Spanish Rice Beef and cheese Enchiladas

Denise Miles


It's basically a spicy Spanish Rice in a Tortilla covered in Enchilada Sauce sprinkled with cheese. PS. I made up my own Enchilada sauce. I added a bit more Cayenne pepper to my sauce.


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20 Min
25 Min


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 large
  • 1
    4oz mild green chilies-undrained
  • 1
    8oz tomato sauce
  • 3 tsp
    chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1
    14.5 oz. diced tomato undrained
  • 2 dash(es)
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 c
    white rice
  • 2 c
    water or chicken broth
  • 10
    soft flour tortillas
  • 2-1/2 c
    mild sharp shredded cheee divided
  • 1
    24 oz. can of enchilada sauce

How to Make Spanish Rice Beef and cheese Enchiladas


  1. In a skillet, brown Ground Beef. Drain off fat. Salt and pepper to taste. Add onion. Stir until onion is translucent. Transfer to a Bowl, and set aside.
  2. Using the same skillet On med/High heat, pour 2 T oil in Skillet. Brown Rice in oil on med/ high heat. Once browned, lower heat. Add in Tomato paste, sauce,and diced tomatoes.
  3. Also, add in chili powder and cayenne and mild green chilies. Stir to combined. Add back in Meat. Stir. Add in 2 c. water. Simmer on low until rice is tender.
  4. place about 1/2 c. enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish. Place meaty spicy Spanish rice in each tortilla then sprinkle a bit of cheese, and place seem side down. My 13x 9 dish holds 8 tortillas.
  5. Pour sauce evenly over top and bake at 350 for 25 min. or until hot and bubbly.

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About Spanish Rice Beef and cheese Enchiladas

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #spicy

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