Creamy Steak Enchiladas

Not all enchiladas are created equal! A lot of people have this idea that it has to be a red sauce poured over a tortilla stuffed with shredded meat… and that’s the end of it. Really, there are so many more possibilities with different types of tortillas, meat and sauces. And this recipes is no different! The Creamy Steak Enchiladas are covered in a Cilantro & Lime Sour Cream Sauce that will knock your socks off!

Creamy Steak Enchiladas

We love enchiladas in this house – mostly because they are like some of our other favorites burgers, nachos and salads – super versatile. You can really get wild with the combinations of sauces and meats. Of course you can go with the traditional Red sauce (there is a great recipe for homemade red enchilada sauce in my cookbook Homemade on a Weeknight.) You can also tweak it just a bit with my Creamy Red Enchilada recipe (get the full recipe here!). But it’s even more fun if you go all the way and try something totally different.

If you need to take the heat down a little bit – this recipes calls for diced jalapenos – you can switch it out for diced green chilies. You will still get a great flavor with just a little less heat!

Creamy Steak Enchiladas

These enchiladas could be called Enchiladas a la Crema if you are looking for something similar on your local Mexican Restaurant’s menu. I think the real key to this dish is the made-from-scratch sauce. I say it over and over (because it’s true!) sauces made from scratch are ALWAYS better! And it is really not that hard. Once you get the basics of the roux (butter & flour mixture) down, you can create so many different sauces for so many different dishes.

What’s on the side?

You can serve up these enchiladas on their own, with a southwest styled salad (like I did) or with a more traditional rice & beans. You could also do a cilantro rice with black beans if you wanna get a little fancy.

Now let’s get cookin’!


Creamy Steak Enchiladas

A creamy Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Sauce over grilled steak stuffed flour tortillas, with lots of cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword creamy enchiladas, enchilada recipes, enchiladas, steak, steak recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • Stove top Grill Pan


  • 16 Flour Tortillas soft taco sized
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup Sour Cream for garnish

For the Steak

  • 2 lb Round Steak
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Water

For the Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 can Diced Jalapenos 7 oz
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup Lime Juice
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese


  • Prepare all of the ingredients
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients for Steak. Cover and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill pan to medium-high and then place steak on grill pan. Cook for 6 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 400 deg.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Next add chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes. Add jalapenos, and lime juice. Then whisk in sour cream until creamy then cook another 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and cilantro and cook until totally melted.
  • Now it's time to build the enchiladas – start by putting a thin layer of sauces in the bottom of 2 13 x 9 glass dishes. Then place 4-5 slices of steak in the center of a tortilla, ladle roughly a 1/4 cup of sauce over steak then roll up. Place in glass dish, seam down. Repeat with remaining tortillas – should get 8 in each tray. Cover with shredded cheese and cilantro. Put into over for 20 minutes.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


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8 thoughts on “Creamy Steak Enchiladas

  1. ChirpyDebs – Greece – Hello, I’m Debbie otherwise known as ChirpyDebs and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. Now the children are all grown up I’m happiest when I’m out with the dogs or hiking a trail with my camera in hand. My blog is where I like to share photographs showing the wild beauty of Zakynthos that most people don’t get to see, recipes and other seemingly random things that come to mind.
    Debbie says:

    Hi Estelle, I hear you about homemade sauces! Far superior to shopbought… I am intregued by enchildas, they aren’t something I’ve ever had, but am thinking that maybe we are missing out on something? The flavour combination in your recipe is already making the tastebuds tingle… I am also kicking myself as I tried growing jalopenos this year, but planted them too late and they never came to anything, but have plenty of other chillies to use… Pinning.

    Popped by from #happynowlinkup


  2. Your Creamy Steak Enchiladas look fantastic, we will love this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,499 and hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. These creamy steak enchiladas sound amazing! I make something very similar, but using chicken. I want to try these with the steak, yum!!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing this post with us on our Embracing Home and Family link-up party. We hope you join us again this Friday for more inspiration!


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