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 User ID: 1603339 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 User ID: 1647804 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 User ID: 3039019 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 User ID: 1363224 143271
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"We thought these dish was very good.

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

digitalSuzi User ID: 1534472 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 User ID: 2959006 178631
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

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

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