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Beef Enchiladas

Experience a symphony of flavors with these Beef Enchiladas – not just any enchilada, but a culinary fiesta, a testament to the marriage of convenience and decadence. Imagine spiced ground beef, a melty cheese embrace, and enchilada sauce transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Let’s cut to the chase – store-bought enchilada sauce takes the reins, because culinary prowess doesn’t always need a kitchen marathon. This is about bringing authentic Mexican flavors to your table with a touch of practicality.

In the Flay-style kitchen, balance is key – spiced beef, beans, and the aromatic dance of cumin and chili powder each contribute to the culinary symphony. A quick sauté, a dash of seasoning, and we have a filling that’s the heartbeat of these enchiladas.

As we assemble our masterpiece, each tortilla becomes a canvas, generously adorned with the flavorful beef medley. Roll, tuck, and snug them into a baking dish. A cascade of enchilada sauce and a snowy blanket of cheese follow suit. Into the oven they go, emerging with a golden, bubbling allure that’s impossible to resist.

The final act is a brief encore – a five-minute resting period, allowing flavors to mingle and intensify. As you serve these Beef Enchiladas, prepare for unforgettable culinary experience that transcends the ordinary, making your taste buds sing in unison. This is not just dinner; it’s a journey into the heart of bold, flavorful indulgence.

beef enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

Switch up your dinner routine with Beef Enchiladas—quick, easy, and delicious. Seasoned beef, beans, and onions snugly rolled in tortillas, topped with enchilada sauce and melted cheese. Ready in 50 minutes, feeds 4-6. Add cilantro, serve with sour cream and salsa, and enjoy a fuss-free enchilada feast.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Large skillet
  • Baking dish (9×13 inches)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • Aluminum foil


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish optional
  • Sour cream and salsa for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or oil.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  • Stir in the black beans, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the mixture is well combined and heated through.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until pliable.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the beef mixture onto each tortilla, roll them up, and place them seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
  • Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas, ensuring they are well covered.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the enchiladas.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired, and serve with sour cream and salsa.


  1. Feel free to customize the filling with additional ingredients such as diced bell peppers or corn.
  2. If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or use a hot enchilada sauce.
  3. These enchiladas can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. Just bake them when ready to serve.
  4. Experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor twist.
Keyword Beef Enchiladas, Comfort Food, Mexican
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert