Delicious Beef Enchiladas


If you love cheesy, spicy, and hearty Mexican food, you will love these delicious beef enchiladas. They are easy to make with ground beef, cheese, beans, olives, and homemade enchilada sauce. You can customize them with your favorite toppings, such as cilantro, avocado, and tomato. These enchiladas are perfect for a family dinner or a potluck with friends. They are sure to satisfy your cravings for a warm and comforting meal.

Delicious Beef Enchiladas

Preparation and cooking times and total time

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Servings and serving size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving size: 1 enchilada

Nutritional information (per serving)

  • Calories: 483 kcal
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Protein: 27 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sodium: 833 mg


  • 450 g (1 lb) of ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 200 g (7 oz) of shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 120 g (4 oz) of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) of enchilada sauce, divided
  • 8 flour tortillas, 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter
  • 1 can (425 g or 15 oz) of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (115 g or 4 oz) of sliced black olives, drained
  • Optional toppings: chopped cilantro, diced avocado, diced tomato

Detailed method of preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and spray a 23 x 33 cm (9 x 13 inch) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and stir the ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain the excess fat.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together 150 g (5 oz) of cheddar cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, and pepper. Add this mixture to the beef and onion and stir well to combine.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm 500 ml (2 cups) of enchilada sauce until slightly simmering, stirring occasionally.
  5. To assemble the enchiladas, spoon about 1/4 cup of the beef mixture along the center of a tortilla. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of black beans and some black olives over the beef. Roll up the tortilla and place it seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  6. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas, making sure to cover them evenly. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the sauce.
  7. Bake the enchiladas for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Tips for culinary success

  • You can make your own enchilada sauce by following this recipe from Damn Delicious. It’s easy and flavorful, and you can adjust the spiciness to your liking.
  • You can use any kind of cheese you prefer, such as Monterey Jack, Colby, or a Mexican blend. You can also add more cheese if you like it extra cheesy.
  • You can use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas if you want a gluten-free option. Just make sure to warm them up slightly before filling them, so they don’t break.
  • You can add more vegetables to the filling, such as corn, bell peppers, or mushrooms, for extra nutrition and flavor.
  • You can freeze the unbaked enchiladas for up to 3 months. Just wrap them tightly with foil and label them. When you are ready to bake them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed, adding 5 to 10 minutes more to the baking time.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I store and reheat the leftover enchiladas?

A: You can store the leftover enchiladas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat them, you can either microwave them for a few minutes, or bake them in a 180°C (350°F) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through.

Q: Can I make these enchiladas vegetarian or vegan?

A: Yes, you can. To make them vegetarian, you can substitute the ground beef with a plant-based meat alternative, such as soy crumbles, lentils, or quinoa. To make them vegan, you can also use vegan cheese and sour cream, or omit them altogether.

Q: What can I serve with these enchiladas?

A: These enchiladas are a complete meal on their own, but you can also serve them with some side dishes, such as rice, salad, guacamole, salsa, or tortilla chips.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for delicious beef enchiladas. They are a great way to spice up your dinner routine and impress your family and friends. If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turned out and what you think of it. I would love to hear from you. Thank you for using Bing. Have a wonderful day! 😊