Easy Beef Enchiladas

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A simple and tasty week night dinner. Easy Beef Enchiladas are on the table in just 35 minutes. Can be made ahead and frozen, too!

Our family loves Mexican food! We have something Mexican almost every week. These Easy Beef Enchiladas are one of my go-to, easy to prepare, family pleasing dinners. You can even make these ahead of time for those super busy evenings. Sometimes I make a double batch and freeze one in an aluminum pan for later. Easy Beef Enchiladas will be versatile dish to have in your recipe file!

Easy Beef Enchiladas

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Here’s what you’ll need:  ground beef, enchilada sauce, olive oil, jalapeños, cayenne pepper, black beans, 2 kinds of shredded cheese, tortillas, cilantro, onion, green onions, tomatoes, salt and pepper. That sounds like a lot of ingredients, but many are common pantry items.

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Heat oil in skillet and saute onions with the jalapeños until softened. Add ground beef and cayenne and cook until meat is browned.

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Combine ground beef mixture with 3/4 cup Colby and 3/4 cup Cheddar and beans.

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Warm tortillas in microwave about a minute to make them softer and easier to work with. Place about 1/2 cup of filling in center of tortilla and roll up.

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Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour one cup of enchilada sauce in bottom of baking dish and spread to cover. Place tortillas seam side down into baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and cheeses.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until sauce is bubbling. Garnish with cilantro, green onions and diced tomatoes.

Easy Beef Enchiladas

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Flavorful, easy to prepare, and on the table in about 35 minutes. This go-to week night no hassle Mexican dinner is sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Mexican
Cuisine Easy Dinners
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2-3 cans Enchilada Sauce adjust amount of sauce to your preference
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs Jalapeños diced
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby Jack Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 10-12 Tortillas
  • 2 Tbs Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbs Green Onions chopped
  • 2 Tbs Tomatoes chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat oil in skillet and saute onions with the jalapeños until softened. Add ground beef and cayenne and cook until meat is browned.
  • Combine ground beef mixture with 3/4 cup Colby and 3/4 cup Cheddar and beans.
  • Warm tortillas in microwave about a minute to make them softer and easier to work with. Place about 1/2 cup of filling in center of tortilla and roll up.
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour one cup of enchilada sauce in bottom of baking dish and spread to cover.
  • Place tortillas seam side down into baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and cheeses.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes until sauce is bubbling.
  • Garnish or serve on the side: cilantro, green onions and diced tomatoes.
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A simple and tasty week night dinner. Easy Beef Enchiladas are on the table in just 35 minutes. Can be made ahead and frozen, too!

Need a side dish to go with your Mexican dinner?

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Try my Sweet Corn Cakes!
They make a great side dish for spicy, Mexican food.

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