across the middle of the tortilla. After that, do the same with the diced green chiles – spread some across the middle of the tortilla on top of the ground beef.

Put ground beef and diced green chiles across the middle of the tortilla.
Put ground beef and diced green chiles across the middle of the tortilla.

Then sprinkle some of the Mexican-style four-cheese blend across the middle of the tortilla on top of the ground beef and diced green chiles.

Note: Make sure to save some of the Mexican cheese blend for step 6 in this post.

Add some Mexican cheese blend on top of the ground beef and green chiles.
Add some Mexican cheese blend on top of the ground beef and green chiles.

Step 3. Fold the Tortilla

With the tortilla still on the plate, fold the right side of the tortilla halfway over to cover the ground beef, diced green chiles, and cheese. Then fold the left side over the top of the right side. The photo below shows the tortilla folded side down.

Fold the right side of the tortilla halfway over to cover the ground beef, diced green chiles, and cheese. Then fold the left side over the top of the right side.
Fold the right side of the tortilla halfway over and then fold the left side over the top of the right side.

Step 4. Place Folded Tortillas in Baking Dish

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish and an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pick up the tortilla off of the plate, then place it in the baking dish. Repeat the steps to fill each tortilla – fill with ground beef, green chiles, and Mexican cheese, then fold them and place them in the baking dish, folded side down.

Note: This recipe makes ten enchiladas, so six of them go into a 9×13-inch baking dish, and the other four enchiladas go into an 8×8-inch baking dish. Both baking dishes can go into the oven at the same time.

Spray a baking dish. Place six folded tortillas in the baking dish. Place the other four folded tortillas in an eight by eight baking pan.
Spray the baking dish, then place six folded tortillas in the baking dish.

Step 5. Pour Enchilada Sauce Over the Tortillas

Pour 28 ounces of La Victoria red enchilada sauce (mild), or your favorite brand, into both of the baking dishes over the top of all of the folded tortillas – the 9×13-inch baking dish, and the 8×8-inch baking dish. Only the 9×13-inch baking dish is shown in the photo below.

Pour enchilada sauce over the top of the six tortillas.
Pour enchilada sauce over the top of the six tortillas.

Step 6. Sprinkle on the Cheese

With the remaining Mexican cheese blend, sprinkle it on both of the baking dishes over the top of the enchiladas and sauce.

Sprinkle remaining Mexican blend cheese over the enchilada sauce on both baking dishes.
Sprinkle the remaining Mexican cheese blend over the enchilada sauce.

Then, sprinkle 1 cup of cheddar cheese over the top of the Mexican cheese blend and enchiladas on each baking dish.

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the Mexican cheese blend.
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the Mexican cheese blend.

Step 7. Bake the Enchiladas in the Oven

Put both of the baking dishes of enchiladas in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until the cheese has melted and the enchiladas are bubbling hot.

Bake the enchiladas in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Ground beef enchilada straight out of the oven.
Bake the enchiladas in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

❓ FAQs

Can These Beef Enchiladas be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, beef enchiladas certainly can be prepared ahead of time. You can make these beef enchiladas in the morning and bake them later that evening right before it’s time for dinner.

Or you can even make them a night or two before if you need to. I wouldn’t leave them in the refrigerator for more than a couple of days though without baking and serving them. Also, when wrapped and sealed properly, beef enchiladas can be put into the freezer for a couple of months.

Can These Beef Enchiladas be Made with Flour or Corn Tortillas?

Yes, you can use soft corn tortillas or flour tortillas to make beef enchiladas, whichever you prefer. This recipe uses a blend of flour and corn tortillas which incorporates the corn and flour flavors all in one.

A ground beef enchilada on a plate.
A ground beef enchilada on a plate.

📝 Final Thoughts

When you need to make something quick for dinner, brown some ground beef, then toss some on the tortillas with some green chiles, and cheese, fold them, place them in a baking dish, pour enchilada sauce over them, and sprinkle the top with more cheese, then bake in the oven. That’s it. So easy and yummy! These gound beef enchiladas go great with refried beans and Mexican rice. Enjoy!

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas on a plate.

❤️ More Recipes You Will Love

If you like enchiladas, try these ground beef enchiladas made with red peppers and onions. Or try this easy homemade chicken enchilada recipe with premium chunk chicken breast, Mexican cheese blend, and hot fire-roasted diced green chiles inside each enchilada, all smothered in enchilada sauce and topped with more cheese.

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe

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These easy ground beef enchiladas that are filled with lean ground beef, fire-roasted green chiles, a Mexican cheese blend, and topped with enchilada sauce and more cheese. A quick, easy, and delicious dinner everyone will love.
5 from 6 votes
Cost $15
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings 10 Enchiladas

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 lb Mexican style four cheese blend (shredded – any brand)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded – any brand)
  • 1 pkg golden blend tortillas (10 tortillas)
  • 28 oz La Victoria red enchilada sauce – mild (or any brand)
  • 4 oz diced green chiles (fire-roasted and peeled)

Instructions
 

  • Brown the lean ground beef on medium-high heat until no more pink is showing. Discard any unwanted liquid grease from the frying pan.
  • Scatter some of the ground beef across the middle of a tortilla.
  • Put some of the diced green chiles across the middle on top of the ground beef.
  • Sprinkle some of the Mexican cheese blend across the middle of the tortilla on top of the ground beef and diced green chiles. Save some of the Mexican cheese blend for step 9.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish and an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Fold the right side of the tortilla halfway over to cover the ground beef, diced green chiles, and cheese. Then fold the left side over the top of the right side. Place the folded tortilla in the baking dish folded side down.
  • Repeat steps to fill the rest of the tortillas – a layer of lean ground beef, green chiles, and Mexican cheese blend, then fold, then place in the baking dish. There are 10 total tortillas. Place six in the 9×13-inch baking dish, and four in the 8×8-inch baking dish.
  • Pour the red enchilada sauce over the top of the folded tortillas in both baking dishes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Mexican cheese over the top of the enchiladas sauce in both baking dishes.
  • Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the Mexican cheese blend in both of the baking dishes.
  • Put both of the baking dishes of enchiladas in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until the cheese has melted and the enchiladas are hot.

Recipe Notes

  • Always keep an eye on the oven when baking anything.
  • You can make these beef enchiladas a couple of hours ahead of time or the night before.
  • Ground Beef enchiladas can be served with Mexican rice and refried beans.
     
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