Satisfy your cravings with our delectable Ground Beef Enchiladas! A favorite in my household, this dish combines the heartiness of ground beef with the rich flavors of enchilada sauce and a blend of cheeses, all wrapped in soft tortillas.
Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s the perfect meal for those evenings when you want something both comforting and effortlessly delicious. Let’s dive into the world of these irresistible enchiladas that never fail to gather everyone around the table.
How to Prepare Ground Beef Enchiladas
- Begin with Preheating: Set your oven to 350 degrees to ensure it’s ready for baking.
- Cook the Beef Mixture: In a skillet over medium-high heat, combine the ground beef, diced onion, and taco seasoning. Cook until the beef is thoroughly browned and the onion is tender.
- Drain Excess Fat: After the beef is cooked, carefully drain away the excess fat.
- Prepare the Cheese Blend: Grate the cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, then mix them together in a bowl.
- Layer the Baking Dish: Spread about half a cup of enchilada sauce evenly over the bottom of your baking dish.
- Assemble the Enchiladas: Take a tortilla and lay it flat. Spoon a portion of the beef mixture and about an eighth cup of the cheese blend down the center. Roll the tortilla snugly and place it seam-side down in the baking dish.
- Repeat and Top: Continue filling and rolling tortillas until all are in the dish. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
- Bake to Perfection: Bake your enchiladas for 15-20 minutes, until they are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Ground Beef Enchiladas
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
- 2 cups Enchilada Sauce
- 8 tortillas in enchilada size
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Oven Setup: Heat your oven to 350 degrees in readiness for baking.
- Sauté Beef and Onion: Over medium-high heat in a skillet, combine the ground beef, onion, and taco seasoning, cooking until the beef is well browned.
- Remove Excess Fat: Once cooked, drain off any additional fat from the beef and onion mixture.
- Cheese Preparation: Mix together shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses in a bowl.
- Sauce the Dish: Spread around half a cup of enchilada sauce in the base of your baking dish.
- Fill Tortillas: On each tortilla, add a helping of the beef mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up and place seam-side down in the dish.
- Complete Assembly: Fill the remaining tortillas in the same manner, arranging them in the baking dish. Top with the leftover enchilada sauce and sprinkle the remaining cheese over them.
- Baking Time: Place the dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the dish is thoroughly heated and the cheese is golden and bubbling.
Storing Ground Beef Enchiladas
To store leftover Ground Beef Enchiladas, allow them to cool completely. Then, place them in an airtight container or wrap them securely in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze the enchiladas in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy again, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven until heated through.