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Easy Beef Enchiladas

easy beef enchiladas Entree Mexican
Easy Beef Enchiladas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 5

With just one pound of ground beef and 20 minutes of prep time, you can have a pleases-all-customers dinner for five on the table in less than an hour with this easy enchilada recipe. Transform five simple ingredients into this cheesy, hearty meal, with a little help from Betty. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2018

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch)
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
Make it FRESH toppings, as desired (see below)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish or pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and the chiles.
  • 3
    Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce evenly in baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; add Make it FRESH toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Using leftover roast chicken or turkey would make a good variation for saucy enchiladas. Turkey in particular is a favorite in the southwest.
  • Create a toppings buffet with a bowl of spicy green salsa verde and a smoky tomato salsa, lots of torn fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and chopped avocado.
  • A true red enchilada sauce starts with a little puréed tomato and broth that’s heavily seasoned with finely chopped garlic, onion, oregano, basil, cumin, and lots of ground red ancho (dried ripened poblano chiles) powder. Green enchilada sauce is all about roasted green chiles and tomatillos and is generally much hotter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
1410mg
59%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This beef enchiladas recipe will quickly become your weeknight go-to. It’s easy to pull together, thanks to help from time-saving products like Old El Paso enchilada sauce and Old El Paso chopped green chiles. Best of all, this classic recipe has a simple structure that lends itself to improvisation. Check out what else you have on hand and make these enchiladas truly your own. If you want to make sure everyone has some veggies with dinner, finish your enchiladas with fresh toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomato and avocado. Or brighten up this hearty meal with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced green onions. If you love spice, add a topping of diced jalapeños. If you love creamy add-ons, add a dollop of sour cream. Once you master this beef enchiladas recipe, explore even more of Betty’s best enchilada recipes.

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