Every now I then I get a craving for Mexican food and then remember I have 2 little babes under 2 who will ruin a good time at a restaurant. If you know, you know. But I don’t let that stop me from enjoying some of my favorite Tex-Mex dishes! For nights like those, I just pull out some ground beef and make my very own enchiladas! They are super easy to make and taste so delicious it’s kinda worth not going to the restaurant.
To enjoy some homemade enchiladas grab some ground beef, corn tortillas, cheese, onions, garlic, enchiladas sauce, and some cumin.
Step by step:
– Dice onions and garlic. Begin to cook your ground beef adding in diced vegetables. Season with cumin. Drain and set aside.
– Coat the bottom of a 13×9 baking pan with a layer of enchilada sauce.
– Take a corn tortilla and fill the middle with ground beef. Roll the tortilla and place into the baking pan. Continue adding filled tortillas until the pan is full.
– Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top of tortillas, spreading it evenly. Top with cheese and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
Enchilada Sauce: There are different types of enchiladas sauces that you can use. This recipe typically for the red sauce, however, you can always switch it for the chile con queso, verde sauce, or even just taco sauce if you like.
Filling: Enchiladas don’t have to be made with just ground beef. Replace with chicken, fajitas beef, cheese, beans, etc.
What to serve:
Any time I make enchiladas or any Mexican food really I have to include my chips and salsa/queso! Yum! I also pair it with some yellow or Spanish rice and the kids choice or charro or refried beans. To give it a full Tex-Amex restaurant vibe, you can’t go wrong with adding a margarita. 😉
- 1lb ground beef
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10oz enchiladas sauce
- white corn tortillas
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Dice onions and garlic.
- In a skillet, cook ground beef adding in diced onions, garlic, and cumin.
- Once cooked, drain and set ground beef aside.
- In a 13×9 baking dish, pour in a thin layer of enchiladas sauce coating the bottom. 6.Take a corn tortilla and fill the middle with ground beef. Roll the tortilla closed abs place open-side down into the dish.
- Repeat step 6 until baking dish is filled with tortillas.
- Pour remaining enchiladas sauce over tortillas, evenly spreading the sauce.
- Add cheese over the top and place in oven.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.