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Honestly the BEST beef enchiladas you will ever have in your life! The secret to making them so good is in the homemade enchilada sauce.---plus they can be made ahead!
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Make-Ahead Beef Enchiladas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 276kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium sweet pepper diced
  • 1 can 4 oz green chiles, drained
  • 1 can 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce homemade recipe below
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, onion, garlic, and pepper, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink and veggies are tender. Stir in green chiles, black beans, spices, parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide beef filling between 8 flour tortillas and roll tightly up and place in a greased 9x13 pan. If freezing enchiladas, cover pan with tin foil and store in freezer up to 2 months.
  • When ready to bake enchiladas, remove from freezer and pour enchilada sauce evenly over enchiladas. Sprinkle with cheese and cover pan with foil. Bake enchiladas at 375F 30-35 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Enjoy enchiladas hot!


***NOTE: If baking enchiladas immediately after assembling, proceed with step 3 as directed, reducing bake time to 20-25 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 24.6g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 211mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 2.8g