Hearty Beef Enchilada Recipe
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Hearty Beef Enchilada Recipe

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Created by my daughter, this spicy, meaty and cheesy casserole is great for a get-together with family and friends. I make it frequently for potlucks.—Marina Castle, North Hollywood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • Optional ingredients: Sour cream and avocado slices

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients): 350 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, layer three tortillas, beef mixture, broth, tomato sauce and enchilada sauce; sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Add three tortillas, beans, Mexicorn, green chilies, half of the olives and 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, cheese and olives.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Serve with sour cream and avocado if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Beef Enchilada in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p20

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 116723
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Very good flavor, however, 6 hours was way too long to cook this in my crockpot. It burned on the bottom and sides. It was also a little dry, but that could be because it burned."

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