Today I am making cheesy ground beef enchiladas my favorite way, baking in the oven. The homemade enchilada sauce gravy and the cheese make this a baked comfort food my family loves. I am also making a pan of Mexican rice and a salad to make this a delicious enchilada dinner.
Ground Beef Enchiladas
Prep Time : 20 min
Prep Time : 30 min
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small white onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 packet
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 cup water
- 8-10 corn tortillas
- 28 ounce can red enchilada chile sauce
- 2-3 cups freshly shredded cheddar jack cheese
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- Optional Toppings: Sour Cream Pico de Gallo or salsa, Diced Avocado, Fresh cilantro
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef with diced onions and garlic, breaking up the beef with a spoon as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
- Sprinkle taco seasoning and cumin over the beef and stir in ¼ cup of water. Continue to cook, stirring often, until water is absorbed.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour ½ a cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 13×9-inch baking dish and spread evenly.
- Heat remaining sauce in a small skillet, just until bubbly, then remove from heat. Wrap a stack of 10 corn tortillas in a clean kitchen towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds to a minute. Dip a tortilla in the enchilada sauce to coat both sides then lay flat on a cutting board or plate. Add a small amount of the meat mixture (about 3 tablespoons) down the center of the tortilla, then top with about 1-2 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Roll up both sides and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and meat.
- Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas evenly and top with remaining shredded cheese. Feel free to add more or less cheese based on your preferences. Sprinkle sliced green onion on top.
- Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. Garnish as desired with optional toppings like sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado, sliced green onions or cilantro.
You can get anywhere from 8 to 14 enchiladas depending on the amount of meat you place in each tortilla. You will have about 2 ½ cups of meat mixture to work with. Using ¼ cup of meat on will yield 8-9 enchiladas.
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