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Easy Beef Enchiladas

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Easy Beef Enchiladas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 5
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Transform five simple ingredients into a cheesy, hearty meal with a little help from Betty! Follow this Easy Beef Enchiladas recipe, and you'll have ground beef enchiladas for five on the table in less than an hour. We'd call that a weeknight winner.
Updated May 11, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Making this easy enchiladas with beef dish and wondering how red enchilada sauce differs from green? 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.
  • tip 2
    Create a toppings buffet for these easy ground beef enchiladas 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.
  • tip 3
    Using ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef would make a good variation for saucy enchiladas. Turkey in particular is a favorite in the southwest.
  • tip 4
    Keep this recipe interesting by switching up your protein and making ground chicken or turkey enchiladas instead of beef enchiladas.

Nutrition

470 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Enchiladas
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
230
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 help from 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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