Easy Oven-Baked Beef Enchiladas

Easy Oven-Baked Beef Enchiladas

Enchiladas couldn’t be simpler with this tasty oven version. Easy Oven-Baked Beef Enchiladas have layers of refried beans, taco seasoned beef and shredded cheese rolled in Old El Paso™ Soft Flour Tortillas and topped with red enchilada sauce and cheese. Easy oven enchiladas will become your go-to for getting dinner on the table during busy weeknights without skipping on flavor.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 55 Minutes
Servings 5

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas For Soft Tacos & Fajitas (6 inch)
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans (from 16-oz can)
  • 2 cups Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (8 oz)
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Pico de gallo salsa and Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana, if desired
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 frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  3. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  4. Place tortillas on work surface. Spread 1 heaping tablespoonful refried beans evenly down center of each tortilla. Top with slightly less than 1/4 cup taco beef; sprinkle with 1 heaping tablespoonful cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish. Top enchiladas with enchilada sauce and remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with pico de gallo and crema.

Expert Tips

  • Want a little more heat in your baked beef enchiladas? Use Old El Paso™ Medium Red Enchilada Sauce.
  • Try Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend to replace Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend for a spicy kick to these oven enchiladas.
  • Try topping your oven-baked enchiladas with Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce , guacamole and freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Once you know how to bake enchiladas, you'll be searching for more easy oven-baked recipes. Try Easy Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos or Easy Oven-Baked Beef Tacos . These two recipes are packed with flavor and easy to love with minimal prep time.


2 Enchiladas Calories 550 (Calories from Fat 260); Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 105mg; Sodium 1650mg; Total Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 4g); Protein 30g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 40%; Iron 25%;

Exchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Very Lean Meat, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 High-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 3

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