5-Ingredient Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe Is a Budget Dinner Winner by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe Is a Budget Dinner Winner

With just five simple ingredients, you can have hot pan of enchiladas on the table. We bet you won't be a single complaint about this cheesy, beefy enchilada recipe. Be sure to print out some copies of the recipe and share. You'll get recipe requests!

The easy beef enchiladas are made with lean ground beef, chunky salsa, enchilada sauce, flour tortillas and shredded cheese. The ground beef is cooked in a skillet until browned, then the salsa is added. One can of enchilada sauce is poured into a baking dish. The salsa and meat mixture is rolled in the flour tortillas and put into the baking dish. Pour the other can of sauce over the top and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Now it takes a quick trip in the oven to get hot and melty.

Of course homemade enchilada sauce is always best, but sometimes it's just not in the cards. You can find good-quality enchilada sauces at the grocery store. Serve these ground beef enchiladas with your favorite side dishes, like guacamole, refried beans or rice. 

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the ground beef in a skillet until cooked through. Stir in the salsa. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour 1 can of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. 
  3. Divide the meat mixture between the tortillas and roll up. Place seam side down on top of the enchilada sauce. 
  4. Pour the other can of enchilada sauce over the top. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. 

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, so delicious! #yum
Enchiladas are a fan favorite around here...
Savory and satisfying recipe 😋
La Collins
Never had these, but definitely will try look delicious 😋
Elisa Schmitz
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! So good.

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