Easy Beef Enchiladas

Classic Beef Enchiladas

Classic Beef Enchiladas are a saucy, cheesy and delicious recipe perfect for any occasion. Whether you need a quick meal during the weeknight or are serving up something special for the weekend, homemade beef enchiladas are perfect for both. Old El Paso™ Red Enchilada Sauce and Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos & Fajitas make this recipe a snap. All you have to do is tightly roll your filled tortillas, then place them seam down in the sauce, and drizzle more on top. Bake and enjoy with your favorite toppings.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total 50 Minutes
Servings 5

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos & Fajitas (6 inch)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce and the chiles.
  3. Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce evenly in baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Try topping your Classic Beef Enchiladas with diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro leaves, green onions and diced avocado.
  • Swap Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend for the cheddar cheese for a different flavor twist.
  • Want a little more heat? Try Old El Paso™ Medium Red Enchilada Sauce with your enchiladas.
  • If you're looking for more classic beef enchilada recipes, look no further than this simply perfect Classic Beef Enchilada Pie.


2 Enchiladas Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 90mg; Sodium 1210mg; Total Carbohydrate 35g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 3g); Protein 26g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 30%; Iron 15%;

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 2 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 High-Fat Meat, 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 2

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