Easy Beef Enchiladas | Freezer Friendly Meal!

Easy Beef Enchiladas

My whole family loves enchiladas and I especially like anything that I can make in a big batch and freeze! My children are always happy when I make my homemade corn dogs for dinner because they know that I will be making about 30 extra corn dogs and freezing them so that they can pull them out of the microwave any time the want!

I much prefer my chicken and black bean enchiladas (or almost the same recipe as a casserole), but my husband and boys much prefer beef and I DO occasionally like to make them happy.

This beef enchilada version is pretty mild. My husband likes all things spicy, but my boys do not. Go ahead and play with the amount of jalapenos if you like your enchiladas more or less spicy! You can also bulk the up a little (and add more fiber) by increasing the amount of black beans!

Anyway – to make these, you will need:

Easy Beef Enchiladas ingredients

  • 3 cups Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp diced Jalapenos
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 10-12 Tortillas
  • 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Making them is easy!

Easy Beef Enchiladas process

Simply heat the oil in a skillet and brown your ground beef along with the jalapenos, cayenne and onion. Drain the grease from the mixture

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Combine the ground beef mixture with 3/4 cups of the Colby cheese, 3/4 cups of the Cheddar and the black beans

Easy Beef Enchiladas process2

Pour 1 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Place about 1/2 cup of the filling mixture in the center of the tortilla and roll. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas and filling.

Easy Beef Enchiladas process3

Place each enchilada, seam side down, in the baking dish. Top with the remaining sauce and cheeses.

Easy Beef Enchiladas process4

Bake for 20 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro, green onions and tomatoes and serve!

Scroll down for the complete directions!

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Easy Beef Enchiladas | Freezer Friendly Meal!

By Mindi
Summary of the recipe goes here.

Yield – 4 – 5 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp diced Jalapenos
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 10-12 Tortillas
  • 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Pour 1 cup enchilada sauce in bottom of baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and add ground beef, jalapenos, cayenne and onion.
  • Cook until browned and drain.
  • Warm tortillas by heating in microwave for 1 minute.
  • Combine ground beef mixture, 3/4 cup colby, 3/4 cup cheddar and beans.
  • Place about 1/2 cup of mixture in center of each tortilla and roll.
  • Place each, seam side down, in baking dish.
  • Top with remaining sauce and cheeses and bake 20 minutes until sauce is bubbling.
  • Garnish with cilantro, green onions andd tomatoes.

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