Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas Recipe
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Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas Recipe

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This recipe for this spicy main dish came from my collection of Relief Society cookbooks compiled by the women's organization of our church.—Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 804 calories, 35g fat (17g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1778mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 47g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, tomato sauce, cumin and garlic salt; cook for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, spread 2-3 tablespoons refried beans over each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon of Monterey Jack cheese and 1 tablespoon olives. Roll up.
  3. Place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and olives. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef-Topped Bean Enchiladas in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p15

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 26151
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"I liked it as is but my other half wanted it with corn tortillas."

acooley1 User ID: 62623 56332
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"This recipe was easy, filling, and delicious. I served it with a Mexican style rice mix and a green salad. I will make this again."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 86619
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"This was pretty good. I think it might be better if the beef mixture and the beans were combined. I found the beef on top was a bit dry and a bit much."

schmidtann00 User ID: 5412282 71784
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This looks good but it is clearly a BURRITO."

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