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Beef & Bean Enchiladas Recipe

Beef & Bean Enchiladas Recipe

These tried-and-true enchiladas are just what you need on rushed weeknights. Myra Innes — Auburn, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, warmed
  • 1 can (2-1/2 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, dried minced onion, chili powder and salt; heat through.
  • 2. Place about 1/3 cupful down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with onion and cheese. Fold bottom and sides over filling. Pour sauce over top; garnish with olives. Yield: 10 enchiladas.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 378 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 993mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein .

Reviews for Beef & Bean Enchiladas

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"This is not an enchilada, it's a beef and bean burrito smothered in red chile."

Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Try using Stew Meat instead of Ground Beef just cook well and chop up alittle and add to the beans -For a ready great twist....."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"Fantastic!!! I cheated and used low sodium taco mix to be sure of taste as some chili powder has strong taste I'm not crazy about and was afraid to mess up the meat.

I like Mexican seasoned pinto or charro beans and my adult daughter likes refried. I like mild sauce and she likes medium. So I decided at grocery store to make us both happy. Cooked 1 pound ground beef and divided it in half in two containers and put our beans in our own containers and mixed them up. I got a total of 17 enchiladas so whole can of sauce per batch was okay. I also used double the cheese (oops) as we were making them which might be why we had more enchiladas. To heat them and melt the cheese I put in 350 oven for 20 minutes. You can make a kids batch and hotter batch for the adults this way.
Thanks so much for the recipe. A dollop of sour cream is really good! We chopped up whole onion so we sprinkled over cheese we put on top of enchilada sauce. I didn't mean to change recipe but my bad memory lost track of measurements as we were making them as recipe was on tiny cell phone screen ha ha. We will have some tomorrow as well and freeze the rest.
My daughter said they were like Taco Bell enchiritos only better!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"The family voted this is a keeper, but I will add more spices as they were kind of bland. I also will bake them as it was frustrating to have to do them one at a time and I think baking them would blend the ingredients more and add the flavor. Plus everyone's is ready at the same time. I too only used 1 can of beans and 1/2 pd beef. That made 6 for us and they were full enough."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I know, I know, you're supposed to read the entire recipe before beginning. That said, because the recipe said enchiladas I assumed I would be rolling these and baking them. When I got to the step with the raw onions and wrapping them like a burrito, I thought, "these are are the strangest enchiladas." Anyway they were very good once I added some red pepper."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"I used to make a recipe for burritoes that was on the back of a campbells chili beef soup can. They have either since stopped making that soup or they stopped carrying it in my area. This recipe tastes very very close to those same burritoes. The enchillada sauce could probably be left out or halfed. It does make quite a few but they freeze excellent, so you can just take a couple out and pop them into microwave for a quick lunch."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I used only 1 16oz. can of refried beans, 2 cans would have been too much. Very good other than that."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I used only 1 16oz. can of refried beans and found it to be plenty. 2 would have been too much. Otherwise very good!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I agree with a couple prior reviews that it needs more seasoning, but I used garlic salt. I've also substituted pinto beans for the refried beans.

to jzmndreams--what a negative attitude!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"First time I made this it was way too bland. The second time I added a packet of taco seasoning, increased the minced onion & chili powder to 1T, 1/3 c taco sauce, & 1/4 t red pepper flakes."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"Fabulous and easy!!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"I added more onions to the meat mixture, as well as a few chopped jalapenos. I also put some salsa on top after it was done cooking. Husband and I both loved it! Def a keeper."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Call them burritos or enchiladas, they're very good! Made half the recipe (plus 4.5 oz. can chopped green chilis) and baked for twenty minutes as suggested. topped with sour cream and chopped green onions. Wonderful!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Wouldn't this actually be considered a burrito? Like a Beef and Bean Burrito with 'enchilada sauce'?"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"This is a great recipe! I substituted one can of black beans for one can of refried beans. I also added one minced onion to the beef as I was browing it. Next time I will place the enchiladas in a baking dish and pour a large can of enchilada sauce and sharp cheese over all and bake for 20-30 minutes."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Oh man! These things are the Bomb! I added 4 minced jalepenos to the beans."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"Very Good. Used 1 can refried beans, added 1- 4.5oz chopped green chilis and monterey jack cheese."

Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe with 98% fat-free ground turkey, fat-free refried beans and 2% Cheddar cheese. The enchiladas were moist and tasty. I would certainly make it again."

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