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Skillet Beef Enchiladas
4.93 from 14 votes

Skillet Beef Enchiladas

A very tasty skillet beef enchiladas recipe. This Mexican-inspired dish is an easier and quicker version of traditional enchiladas. No filling, no rolling, and no baking.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 711 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef , ( 90/10 or 93/7)
  • 15 oz red enchilada sauce, (about 2 cups)
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes and green chilies , (such as from Rotel)
  • cups diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin or taco seasoning, (add more according to your liking)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, (cut the corn tortillas in half and cut again crosswise)
  • cups cheese, (Colby Jack cheese, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or a combination of these cheeses)


  • Heat ¼ cup of oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat until simmering. Fry the tortilla until lightly brown and crisp. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Set aside.
    Leave about 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Add ground beef, cook undisturbed for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Start breaking up the meat with a spatula for 1 minute, then add onion, and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the meat is browned.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the diced tomatoes and green chilies, and enchilada sauce. Dip about 2 cups of tortilla chips briefly in the sauce. Submerge them in the sauce using the spatula. Simmer until the sauce is thickened for about 7 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Add in the remaining tortilla chips, then sprinkle with cheese. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and cook until the cheese is melted (for about 3 minutes), OR transfer the skillet to oven and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling for about 1-2 minutes If using the latter option be sure to use an oven-safe skillet.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, such as: avocado, sour cream, jalapeno, scallion, etc.



Sodium: 1597mgCalcium: 429mgVitamin C: 14mgVitamin A: 1217IUSugar: 12gFiber: 8gPotassium: 714mgCholesterol: 125mgCalories: 711kcalSaturated Fat: 18gFat: 39gProtein: 38gCarbohydrates: 53gIron: 5mg
Keyword beef enchiladas, enchiladas, skillet beef enchiladas
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