Beef & Onion Enchiladas

I love Mexican food. I could eat it every day!! Tacos is usually my go to, but I also love a good enchilada.

I love that you can switch up enchiladas and basically put anything inside meat, or just cheese. These are ground beef, onion and cheese! So delicious. It’s full of flavor and so simple to put together. Even great to make ahead of time!

Beef & Onion Enchiladas


1.5 lbs ground beef
1 T olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 packet, reduced sodium taco seasoning
6-10 soft tortillas, (size of tortilla will depend on how many you need)
15-20 oz red enchilada sauce ( I always buy a can 28 oz in case you need more)
16 oz cheddar cheese

Toppings (Optional)
Sour cream

Directions: Heat a medium saute pan on high heat. Add in the olive oil and let heat 2 minutes. Next add in diced onion and cook 3-4 minutes until tender. Add in ground beef and break up with a spatula. Lower heat to medium. Add in the taco seasoning. Cook the ground beef until no longer pink, make sure to mix it often and continue to break up any bigger chunks. Once cooked, drain off excess fat. Let meat cool slightly before assembling the enchiladas.

Preheat oven to 350°. You will need a 13×9 baking dish or Pyrex. Lightly coat the bottom of the baking dish with enchilada sauce. Put some sauce on a plate and lightly dip in tortilla on both sides. Add in some cheese ( i use a few table spoons, as I like it cheesy) and a few spoonfuls of the beef mixture. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place in the baking dish seam side down. Continue with the remaining tortillas.

Once all the tortillas have been stuffed and rolled, top them with the enchilada sauce and cover the top with cheese. Place in oven for 30-40 minutes. (I love when the cheese on top gets crispy, so I usually cook about 40 minutes) If you don’t like that cook about 30 minutes.

If you are making this recipe ahead of time and going to refrigerate before baking you will need to add an extra 15-20 minutes to the cook time as the enchiladas will be cold.

Remove from the oven and let sit about 5-10 minutes. Cut up and serve with your favorite toppings.






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My name is Julie. I'm 36 years old and living in Chicago! I'm am east coaster at heart. I love to cook and create new dishes. Check out my blog!

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