Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

It is no secret that I love Mexican food with a capital “l” and enchiladas are my absolute favorite. Chicken enchiladas are my all time favorite but a family member will not eat chicken and cheese together (strange I know) so around these parts it’s usually ground beef enchiladas.

Beef and Bean Enchiladas


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 14 ounce can of refried beans or homemade equivalent approximately 1 3/4 cup
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese, divided. I used a pre-shredded Mexican blend but my favorite is Monterey Jack.
  • 1 28 ounce can of red enchilada sauce.
  • 12-16 corn tortillas
  • Salt to taste


Brown your ground beef and onion that has been salted over medium heat until meat is cooked and onion is translucent. Add beans and heat through. Remove skillet from heat and add one cup of shredded cheese and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of two 9” x 13” baking dishes and pour the rest into  a sauce pan wide enough for the tortillas to fit into. Heat the sauce until warm and place one tortilla in the sauce until softened. Spoon a little of the filling on the tortilla then roll up. Repeat until all tortillas and filling are used. Place seam side down in baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from the oven and add the reserved cup of cheese and bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted and begins to brown.

Linked toWhat’s on Your Plate? on Good Cheap Eats, Potluck Sunday on Mommy’s Kitchen and Mouthwatering Mondays at “A Southern Fairytale, Ingredient Spotlight

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

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  1. I’m totally going to make this tomorrow!!

  2. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo:)

  3. Wow does this recipe look fantastic. Cannot wait to try it.

  4. yum yum yum!
    I adore enchiladas — I actually prefer chicken to beef but, I”ll take them either way!

  5. These sound just like the ones we make. I love, love, love them. We actually use the meat mixture for so many other things as well. I used it once to make taco cups for my daughter – yum. My husband likes to fry them up once they are stuffed (I keep trying to tell him how bad this is for us, but it hasn’t sunk in yet.)

    Thanks for linking up.


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