Simple homemade Beef Enchiladas are full of Mexican comfort food flavors. This recipe includes a quick homemade red enchilada sauce and an easy ground beef filling that’s ready for the oven in 30 minutes.
Enchiladas originate in Mexico where people have been wrapping corn tortillas around fillings since Mayan times. You’ll find there are a wide variety of preparations, fillings, and sauces out there. This version uses corn tortillas that are filled with a mixture of ground beef, onion, chiles, and spices. Add in a little cheese and it’s smothered with a simple red chili powder enchilada sauce. This is a popular preparation that comes from Northern Mexico and the American Southwest.
Can I use store bought enchilada sauce?
This recipe calls for a quick homemade red enchilada sauce. It is super easy to make enchilada sauce at home and takes less than 10 minutes, but if you’d like, you can always use a store bought can. You’ll need one 15 ounce can, or about 2 cups.
Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?
Traditionally, enchiladas are made with corn tortillas, but you can also use flour tortillas if you’d like. The texture will be softer than when prepared with corn tortillas. No heating of the tortillas will be necessary.
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Made this for the first time tonight and it was AMAZING! I ran out of Chili powder so I only used 2 TBSP and it was plenty. Also used ground turkey and some shredded chicken and did half chicken and half turkey. Also used low sodium veggie broth and one can of mild green chilies because we have to watch the sodium in our home. These turned out so yummy! Thank you so much!
No black oives. When my family woud make Beef, Chicken, or even Pork Enchiladas we always had a few olives in the inside of Enchiladas and slices ones on top of the Enchiladas. So delicious that way.