Easy Enchiladas

Easy Enchiladas (Beef or Chicken)

WOW!!! These are incredible! Better than the enchiladas at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I absolutely love this. A favorite enchilada recipe of mine.

Because of the many different options, it is also very versatile.

Frying the tortillas gives them texture and develops the flavor better. I will never skip that again, no matter how tempted I am.

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Easy Enchiladas (Beef or Chicken)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

These Enchiladas really are easy. Delicious too!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy Enchiladas
Servings: 4
Calories: 390 kcal
  • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder more or less for your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheese I like the jack or cheddar combos
  • 1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
  • olive optional
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • oil
  1. If using chicken, boil the chicken in water. Then rinse and shred with a fork. Add onion and garlic.
  2. If using ground beef, brown with onion and garlic, drain.
  3. Add the next 7 ingredients (Worcestershire sauce through black pepper).
  4. In another skillet, heat oil. Add tortillas, one at a time, for 10 seconds on each side. Drain on paper towel.
  5. In 10x13 baking pan, pour just enough enchilada sauce in the bottom to coat the bottom of the pan.
  6. Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of meat mixture. Cheese, onions, and/or olives can be put inside each enchilada at this time if desired.
  7. Roll tortilla and place seam side down in a pan. Continue with remaining tortillas.
  8. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with cheese (additional olives may be added if desired). At this time, pan may be refrigerated for several hours or overnight.
  9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (30 minutes if refrigerated).
  10. Top with sour cream.


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Recipe based on one by IBShirley
Photo by Ashley Cuoco