Beef Enchiladas, easy to make and delicious

My love of cooking really started when I was in college. My roommate taught me several easy dishes and Beef Enchiladas was one of them. It’s a recipe where I gained confidence in the kitchen and started to fall in love with cooking for myself and others. Over the years if I am sharing recipes for friends who are getting started in the kitchen this is one on my staple recipes I share. 

The recipe has been tweaked over the years however it’s always a winner with any crowd and people ALWAYS want seconds. What’s nice about this recipe is it’s a fail proof dish, best served with sour cream and your favorite salsa. Since this makes roughly 10-12 enchiladas, typically there are leftovers and they freeze very nicely.  

Enchiladas worth a marriage proposal

John and I met online and dated at a distance however when we were together, I used my mad cooking skills to win him over. I must have done something right because the day he proposed (5/31/12) he secretly flew from Lubbock to Dallas, TX, hijacked my best friends’ kitchen and made these enchiladas. He picked me up and we headed to the Dallas Arboretum, he got down on one knee, over the enchiladas of course, and asked me to marry him.

Beef Enchiladas Made Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of hamburger meat
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans OR 1 can black beans washed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 28 oz of red enchilada sauce (I use mild)
  • 1 package flour tortillas (I use freshly made Rosa’s Tortillas)

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat brown the meat, add onion and garlic, stir until combined.
  2. Add green chili, taco seasoning & 2 tablespoons of water, mix well.
  3. Add beans and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a 9×13 or larger baking dish pour a little enchilada sauce on the bottom to avoid tortillas sticking to the pan.
  5. Take a flour tortilla and add 2-3 tablespoons of cheese, scoop medium spoonful of meat, roll and place in baking dish.
  6. Repeat until all meat and tortillas are gone.
  7. Pour the enchilada sauce and cover tortillas as much as you can. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until all the cheese is melted.

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Beef Enchiladas

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Serves: 8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of hamburger meat
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans OR 1 can black beans washed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 28 oz of red enchilada sauce (I use mild)
  • 1 package flour tortillas (I use freshly made Rosa's Tortillas)

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat brown the meat, add onion and garlic, stir until combined.
  2. Add green chili, taco seasoning & 2 tablespoons of water, mix well.
  3. Add beans and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a 9x13 or larger baking dish pour a little enchilada sauce on the bottom to avoid tortillas sticking to the pan.
  5. Take a flour tortilla and add 2-3 tablespoons of cheese, scoop medium spoonful of meat, roll and place in baking dish.
  6. Repeat until all meat and tortillas are gone.
  7. Pour the enchilada sauce and cover tortillas as much as you can. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until all the cheese is melted.