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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.

Ground Beef Enchiladas


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 8 enchiladas 1x

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce (20 ounces or about 2 cups) or a batch of homemade red enchilada sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 3 cups grated shredded cheddar cheese (I like sharp cheddar)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add the taco seasoning, and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the red enchilada sauce to the ground beef mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add salt to the beef mixture to taste.
  5. Spread 1/2 cup of the red enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch dish.
  6. 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.
  7. Repeat with beef mixture, cheese, and remaining tortillas.
  8. Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the rolled tortillas in the baking dish.
  9. Place the remaining cheese on top of the enchilada sauce.
  10. Bake uncovered in a 425 degree F. oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and everything is hot.

Notes

  • 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 useĀ 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