Beef Enchilada Casserole is layers of seasoned ground beef, cheese, enchilada sauce, and soft flour tortillas baked until everything is hot and bubbly. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!

Beef Enchilada Casserole on a fork

Beef Enchilada Casserole

It’s no secret I LOVE Mexican food. I’m all about tacos and fajitas, but there is one item I’m sure to order whenever we go out to eat and that’s enchiladas. I love the delicious red enchilada sauce, the melted cheese, the tender tortillas. Seriously, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

This Beef Enchilada Casserole takes all of the flavors and simplifies the process by layering the ingredients in a casserole dish rather than rolling them. Personally I like this so much better because the sauce gets into every nook and cranny and all of the flavors really meld together so that every bite is a little fiesta in your mouth.

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layers of Beef Enchilada Casserole

What Ingredients are in Beef Enchilada Casserole?

  • Flour tortillas – I use flour tortillas because I like how soft they are but if you want a more authentic enchilada experience feel free to substitute corn tortillas. They will most likely be smaller so you may need a few more.
  • Red enchilada sauce – My favorite part! I highly recommend making this homemade red enchilada sauce because it has such an amazing flavor (and can be made up to 2 weeks ahead of time) but you can also use your favorite brand of store bought enchilada sauce.
  • Seasoned ground beef & onions – Ground beef and onions are cooked together with taco seasoning for a spicy beef filling.
  • Cheddar cheese – It wouldn’t be an enchilada without cheese! You can use sharp or mild cheddar or use a Mexican blend if you prefer. 

How to Make Beef Enchilada Casserole:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown ground beef for 5 minutes. Add onions and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add taco seasoning to the beef along with ¼ cup of water and stir together. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until the liquid mostly disappeared.
  4. In a greased, 11×9 casserole dish add ½ cup of the enchilada sauce, and then place two tortillas on top of it so that they cover the bottom of the dish.
  5. Place 1/2 of the beef on top of the tortillas, followed by ½ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Place two more tortillas on top of the cheese and repeat the beef, enchilada sauce, and cheese. Place the final two tortillas on top and pour remaining enchilada sauce over it followed by cheese.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to bake for 10 minutes.

how to make Beef Enchilada Casserole

What to Serve with Beef Enchilada Casserole:

BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Beef Enchilada Casserole

Beef Enchilada Casserole is layers of seasoned ground beef, cheese, enchilada sauce, and soft flour tortillas baked until everything is hot and bubbly. It's an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
Beef Enchilada Casserole on a fork
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Taco seasoning
  • 2 cups Enchilada sauce
  • 6 8-inch Flour tortillas
  • 12 ounce Cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brown ground beef for 5 minutes. Add onions and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add taco seasoning to the beef along with ¼ cup of water and stir together. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until the liquid mostly disappeared.
  • In a greased, 11x9 casserole dish add ½ cup of the enchilada sauce, and then place two tortillas on top of it so that they cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Place 1/2 of the beef on top of the tortillas, followed by ½ cup of the enchilada sauce, and 1 cup of cheese.
  • Place two more tortillas on top of the cheese and repeat the beef, enchilada sauce, and cheese. Place the final two tortillas on top and pour remaining enchilada sauce over it followed by cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to bake for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 969mg, Potassium: 336mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 14.9%, Vitamin C: 2.4%, Calcium: 29.6%, Iron: 18.6%
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef enchilada, dinner casserole, easy casserole recipe, enchilada casserole recipe