Quick and Easy Enchilada Recipe

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In the past month since I’ve been sharing quick/kid friendly recipes for the local challenge, I thought I needed to share some of our families favorite dinner recipes with all of you. I’m always searching for new recipes to change things up around here, so why not share our tried and true? This Quick and Easy Enchilada Recipe is a meal my mom made for us kids when we were younger, and she still makes when I get together with my siblings. For a long time, I hadn’t introduced it to my kids, but once I did, it became a quick favorite. I added the black beans to my moms recipe, I love to use them to extend the reach of the ground beef.

Black Bean Enchiladas

I try to  buy ground beef in bulk and cook it, then freeze it into 1/2 pound ziploc bags. Then I just grab a bag, mix it with a can or two of black beans with Old El Paso Enchilada sauce (mild for me) and I’ve got myself a meal! Feel free to add anything else into the filler mixture. I just place some of the mixture into a tortilla, roll it up, place it into my pan (already filled with some sauce on the bottom), then toss some cheese on top.



Quick and Easy Enchiladas

It only cooks for about 20 minutes, so I think I can pretty easily say this is an under 30 minute meal from start to finish (if I have my beef cooked ahead of time).  I had a little extra filling after stuffing the tortillas, and just put it on the side of the pan to cook.

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Quick and Easy Enchilada Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Enchilada Recipe with ground beef and black beans inside of flour tortillas topped with cheese. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and avocado.
Course: Tex-Mex
Cuisine: Main Dish
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 12-18 Flour Tortillas
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • garnish: sour cream salsa avocado
  1. Cook ground beef
  2. Mix ground beef with can of black beans (add a second can to go further)
  3. Mix enchilada sauce into beef mixture
  4. Spread some enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a greased 9x13 dish
  5. Roll tortilla's with beef mixture inside
  6. After filling the pan with 12 or so tortillas, spread remaining enchilada sauce mixture on top
  7. Spread shredded cheese
  8. Cook at 350 for 20 minutes




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  1. We love enchiladas at our house – these look great and so easy! I need easy these days.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Me too, I’ll take easy recipes any day!

      • DIANE CORTOPASSI says:

        Recipe not clear on the enchilada sauce. I assume the can is divided but doesn’t state that.

  2. I love that a great meal can be so Easy! I added your Chicken Tortilla Soup to my weekly meal plan post today!

  3. I love quick and easy dinners…especially Mexican ones! It looks awesome!!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      One of the easiest I know!

  4. Looks yummy! 🙂

  5. We love enchiladas for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Plus the Old El Paso products are so good and who really feels like cooking from scratch every night. I know I don’t so I really appreciate a dependable convenient product like these.

  6. Mmmm…you had me at quick & easy. And enchilada…I’ve never met an enchilada I didn’t like. These sound awesome!

  7. Jenn says:

    This looks amazing!!! And I always love something with quick and easy in the title! 😉 Definitely have to try this.

  8. That is my kind of dinner! I love it!

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