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Cheesy beef enchiladas

These creamy, cheesy beef enchiladas are so good, they might just replace a taco Tuesday! This recipe is delicious and only takes 45 minutes.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (Only use 23 tablespoons) 
  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 19 ounce can of red enchilada sauce
  • 8 tortillas


  1. Preheat your oven or smoker to 350°F.
  2. In a medium sized pan add olive oil on medium heat and cook your diced onions until they soften and start to brown. Scoop them into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Brown the ground beef in the same pan on medium high. Drain the excess grease and turn the heat down to medium.
  4. Stir back in the cooked onions, taco seasoning, 1-2 tablespoons of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. (Or just use the liquid for mild)
  5. Add chicken stock, scraping the pan to get all of the excess bits from the bottom of the pan. Then add half of the shredded cheese.
  6. Gently stir the mixture until the cheese has melted and the beef mixture is creamy. Remove pan from heat.
  7. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  8. Open a tortilla and fill with 3-4 tablespoons of the beef mixture in the center. Roll the tortilla and lay in the dish, fold side down. Repeat until the entire dish is filled with tortillas from end to end.
  9. Cover the top of the tortillas with the remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle the remaining amount of cheese on top.
  10. Bake in your oven or smoker for 20 minutes until the sauce is warmed up and the cheese is melted through.
  11. Top with fresh cilantro and any additional toppings you like such as sour cream, pico de Gallo, guacamole, or pickled jalapeños.
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Cuisine: Mexican