Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe: Make Tex-Mex at Home by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe: Make Tex-Mex at Home

When you order beef or cheese enchiladas at a Tex-Mex restaurant, you're going to get (hopefully!) a plate with enchiladas drowning in a rich sauce and covered with an insane amount of cheese. If you think you have to go out to eat for the best enchiladas, think again!

Here's an easy Tex-Mex cheese and beef enchilada recipe you can make at home. Complete the meal with a side of refried beans or Spanish rice. (Don't forget the margaritas!)

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Cuisine: American/Mexican/Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8



  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano (can substitute regular dried oregano)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato chicken bouillon granules or regular chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 cups water (you can use more of less for desired thickness of sauce)


  • 1 pound ground beef seasoned for tacos  
  • 3 - 4 cups shredded American cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas, softened
  • chopped onions (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the sauce heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until a roux forms, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, chili powder and bouillon. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Whisk in the water and cook until it thickens. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 to 10 minutes or until at desired thickness. Taste and add more seasonings, if needed. Set aside. 
  2. To make the enchiladas, put some meat, cheese and onions, if using, down the center of a tortilla. Roll up and place in a baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour the sauce over the top and then sprinkle with more shredded cheese. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until the cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake!

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Donna John
My stomach is growling.
I’m drooling over here! 😋
Really great recipe! Delicious! Probably the best and easiest recipe I’ve found for this. Only thing I changed was I subbed gluten free flour for the roux. Pro tip, microwave your tortillas in a wet paper towel for before filling them or they’ll fall apart.
Donna John
I am so happy you enjoyed it! I'm from Texas, so we know our Tex-Mex! Great tip for the tortillas! bradonair
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you for the gluten-free tip. I'm always in need of those and appreciate you sharing, bradonair !

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