Loaded Beef Enchiladas

Do you love Mexican recipes? You can make delicious enchiladas at home with this recipe for Loaded Beef Enchiladas. With a pound and a half of ground beef, these enchiladas are a hearty and filling meal!

Do you want a new recipe for a Mexican dish? Your family will love these Loaded Beef Enchiladas! Use your favorite toppings to make it your own!



Thanks to Darla Kiesel for this recipe.

Loaded Beef Enchiladas
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6 servings
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  • 1-1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 6 soft tortillas
  • 3 8-ounce packages shredded cheese (Mexican blend, mild cheddar, or sharp cheddar)
  • 2 6.8-ounce boxes Rice A Roni Spanish Rice
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce (we prefer mild)
  • 2 4-ounce cans green chilis, drained and chopped
  • Optional, for garnish: additional shredded cheese, cheese sauce, chopped tomatoes, pico de gallo, sour cream, salsa, black olives, guacamole, lettuce
The night before:
  1. Brown ground beef with salt and pepper. Drain and cool; refrigerate in an air-tight container.
  2. In a separate pan, cook Rice A Roni as directed. Cool; refrigerate in an air-tight container.
The next day:
  1. Lay 6 soft tortillas out on the counter.
  2. Divide 1 package of cheese evenly among the 6 tortilla shells
  3. Divide the black beans evenly among the tortilla shells.
  4. Divide the green chilis evenly among the tortilla shells.
  5. Using about half the ground beef, divide it among the tortilla shells.
  6. Using about ⅓ of the rice, divide it among the tortilla shells.
  7. Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce inside every tortilla (about 2-3 teaspoons each).
  8. Lightly spray a 10-1/2" by 15" baking dish. We prefer Vagalene Buttery Delight, which can be found at Dewig Meats.
  9. Carefully roll up the tortillas - they are pretty full!
  10. Place the filled tortillas in the baking dish with the folded edges of the tortilla down.
  11. Place the rest of the ground beef, rice, cheese, and enchilada sauce over the enchiladas in the baking dish.
  12. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  13. Cook, covered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes, until cheese is golden brown.
  15. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  16. Top each serving with garnishes, if desired.
  1. This recipe is considered medium spiciness, mostly due to the green chilis.
  2. To make the recipe spicier: add a taco seasoning packet to the ground beef during cooking; substitue "hot" enchilada sauce or use hot salsa for garnish.
  3. To make this recipe "mild," we suggest only using 1 can of green chilis.


Reviewed: DKiesel2017

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