beef enchilada recipe
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Ground Beef Enchilada Recipe

Easy ground beef enchilada recipe with red sauce that is so quick to throw together for a healthy weeknight meal.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 235 kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground grass fed beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 16 oz can pinto beans
  • 20 oz red enchilada sauce (two 10 oz cans)
  • 1 cup fresh mild salsa, divided
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives


  1. Add tablespoon oil to large skillet and cook beef and chopped onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.  Drain excess fat from skillet.  Stir in the can of beans, 1/2 cup fresh salsa, and one can of the red enchilada sauce.

  2. Place 2/3 cups of the beef mixture in a flour tortilla with a sprinkle of cheese, then roll up tortilla.  Place rolled, filled tortilla seam side down in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.  Repeat with the rest of the 8 tortillas.

  3. Pour the second can of red enchilada sauce over the rolled enchiladas, then sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese, followed by chopped spring onions and sliced black olives.

  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Leftovers of this dish are fabulous the next day.  Store in the fridge with plastic wrap tightly around the top of the dish to retain freshness.

  5. Note:  Make Ahead Freezer option.  After step 4, place aluminum foil tightly over your dish, and place in freezer.  When ready to eat, keep aluminum foil on and place frozen enchiladas into oven to cook for 30 minutes.  Cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes until cheese is bubbly and melted.

Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Enchilada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1245mg 52%
Potassium 479mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 15.1%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.