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Easy Beef Enchiladas

Easy simple and classic Beef Enchiladas made with few ingredients under 30 minutes. A fun recipe that is quick enough for a weeknight dinner or a delicious meal for the weekend!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Enchiladas
Servings: 7 enchiladas
Author: Silvia


  • 7 soft tortillas
  • 15 oz enchilada sauce, sub for tomato sauce of choice
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp each, paprika and chipotle seasonings
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup Jalapeño , fresh or jarred, sliced (optional)
  • fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet heat oil. Add in beef and cook on medium-high until browned (10-minutes). Season with salt, pepper, paprika and chipolte. Feel free to add in your own favorite spices. When beef is cooked add 1 cup of shredded mexican cheese some fresh cilantro. Cover
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  • Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking oil and then add half of enchilada sauce or tomato sauce. Using a spatula spread the sauce to cover the entire bottom of baking dish.
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  • Add one big scoop of beef on to the tortilla and roll it tightly. Add to the prepared baking dish. Do this for all seven tortillas.
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  • Arrange tortillas in baking dish side by side tightly.
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  • Pour remaining enchilada sauce or tomato sauce on top of the rolled up beef tortillas. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
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  • If using, add jalapeno slices (fresh or jarred) on top of cheesy beef enchiladas and bake at 425F for 15 minutes.
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  • When done garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
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