Delicious Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas.

Finding the perfect beef enchiladas recipe has always eluded me until I found a new way to prepare them.  It really started when I and my husband visited a new Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo.  Of course, I wasn’t really concerned about the food as ordering one of there margaritas.  They were excellent by the way.

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As our order arrived and we started eating we noticed that the food really wasn’t very spicy for a Mexican restaurant.  Sometimes you just wonder how these small restaurants stay in business when the food is not even above average.  So the next day I decided to try my own take on the beef enchilada.


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I searched many different enchilada recipes online and to my surprise, I found some great ideas.  One of my favorite hacks was to first fry the tortillas and then dip them in the red sauce. Mixing your favorite red sauce and broth makes the enchiladas stay soft.  I really do think this is the magic sauce for making the perfect beef enchiladas.


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My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. So saucy!

I think next time I’m going to try a real authentic Mexican enchilada recipe with all the spices and tomato paste and compare the two recipes to see what family prefers.

If your looking for a great side dish check out my: spicy guac recipe.



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Delicious Beef Enchiladas

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Delecious Beef Enchiladas
This Mexican enchilada dish is a perfect touch to add to your families taco Tuesday menu. It makes take a little more time than the recipe you find on the back of the enchilada can but it tastes so much better.
Delicious Beef Enchiladas - a fit caregiver
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Delicious Beef Enchiladas - a fit caregiver
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef and with the chopped onions.
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  2. Sauce: While the ground beef is cooking, in a large stock pot over medium heat combine olive oil and whole wheat flour. Whisk together and let it come to a simmer for 1 minute. Pour in the red sauce, beef broth, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer.
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  3. When the ground beef and onion is finished cooking remove from heat drain fat and add salt, green chilies and black olives (optional) mix well.
  4. Tortillias: In a medium skillet heat some olive oil. fry lightly the tortillias one at a time until soft. Drain on paper towel.
  5. pre heat oven 350 degrees F.
  6. Spread 1/3 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x12 baking dish. You might need two depending on big you make your tortillias. Dip each tortillia one a time in the sauce. Place on plate and add some of the meat mixture. Top with generous amount of grated cheese. Roll up the tortillias and place in baking dish seam side down.
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  7. When all the tortillias are rolled up add the remaing sauce on top of the tortillias. Add the remaining cheese on the enchalidias.
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  8. Bake for 20 minutes. sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro over the top and serve.
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