ground beef enchiladas

Ground Beef Enchiladas

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carol mc farland


my sister's best friend brought this back from visiting her brother's family in the air force out west in the seventy's, and we have loved it ever since. the only changes I have made is exchanging picante sauce for a taco seasoning package, to cut down on salt somewhere, and adding more meat and cheese sometimes. but this sure is a very easy recipe and enjoyed very much by my family and friends. hope you like it too. enjoy!!


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6 to 8 people
30 Min
30 Min


  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 jar(s)
    picante sauce, i like extra
  • 3 can(s)
    chili no beans
  • 2 large
    onions chopped
  • 1 large
    co/jack cheese i use extra
  • 1 pkg
    10 inch flour tortillas

How to Make ground beef enchiladas


  1. spray a 9x13 pan set aside and chop 2 onions and put in bowl
  2. brown and drain ground beef and add 1/2 a jar of picante sauce and cook till liquid is gone--I do this to cut down on salt in taco seasoning packages and I still get flavor and extra veggies too.
  3. open all three cans of chili no beans and add 1/2 a can of water to soup in sauce pan, mix and heat till warm and spoon thin layer into 9x13 pan
  4. take one floured tortilla and spoon a heaping spoon full of meat down middle--add onion and lots of co/jack cheese and roll up and lay seam side down on top of chili in pan repeating till all 10 tortillas have been filled and in pan ( 8 short way and 2 long way in pan ) and pour warm chili soup over top
  5. take a fork moving rolled up tortilla gently, so chili can sink down between rolls easier. now sprinkle on any left over ground beef mix. top with a heavy layer (we like
    extra cheese) co/jack cheese. do not cover.
  6. bake 350 for 20 to 30 minutes or cheese melts, watch this is a heavy and hot pan, let rest 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  7. we like to top with lettuce--tomatoes--salsa or picante--onions and sour cream, and oh so good and filling, hardly ever have any left over

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About ground beef enchiladas

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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