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5-Ingredient Beef Enchilada Casserole

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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These 5-ingredient enchiladas are about to make dinners way, way easier. Budget-friendly ingredients like ground beef, plus a quick no-roll technique for putting them together, means this flavourful casserole is equal parts money- and sanity-saving. They’re ready for the oven in just 20 minutes, so you can get on with your life, and the handfuls of melty cheese on top will make even your pickiest eaters happy. If all that wasn’t enough, we’ve also included make-ahead directions, so you can even take this straight from freezer to oven on your busiest nights.
Created May 30, 2018
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  • 1 pkg (8 count) Old El Paso™ Large Flour Tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups black bean or corn salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican four-cheese blend


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Lightly fold 8 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for (8 inch) in half and place folded-side-down in dish; set aside.
  • 3
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef with salt to taste over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to large bowl. Add 1/4 cup mild enchilada sauce, black bean or corn salsa and 1 cup of the shredded Mexican four-cheese blend; stir to combine.
  • 4
    Divide beef mixture evenly among tortillas; wrap tortillas around filling and place seam side down.
  • 5
    Pour remaining mild enchilada sauce and remaining 1 cup shredded Mexican four-cheese blend over enchiladas. Spray sheet of foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 6
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • 7
    To freeze: Spray 2 (8-inch) disposable foil cake pans with cooking spray. After covering pans with sprayed foil, place in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bags, or wrap in double layer of plastic wrap. Label and freeze. To bake: Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove from plastic, and place foil-covered pan(s) on cookie sheet. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 165°F. If baking from frozen, bake 1 hour, then remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Bean salsa, corn salsa or a mix of both make these easy enchiladas special, but any salsa will do in a pinch.
  • Tip 2
    Shredded lettuce, guacamole, salsa and sour cream all make great garnishes for this easy baked dinner.

Nutrition Information

464.3 Calories, 21.7g Total Fat, 28.8g Protein, 38.1g Total Carbs, 1.9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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