These easy beef enchiladas are the perfect weeknight meal. Easy to make and packed with flavor, once you try these, you’ll never go back to store-bought enchilada mixes!
With homemade sauce, these enchiladas pack an extra punch of flavor. Plus, they’re a lot healthier than store-bought mixes….it’s a win-win!
If you’ve never made homemade enchiladas, it’s so worth it—and easier than you think!
Why You Should Make These Easy Beef Enchiladas
These easy beef enchiladas are packed with flavor and are sure to become a family favorite.
This recipe is quick and easy to make. This recipe only takes about an hour to come together. But you can save even more time using store-bought sauce if desired.
Of course, the sauce is extra tasty and really makes this recipe shine. That’s why I recommend preparing double or triple batches of the sauce and filling to freeze for later use!
These easy beef enchiladas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo—serve with guacamole for an easy, tasty Mexican meal.
Steps to Make Easy Beef Enchiladas
This recipe follows a two-step process to prevent soggy tortillas that fall apart after baking.
First, lightly toast the corn tortillas in a bit of vegetable oil. Then, lightly coat the toasted tortillas on both sides in some of the sauce before assembling the enchiladas.
Here’s a tip to make these easy beef enchiladas even better. Build a stack of toasted and sauce-coated tortillas. This will help them stay warm and pliable until you are ready to assemble the enchiladas!
Make Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Homemade enchilada sauce is honestly so much tastier than store-bought…and it’s easy to make! Enchilada sauce is usually made with tomatoes, chili peppers, and other flavors.
Making this sauce and freezing it is a good idea, especially because you can use it for other dishes, too!
This sauce is made with butter, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and lots of spices. To save time and keep things simple, you’ll use chili powder instead of fresh chilis. It’s still super flavorful but keeps things quick and easy!
What To Serve With These Enchiladas
Or, cook some flavorful Mexican rice—it goes so well with enchiladas! Beans are another great staple option to serve with these enchiladas.
Aside from freezing the sauce, you could also freeze these enchiladas to reheat later. When you need a quick, filling dinner, pull these out of the freezer and enjoy.
Making these easy beef enchiladas lets you enjoy tons of flavor without any stress. Especially with the yummy (and easy-to-make) enchilada sauce, these pack a powerful punch!