Beef Enchiladas – seasoned ground beef, onions, green chiles, roasted poblanos, and cheese wrapped in grilled tortillas. Topped with enchilada sauce and cheese and baked to bubbly perfection.
The sky is beautifully blue today, but it is still cold. When it feels like spring will never arrive, combat the cold with a comforting dish. Beef Enchiladas have a richly-seasoned ground beef mixture rolled up in tortillas, smothered with sauce and cheese, and baked to bubbly perfection. Perfect for the cold weather blues!
Ingredients for Beef Enchiladas
These enchiladas are easy to pull together and don’t take a lot of time to make. To make this dish, you will need:
- ground beef
- green chiles
- cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses
- red enchilada sauce
Ground beef and onions provide the base for the filling. A roasted poblano and green chiles add more flavor and texture. Enchilada sauce brings the filling together.
Either homemade or canned enchilada sauce can be used in this recipe. I actually use both in these enchiladas. A homemade sauce brings the beef filling together and canned sauce finishes the assembled enchiladas. I came across a recipe for homemade enchilada sauce several months ago that has become my go-to sauce. The flavors are absolutely perfect. To try this homemade sauce, visit COOKIE + kate and try this homemade enchilada sauce recipe.
Before assembling the enchiladas, I char the tortillas on both sides. This can be done over a gas flame or on a griddle. This helps to prevent the tortillas from turning soggy while the enchiladas bake. It also adds a little extra texture.
Enchiladas need cheese and these enchiladas have a healthy dose – a blend of cheddar and Pepper Jack. These enchiladas bake up to bubbly, cheesy perfection. These beef enchiladas are a family favorite. If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below and tag me on Instagram #mycasualpantry so I can see your creation.
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Grilled tortillas are rolled around a filling of seasoned ground beef, onions, green chiles, roasted poblanos, and cheese.
- 1 3/4 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 large onion, finely diced
- 1 poblano, roasted
- 4.5 ounces green chiles, canned
- 3 cups enchilada sauce, homemade or canned, divided
- 5 large flour tortillas (8-9 inch)
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
- 1 scallion, chopped, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the ground beef and the onion and cook until beef is no longer pink, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Drain the excess fat. Add the green chiles and the chopped roasted poblano. (1) Stir in 2 cups of enchilada sauce. Set aside.
Preheat a griddle pan over medium heat. Toast the flour tortillas on each side until lightly browned but still pliable.
To assemble, spoon 1/5 of the beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top with approx. 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Roll up each tortilla and place, seam-side down, in a 9x13 casserole or lasagna pan. Pour remaining 1 cup of enchilada sauce over the enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes until heated through. (2) Garnish with chopped scallions and serve.
(1) To roast the poblano, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place poblano on a sheet pan and drizzle with oil. Roast until charred on all sides. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool to the touch, peel off the skin, remove the stem and the seeds. Most of the seeds will come out with the stem. Slice the poblano in half-lengthwise and scrape out any remaining seeds.
(2) To make enchiladas ahead of time. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate. Bring the dish to room temperature before baking as indicated above.