Hearty Beef Enchiladas

Hearty Beef Enchiladas are tasty beef and bean enchiladas covered with enchilada sauce, cheese, salsa and olives. They are fairly easy to make and cook in about 20-25 minutes, so you can have this whole meal ready to go in about an hour! If you and your kids like Tex-Mex type food then you will surely like this quick and easy recipe.

As you can tell, I love trying new recipes and this one is no different. This great main dish entree is from the Test Kitchen of Taste of Home. I have so many of their cookbooks and just about everything I’ve ever tried (out of hundreds of recipes) has turned out fantastic.

One thing I like about the Taste of Home recipes are they are real, proven, family recipes–not creations by someone who is trying to create gourmet recipes out of a lot of stuff you never eat. These recipes come from cooks of families who really eat this stuff.

If you’re looking for a delicious Tex-Mex recipe to make beef and bean enchiladas then consider trying out this recipe sometime. It’s great served with Chunky Homemade Guacamole or hot sauce. It’s also a great dish to make for others who enjoy eating spicy foods.

I initially posted this recipe the first month I began blogging in June 2012. I remade the recipe in December 2014 and added some better pictures but I still wasn’t happy with how the pictures turned out. So, since I was making food for freshman high school girls for our church’s Disciple Now Weekend in January 2017, I decided to try my hand at a few pictures again. I can live with these!

The girls couldn’t believe I made homemade enchiladas for them, because a lot of people just send out for pizza or other fast foods. I made a double batch of the recipe and sent two large pans to the girls and saved one smaller pan for us.

I tucked the sides of the tortillas in to avoid the enchilada mixture leaking too much, but you don’t have to do that unless you want to. If you enjoy beef and bean enchiladas, these Hearty Beef Enchiladas are terrific.

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Hearty Beef Enchiladas have a wonderful beef and chili bean filling. They are covered with enchilada sauce, cheese, salsa and olives. Garnish with fresh cilantro and green onions and serve with Guacamole and hot sauce.

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This recipe makes enough for 6 or 8 servings although I doubled the recipe when I made it. You eat a couple of these enchiladas and you will be completely full!

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The cheese melts and spreads on top making these Hearty Beef Enchiladas gooey and delicious! This interior version shows the filling.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients, but I did NOT end up using two large cans of enchilada sauce. I only used one for a double batch.

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Brown ground beef. Add diced onion and continue cooking. Drain beef if necessary.

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Add a can of chili beans, undrained. Add about 8-10 ounces of enchilada sauce and half of the salsa. 

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Stir to combine and heat through.

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Place meat mixture on flour tortillas. Roll up tortillas. 

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I tucked in the sides of the tortillas so they were more like burritos so the filling would not ooze out into the pan while baking. Place enchiladas in two 9×13″ casserole dishes that have been sprayed with cooking spray. 

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Spoon remaining enchilada sauce and any leftover beef filling over top of enchiladas. Dab the remaining salsa on top of each enchilada.

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Cover with shredded cheddar cheese, then layer with olives. This is a quick and easy meal to prepare for someone else if they enjoy spicy foods.

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Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until bubbly. Garnish with freshly minced cilantro and diced green onions, if desired.

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Serve Hearty Beef Enchiladas with salsa, cheese, green onions and additional olives, if desired.

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This recipe came from the Taste of Home test kitchen. They have produced some really terrific recipes over the years.

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 Hearty Beef Enchiladas are great for casual dinners or company. 

 

Here’s the recipe.

HEARTY BEEF ENCHILADAS

(Taste of Home Recipe from Test Kitchen Favorites)

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These tasty enchiladas have a beef and chili bean filling with salsa, cheese and olives to top off the enchiladas. Great Tex-Mex entree.
Hearty Beef Enchiladas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick & easy #beef and bean #enchiladas with #salsa and enchilada sauce. #TexMex
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Hearty Beef Enchiladas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick & easy #beef and bean #enchiladas with #salsa and enchilada sauce. #TexMex
Instructions
  1. Heat beef and onion in skillet until cooked through.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add chili beans, half of the enchilada sauce, and ½ of the salsa.
  4. Heat through.
  5. Spread a few tablespoonfuls meat mixture on each tortilla.
  6. Roll up. (If desired, tuck in sides and roll up burrito style).
  7. Place seam side down in greased 9x13” baking dishes.
  8. Drizzle with remaining enchilada sauce and salsa.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese and olives.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
  11. Garnish with freshly minced cilantro and green onions.
  12. Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole an extra cheddar cheese, if desired.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

 

[b]Hearty Beef Enchiladas[/b]
Recipe Type: Beef Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hearty-beef-enchiladas” target=”_blank” title=”hearty beef enchiladas”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
These tasty enchiladas have a beef and chili bean filling with salsa, cheese and olives to top off the enchiladas. Great Tex-Mex entree.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 15 ½-oz. can chili beans, undrained
  • 8-10-oz. enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup salsa, divided
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe olives
  • 8-in. tortillas
  • [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/05/05/spicy-guacamole/” target=”_blank” title=”spicy guacamole”]guacamole[/url], [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2014/04/17/hot-sauce/” target=”_blank” title=”hot sauce”]hot sauce[/url], [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/08/24/chunky-homemade-salsa/” target=”_blank” title=”chunky homemade salsa”]salsa[/url], sliced avocado, sour cream, cheese and cilantro for garnish, as desired
Instructions
  1. Heat beef and onion in skillet until cooked through.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add chili beans, enchilada sauce, and ½ of the salsa.
  4. Heat through.
  5. Spread a few tablespoonfuls meat mixture on each tortilla.
  6. Roll up.
  7. Place seam side down in greased 9×13” pans.
  8. Drizzle with remaining enchilada sauce and salsa.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese and olives.
  10. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.

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Hearty Beef Enchiladas are a quick and easy main dish entree.

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Garnish Hearty Beef Enchiladas with the sides of your choice: sour cream, green onions, pico de gallo, salsa, or guacamole

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We also like our Tex-Mex stuff served with cilantro. 

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Aren’t you ready to taste a bite of these delicious looking enchiladas?

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