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Easy Layered Beef Enchiladas

easy layered beef enchiladas Entree Mexican
Easy Layered Beef Enchiladas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

There are just some nights when you want to make a dinner that everyone will agree on, and that’s when it’s time to rely on this beef enchiladas recipe. With a streamlined prep (thanks El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles and Old El Paso™ Red Enchilada Sauce!), you can have dinner on the table in just 45 minutes. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
3/4
cup chopped onions
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ red enchilada sauce
8
(6-inch) corn tortillas
4
oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend (1 cup)
Sour cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onions and garlic until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add green chiles, salt and pepper; mix well. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    Pour 1 can of the enchilada sauce in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange 4 tortillas in dish, overlapping slightly. Spoon beef mixture evenly over tortillas; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Pour remaining can of enchilada sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3
    Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • All the flavors of traditional enchiladas are here, but no fussy filling and rolling is required. For a New Mexican-style enchilada dish, swap in ground pork with a little chorizo sausage for the beef and use Old El Paso™ green enchilada sauce instead of the red sauce.
  • A blend of Mexican cheeses typically includes Cheddar, Asadero, Monterey Jack, and sometimes Oaxacan or a variety of queso fresco—which translates as “fresh cheese”.
  • An enchilada casserole is often baked in a terra cotta (clay) baking dish called a cazuela. Mexican clay cookware heats up evenly, holds in moisture and is very durable.
  • To change this up a little, layer in corn tortilla chips instead of the flat corn tortillas. The texture they add is a little heartier.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • When you’re craving recipes from south of the border, there’s nothing more delicious and easy than enchiladas. Cheesy, saucy and filled with your favorite ingredients, enchiladas are easily customized to your family’s tastes. Enchiladas originated in Mexico—the ancient Mayans had their own version of filled, rolled tortillas, but it wasn’t until 1831 that the enchilada recipe we’re familiar with today was published in the first Mexican cookbook. They got their name from the Spanish word “enchilar,” which literally means “to season with chili.” To make your enchiladas, you just need some tortillas, cheese, and sauce, plus meat and veggies for your filling. If you’re short on time or feeling lazy, this recipe has got you covered—no fussy rolling required! Otherwise, try traditional beef enchiladas with red sauce, mix it up with chicken and a creamy white sauce , or for a kid-friendly versionroll ‘em up in crescents. From vegetarian enchiladas to mini muffin-tin enchiladas to a fun twist on soup, we’ve got every enchilada recipe you could ever need.

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