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Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Warm up a cold winter night with a hearty serving of Tex-Mex food. These enchiladas have a flavorful combination of ingredients and a rich homemade sauce. This easy one-dish meal gives me more time to spend with guests. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Combine with cottage cheese, olives, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Place about 1/3 cup filling on each tortilla; roll up. Place tortillas, seam side down, in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 3. For sauce, saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomato sauce, green chilies, chili powder, sugar and garlic powder. Pour over tortillas.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 698 calories, 38 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 2,061 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 45 g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"My wife and I like this recipe, I followed it to the letter. It says to put in ungreased pan, I won't do that again, it stuck to the dish and it was hard getting it out in one piece. We didn't think it was bland. I wouldn't omit or add anything to this recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"Thought it was kind of bland....I might use the idea and and my own little kick next time"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"To add... I also add about 2Tsp of taco seasoning."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These are REALLY easy and REALLY good to make! I do add some chopped & peeled green chiles too. Also, I don't make the "Sauce" I just use a 16oz jar of El Paso Chunky salsa (makes this even quicker)."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010 Edited Nov. 20, 2014

"Omitted olives for our personal taste. Delicious. Great recipe to freeze too for smaller families."

Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"My husband really liked this recipe. I thought it was somewhat bland so I added salsa at the table."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Family raved on how good this was. Hardly had any leftovers."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it many times already, and it is definitely my favorite. :) When I was out of tomato sauce I used V8 juice & it was really good! This has become a regular at our house. I love it!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"one of my favorite recipes"

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