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Easy Beef Enchiladas

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

Meet your new go-to enchilada recipe! It’s an easy, cheesy way to turn a pound of ground beef into a weeknight dinner that’ll feed the whole family. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ 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

  • Ideas for make it FRESH toppings: diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves, green onions, diced avocado
  • Try green enchilada sauce for a new twist!

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
  • If you don’t have a favorite enchilada recipe, we can’t think of a better one than this family-friendly recipe done in under an hour. Even better, it’s a bargain since it only requires five ingredients. Like all the best essential recipes, this one lends itself to improvisation. If you want to skip the side salad, but still make sure everyone gets their veggies, top your enchiladas with fresh toppings like diced tomato and avocado. Or brighten up this hearty meal with fresh cilantro leaves and green onions. If you love spice, add a topping of diced jalapeños. If you love creamy, add a dollop of sour cream. Let this recipe and your own personal tastes guide you, and you’ll end up with a hot, bubbling pan of enchiladas that’s sure to be devoured! Once you master this one, explore even more of Betty’s best enchilada recipes.

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