These ground beef enchiladas are so incredibly yummy! What makes them so delicious is how the ground beef is prepared. And they’re so easy that you’re going to want to make and eat them often.
When I prepare these ground beef enchiladas, I get so excited! Why? Because the ground beef has a perfect combination of herbs and spices for great flavor and just the right amount of mushrooms and onions to keep the stuffing moist and succulent.
I don’t eat beef often but when I do, I can’t get enough of these enchiladas. (Does that last statement remind you of the Dos Equis beer guy?)
I especially love them smothered in my chunky enchilada sauce. Combine that with the soft flour tortillas and you’ll do cartwheels in celebration!
How to cook Easy Beef Enchiladas
Process shots for the ground beef enchiladas:
- Chopped onion and mushrooms – onions will be sautéed for 5 minutes, then add mushrooms and garlic paste and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
- Sautéed vegetables in my sauté pan. Take the vegetables out of the pan and set aside
- Ground beef sautéed for 7 minutes with herbs and spices. Add half the vegetables back to the pan
- Enchilada sauce on the bottom of the baking dish
That’s a lot of Veggies, do I have to use them all with the beef?
No, absolutely not. I don’t. I save half of them and use them in Christopher’s lunch or as a side veggie for another dinner.
Do I have to add herbs and spices to the ground beef?
Absolutely not! But the spices and herbs are mostly what make these ground beef enchiladas stand out! You will definitely have left over beef, but that is a perk. It is lovely in salads or you can take a container of it to work and enjoy it for lunch!
How do you make ground beef enchiladas?
It’s very easy. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take out a baking dish and add some enchilada sauce across the bottom.
Why do you have to add enchilada sauce to the baking dish?
You add it so the enchiladas don’t stick to the dish. If the ground been enchiladas stick, it makes it very hard to serve them without them falling apart.
Gather remaining ingredients from the fridge and start an enchilada assembly line. I use 6 inch flour tortillas, homemade refried beans, Mexican blend cheese and, as mentioned, my lovely enchilada sauce.
- Smear some refried beans on a flour tortilla
- Sprinkle on some cheese
- Add the ground beef
- Roll the tortillas up and place them face down in the baking dish
- Slather enchilada sauce on the enchiladas
And now, can you say CHEESE for the camera?
Into the oven the ground beef enchiladas go! Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
All that is left is to plate the ground beef enchiladas and enjoy!
I take my fork and cut into one of the ground beef enchiladas. I spoon a little guacamole on the forkful of yumminess.
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This easy ground beef enchilada recipe will be sure to satisfy your go to recipe. The veggies, herbs and spices are what make it so special.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion large, diced
- 10 ounces mushrooms chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic paste
- 1 pound ground beef I used grass fed Angus beef
- 1 teaspoon cumin dried
- 1 teaspoon oregano dried
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/16 teaspoon pepper
- 2.5 cups enchilada sauce or as much as you want
- 10 flour tortillas 6 inches
- 6 ounces refried beans homemade or a can (you will have leftover)
- 8 ounces Mexican cheese blend
Heat sauté pan and add oil
Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes
Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté for additional 5 minutes. Once the vegetables are done, remove from pan and set aside
Add ground beef and break into bite sized pieces or desired size. Saute for 7 minutes - it can still be pink. Add half of the vegetables back with the beef and stir until combined
- Preheat oven to 350 F
Get baking dish and spread enchilada sauce on the bottom of it
- Gather tortillas, refried beans and Mexican cheese
Smear refried beans onto each of the tortillas, sprinkle some cheese on the beans and some beef on the cheese
Roll tortillas and place each one seam side down in prepared pan
Spoon enchilada sauce on rolled up ground beef enchiladas and sprinkle cheese on top of sauce
Bake uncovered for 25 minutes
Separate enchiladas with a spatula
Plate a few enchiladas