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Beef enchiladas on a white plate with a dollop of sour cream

Beef Enchiladas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Melanie
Beef Enchiladas are so easy and delicious! Tortillas stuffed with flavorful beef and beans, smothered in red enchilada sauce, then topped with warm melted cheese make a flavourful and easy dinner!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ sweet onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces red enchilada sauce mild or medium
  • 4 ounces green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 cups Colby Monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • cilantro chopped
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef and onions, breaking up beef using a potato masher or spoon. Cook until meat is browned and onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Mix in 1/3 cup enchilada sauce, black beans, green chilies, and seasonings.
  • Pour 1/3 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Set aside.
  • Spoon meat mixture into the center of each tortilla and roll up. Place seem side down in the prepared pan. Pour 1 cup enchilada sauce over the top of tortillas and then sprinkle with cheese. 
  • Cover pan with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cilantro on top and serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.


Nutrition calculated without sour cream.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1548mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 3.6mg