Beef Enchiladas

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Enchiladas are a staple in my home, I make them a few times a month. Like tacos, you can do a lot of different things with them by switching up the meat, cheese and sauce. I have done traditional red enchilada sauce, creamy cheese sauce, chicken, beef, pork, bean, and all sorts of cheeses. This particular recipe uses a more traditional enchilada sauce known as Mexican gravy. These Beef Enchiladas are sure to be a welcome to addition to your menu rotation.

Beef Enchiladas

Sometimes referred to as chili gravy, Mexican gravy is going to be one of your new favorite sauces. It is so quick to put together and super full of flavor. Last time I made it, we ate the extra with a few tortilla chips. I have used it on nachos, and in a taco salad before.

Beef Enchiladas

The simplicity of these enchiladas are what makes them perfect for weeknight meals. They also work for make-ahead meals. You can freeze them by preparing the enchiladas up to the point of putting them into the oven, then allow to cool completely. I suggest you use 13×9 disposable pans for freezing meals (this way you don’t have to put your glass dishes out of commission). Then wrap in plastic wrap completely and place in freezer. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator for at least four hours. Then bake at 350degF for 45 minutes.

Beef Enchiladas

These enchiladas are fairly filling but you might want a side dish. You could go traditional with rice and beans. A tex-mex style salad is really great pairing for them as well.

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Beef Enchiladas

A delicious sauce over ground beef enchiladas, covered with cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword cheese, enchilada recipes, enchilada sauce, enchiladas, flour tortillas, ground beef, ground beef recipes, tortillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 16 Tortillas soft-tacos
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For the Ground Beef

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

For the Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350degF
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add ground beef and seasonings. Cook and crumble until no longer pink. Remove from heat.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Then whisk in broth and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the seasonings. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until ready to build the enchiladas.
  • In a 13×9 baking dish, spoon a thin layer of sauce evenly over bottom of dish. Fill each tortilla with a portion of ground beef and a portion of mozzarella cheese. Line the rolled up tortillas in the baking dish. Pour the rest of the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and parsley. Place in oven to bake for 30 minutes.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Beef Enchiladas

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thanks so much!

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