Quick Beef Enchiladas Recipe

For an easy weeknight meal, serve your family these simple enchiladas made with ground beef, already-made homemade salsa, and cheese.

| Summer 2019

Photo by Getty Images/Bartosz Luczak

Yields 6 servings.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups Simple Salsa, divided
  • 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 12 flour tortillas (8-inch diameter)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the beef and onion, breaking up the beef into crumbles as it cooks. Drain off the excess grease. Stir in 11⁄2 cups salsa, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Pour half the enchilada sauce over the bottom of the prepared baking dish; set aside.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to the package directions.
  5. Spoon about 1⁄4 cup of the meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with a heaping tablespoon of cheese. Roll up the tortillas tightly, and place them, seam-side down, over the sauce in the baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the remaining enchilada sauce with the remaining salsa, and mix well. Pour over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  7. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Cool slightly before serving.

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When she’s not at the Capper’s Farmer offices, editor Traci Smith spends her time cooking, working in the yard and garden, crafting, and relaxing with her dogs, family, and friends.



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