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Hearty Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe

These Hearty Ground Beef Enchiladas are my go-to recipe on busy nights. I always have the ingredients on hand for beef enchiladas, and I make them extra filling by adding beans to the mixture.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: beef enchiladas, Easy beef enchiladas, easy dinner, mexican recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 310kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish (2)


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 32 ounces chili beans 2 (16 oz cans) Do not drain
  • 20 ounces red enchilada sauce 2 (10 oz cans)
  • 1 cup salsa divided
  • 16 flour tortillas 10 inch size
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 ounces sliced olives 1 can


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain well.
  • Stir in the beans, one can of enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup salsa; set aside.
  • Top each tortilla with 2/3 cup beef mixture.
  • Roll up and place seam side down in two greased 9 x 13 inch baking dishes (8 enchiladas per pan).
  • Drizzle with the other can of enchilada sauce and remaining salsa.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and olives.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.


  • To use one of the pans as a freezer meal - cover well and place in the freezer. If frozen, remove enchiladas from freezer, leave foil on pan and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook additional 15-20 min, until bubbling and cheese completely melted.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1226mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 4mg