Enchilada Beef Recipe
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Enchilada Beef Recipe

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This family favorite is really easy to make. Its simple preparation, zippy flavor and melted cheese make it irresistible! —Loraine E. Meyer, Bend, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons enchilada sauce mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed corn chips
  • Additional corn chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 483 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1245mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 38g protein .


  1. Place onion in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Crumble beef over onion and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, stirring once; drain.
  2. Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste, green chilies and sauce mix. Spread half of beef mixture in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining beef mixture. Cover and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Sprinkle with crushed corn chips and remaining cheese. Microwave 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional corn chips if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Enchilada Beef in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p28

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pajamaangel 238686
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"This was just ok. I did not use the microwave. I made this on the stovetop and just threw it in the oven after putting on the cheese and chips for 15 minutes. Good with a dollop of sour cream on top."

pacgirl 97839
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"I have made this dish twice. Very tasty! However, I didn't make it in the microwave. I browned the onion and hamburger on the stove, then put it in a baking dish and baked it for 15 min in the oven. I also put some corn chips on the bottom and in the middle layer. Great leftovers for me to take to work."

phillin 97838
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"This dish did not have a bad taste, however I thought it was more like home made hamburger helper."

juliesprincess 143271
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"We thought these dish was very good.

We love Mexican, though.
The chips really added to the taste."

digitalSuzi 104106
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"I made this and wasn't sure if my family would like it. They scarfed it down immediately. Big hit."

cjgrouchy 178631
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"Very easy, my family loved it. I served it with a salad and Spanish rice."

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