Spanish Rice Enchiladas Recipe
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Spanish Rice Enchiladas Recipe

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My husband and son love ground geef in every way. It's versatile and delicious in so many recipes. With an assortment of toppings, these enchilas are a meal by themselves.—Corine Kirscher, Auburn, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 package (6.8 ounces) Spanish rice and pasta mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • Diced avocado, sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, sour cream and/or taco sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 646 calories, 26 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 2065 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Set aside 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning; add remaining seasoning to beef. Stir in 3/4 cup water; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute rice mix in butter over medium heat until golden brown. Add the tomatoes, contents of rice seasoning packet and remaining water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in beef mixture.
  3. Spread over tortillas to within 1/2 in. of edge. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine tomato sauce and reserved taco seasoning; pour over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 6 enchiladas.
Originally published as Spanish Rice Enchiladas in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p294

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"When satuing rice add a finly diced red & green bell pepper, save a bit for the top. We don't like olives so it adds color."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2009

"I made these for the first time last night & my family loved them! I used 2lbs of ground beef & added garlic salt & green chilies while it was cooking & they turned out awesome!!"

Reviewed May. 11, 2009

"I've made these enchiladas several times and they are absolutely delicious. For a more spicey, southwestern type of flavor, I use a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the plain diced tomatoes."

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