Creamy Beef Enchiladas


I made up this recipe for beef enchiladas because I love cream cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 enchiladas


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix

  • ½ cup chopped sweet onion

  • 4 green onions, or to taste, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup chunky salsa

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 2 ½ cups enchilada sauce

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in seasoning mix until combined. Transfer beef mixture to a large bowl, reserving drippings in the skillet.

  3. Add sweet and green onions to the pan drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Add onions to the beef mixture, along with cream cheese and salsa; stir until cream cheese is completely melted.

  5. Arrange tortillas on a large, flat work surface. Divide beef mixture evenly among tortillas, spooning it in a line down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon pepper Jack cheese onto each tortilla, then roll tortilla up over the filling. Transfer to a baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over enchiladas, then sprinkle olives and remaining cheese over top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese melts completely, about 20 minutes.


You could sneak in chopped fresh spinach if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

655 Calories
40g Fat
42g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 655
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 1421mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 266mg 20%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 893mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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