Microwave Beef & Cheese Enchiladas Recipe
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Microwave Beef & Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

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Every time I make these enchiladas, they go really fast. Fix them for a speedy weeknight meal, a neighborhood potluck, even a tailgate. —Karen Moore, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canned chopped green chilies
  • 6 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Shredded lettuce and sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas (calculated without optional ingredients): 538 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 1117mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Crumble beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; add onion. Microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in 1 cup cheese, 1/4 cup enchilada sauce and green chilies.
  2. Place about 1/2 cup beef mixture off center on each tortilla. Roll up and place in a greased 11x7-in. microwave-safe dish, seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce.
  3. Microwave, covered, on high for 5-6 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cook, uncovered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. If desired, serve with lettuce and sour cream. Yield: 3 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Beef & Cheese Enchiladas in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

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