Easy Beef Enchiladas

confessions of a cooking diva

These enchiladas are so simple and use only a few ingredients, but they are full of flavor.

A few years ago, a company I used to work for would hold an annual United Way auction. There would be all kinds of items being auctioned off like cookies, crafts, jewelry and these beef enchiladas.

I would make a couple of batches, cut them in half and then people would buy them. They always sold out quickly and people would request that I make them every year. It’s always nice to have people like your food because it’s nerve-wrecking making food for people you don’t know. Am I right?!

I can’t remember where I got this recipe, it’s been that many years. These beef enchiladas were one of the first dishes I ever learned to cook. I fondly remember making these for my grandpa one-time when I was in Idaho visiting my parents. I think it was the first time I had ever cooked for him and I was so excited to show him my new skills. I’m not even sure if he liked Mexican food, but I went ahead and made them for him. Luckily, he seemed to really like them.  One of the things I love about food is the memories it can evoke.

I hope you enjoy these enchiladas as much as my family does.

Enjoy!

~J

Easy Beef Enchiladas
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can mild enchilada sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the beef till no longer pink. Drain fat if necessary.
  3. Add the onion and saute for just a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce and 1 cup cheese. Mix till just blended.
  5. Place a couple of spoonfuls of the meat mixture in the center of each tortilla, roll up and place in baking dish, seam side down.
  6. Pour enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining cup of cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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