Mama's Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas

Mama's Tex-mex Beef Enchiladas

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Terri Rountree


This was a favorite in my family while I was growing up. I have continued using the original recipe with just a few minor seasoning adjustments. Hope you enjoy. :)


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30 Min
20 Min


  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 lb
    colby cheese
  • 1 large
  • 4 clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried cilantro
  • 30
    corn tortilla
  • 3 can(s)
    no bean chili (15 oz.)

How to Make Mama's Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas


  1. Finely chop onion and grate cheese. Heat Chile, set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef in 12 in. skillet with onion, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro.
  3. Drain grease from beef mixture and immediately stir in 1/2 of cheese till it melts.
  4. Heat 2 corn tortillas in microwave, cover with damp paper towel, for 30 seconds. Take out and spoon meat mixture ( about 2 tblsp.) onto tortilla and roll. Place in 9x13 casserole dish. Repeat until all meat mixture is used. This will make 2 9x 13 pans.
  5. Pour 1/2 chili in each pan. Cover in cheese.
  6. Bake for approx. 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

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About Mama's Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas

Course/Dish: Beef Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Heirloom

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