Turn up the fun on dinner time with these cheesy and flavorful Ground Beef Enchiladas. With simple ingredients and a whole lot of flavor, they could be your newest weeknight staple.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper and cook until the beef is well cooked and no longer pink, about 8 minutes. If you have a lot of extra grease in the bottom of the skillet from the ground beef, drain some of the excess grease.
- Add the taco seasoning, and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute.
- Add 1/2 cup of the red enchilada sauce to the ground beef mixture and stir to combine.
- Add salt to the beef mixture to taste.
- Spread 1/2 cup of the red enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch dish.
- Assemble the enchiladas by placing 1/3 cup of the ground beef mixture in down the center of one tortilla. Add a little bit of cheese to the top (plan on using 1 1/2 cups of the grated cheese to fill the enchiladas). Roll up the enchilada, and place it in the pan.
- Repeat with beef mixture, cheese, and remaining tortillas.
- Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the rolled tortillas in the baking dish.
- Place the remaining cheese on top of the enchilada sauce.
- Bake uncovered in a 425 degree F. oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and everything is hot.
- You can reduce the ground beef by half and replace it with 1 cup of cooked rice or a can of beans if you like.
- You can use green enchilada sauce in place of the red if you like.
- TO FREEZE this recipe, make it as directed but do not bake. Cover well, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. To cook, thaw overnight in the fridge and cook until heated through, about 30-35 minutes.
- Category: dinner
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex, Mexican
Keywords: enchiladas, enchilada recipe, ground beef recipe, dinner