Beef Enchiladas with Flour Tortillas


A simple, quick, easy beef enchiladas recipe. Ground beef and onion are wrapped in flour tortillas, topped with Cheddar cheese and black olives, then baked. This is also great with leftover chicken, shredded beef, or turkey. Serve with a green salad or beans and rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 (1.5 ounce) package dry enchilada sauce mix

  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained


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

  2. Cook ground beef and onion in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until beef is evenly browned and onion is tender.

    Beef and onion cooking in a skillet until beef is done and onions are tender.

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  3. Prepare enchilada sauce according to package directions. Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

    1/4 cup of enchilada sauce poured into baking dish.

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  4. Place an equal portion of the ground beef mixture and about 1 ounce of Cheddar cheese on each flour tortilla, reserving at least 1/2 cup of cheese. Then tightly roll the tortillas.

    Equal parts of beef and cheese added to tortillas.

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  5. Place rolled tortillas seam side down in the baking dish.

    beef enchiladas placed seam side down in a baking dish with enchilada sauce in the bottom.

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  6. Pour remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese and olives.

    Remaining sauce poured over, then topped with cheese and olives.

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce is bubbly and cheese is thoroughly melted, about 20 minutes.

    Enchiladas baked until browned and bubbly.

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  8. Garnish to taste and serve with your favorite side. Enjoy!

    a low angle view looking at two plated beef enchiladas with a side of Spanish rice.

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Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in serving size and baking time when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
21g Fat
41g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1274mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 303mg 23%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 239mg 5%

* 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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