Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

These beef enchiladas are filled with a flavorful beef, bean and chili mixture, covered in a delicious homemade sauce and smothered in gooey cheese!

Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author The Chunky Chef


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles I used mild
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained thoroughly
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 3 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1 batch homemade red enchilada sauce or 1 can store-bought enchilada sauce
  • chopped fresh cilantro and green onions for garnish


  1. If you're making homemade enchilada sauce, prepare it.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add oil to a big skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add ground beef and crumble (use a potato masher to make it easier). Once ground beef is about halfway cooked, add onion, garlic, and green chiles and saute for 3-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain beef mixture.
  4. To make the enchiladas, spread a couple of tablespoons of the enchilada sauce over the tortilla. Add beans in a line down the middle of the tortilla, then add in a spoonful of the beef mixture, drizzle some extra enchilada sauce over the meat, then add one third of a cup of cheese. Roll up tortilla and place in a greased 9 x 13" baking pan. Continue with remaining tortillas.
  5. Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, broiling the last few minutes if you want the cheese to be a more golden brown. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.

Recipe Notes
** you could easily swap out ground turkey, diced chicken, pre-cooked shredded chicken or all beans for the beef in this recipe.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

You'll never want store bought enchilada sauce again!

Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author The Chunky Chef


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp chili powder use less if you are afraid of it being too spicy
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or chicken


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add flour and whisk together over the heat for one minute.
  2. Stir in the remaining seasonings (chili powder through cayenne pepper). Then gradually add in the stock, whisking constantly to eliminate lumps.
  3. Reduce to low and simmer 10-15 minutes until thickened.
  4. Use immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

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