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Beef 'n' Rice Enchiladas Recipe

Beef 'n' Rice Enchiladas Recipe

With a toddler in the house, I look for foods that are a snap to make. Loaded with beef, cheese and a flavorful rice mix, these enchiladas come together with out any fuss. But they're so good that guests think I spent hours in the kitchen. -Jennifer Smith Colona, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 package (6.8 ounces) Spanish rice and pasta mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 10 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divded


  • 1. Prepare rice mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in Spanish rice and 1-1/4 cups enchilada sauce.
  • 2. Spoon about 2/3 cup beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top each with 1/3 cup cheese; roll up.
  • 3. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with the remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 10 enchiladas.

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bigghunkk1 User ID: 8135399 271506
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2017

"Great recipe I love it"

mikenmarg User ID: 8582934 265199
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2017 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"Haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sounds easy and tasty. One suggestion-- I make my own enchilada sauce with pantry ingredients. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and can't be beat for flavor OR price."

judontmesswithme User ID: 7075186 260040
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"This was such a good recipe. We put some guacamole on top as well, and everyone loved it. We will definitely make this again."

NaQuetta User ID: 8915569 257522
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"I made this for my family tonight and it was delicious!! I love Taste of Home. We cook from the books about 4 times a week!"

[email protected] User ID: 2316088 253678
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"This is amazing! I used Old El Paso medium ench. sauce, and the spiciness was just right. The only problem I had was stretching the filling to fit 10 tortillas, so I made 8 fuller ones, which is perfect for our fam of 4!!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 251915
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"These are quick, easy and very flavorful. Usually I make a recipe "as is" before I spice things up a bit, but not with this one, it's so easy to tweak. I doubled everything except the sauce & cheese & used 10" tortillas. I added 2 envelopes of taco seasoning to the meat- 1 regular & 1 spicy. I used 2 cans of enchilada sauce mixed together- 1 spicy red & 1 mild green. I used 2 packages of rice mix- 1 Spanish & 1 Mexican & added a cup of enchilada sauce to the rice with a bit of water when making. Took longer to heat thru because of my changes, but was hot & bubbly in about 25 minutes. I would definately make these again, the 10" tortillas made a nice big serving & fit in my glass pan perfectly. Leftovers are excellent too, just enough zip for heat lovers."

sjpoor User ID: 2565047 249449
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Pretty good and certainly didn't hear any complaints. These are certainly easy to make. I used the Mexican Rice/Roni and didn't add another thing. We topped them with salsa, sour cream, green onions and olives. Left overs tonight. I did spray the pan with cooking spray and was glad I did. They did take a little longer to get hot but sat a bit before going into the oven as my guys weren't home from work yet. We also really like the Creamy chicken Enchilidas made with the Cream of chicken soup. Yumm"

amehart User ID: 1464390 244670
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Excellent meal - family loved it! Simple to prepare and always seem to have these ingredients on hand. We will definitely be making again."

lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 244418
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"These are very tasty! And they are simple to make. It makes for a quick, budget friendly meal."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 242514
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"My mom said these were the best homemade beef enchiladas she's ever had. :)"

Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 226583
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"These are great! And easy. I made them many times, then lost my recipe. My husband has been asking for them, and then I found it again. Thank you so much for this recipe! My husband is so happy."

crittersitter2 User ID: 7646218 225487
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"I've made these several times now, We I think they're awesome and very easy."

Sylatha User ID: 7781258 62880
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Excellent! My daughter had to make a Spanish dish for school she made these and they were just AWESOME!"

Helem User ID: 3356086 140075
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Gary's new favorite. I added onion, green chilies, black olives and taco seasoning."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 104300
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"I really enjoyed these and so did my 7 year old. My husband doesn't like rice, but said the filling had great flavor. I can't wait to eat the leftovers. Made exactly as written except for using whole wheat tortillas."

menicki User ID: 87508 84316
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"I make this several times a month. the only thing different is I use corn tortillas, as we don't care for the flour ones. this is a great dish"

lesgprice User ID: 5866130 62860
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?"

bdoll01 User ID: 6575406 206206
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"This was very good. We will be making it again."

greggm59 User ID: 3206221 114966
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"Made a half recipe, used La Preferida mild red chile enchilada sauce and served on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Delicious!"

JeffromeB User ID: 7247544 135211
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"This was AMAZING! I ate it and loved it and then immediately shipped my pants!!!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 69990
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"Very tasty and easy! This will definitely be a 'regular'."

Candy Foulke User ID: 3639924 140074
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"I made these last night and they were absolutely delicious. I did use the Mexican Rice a Roni instead of the Spanish Rice one because we prefer it, and could not have been happier. Served it up with sour cream, black olive slices and fresh chopped tomato. I also mixed a can of mild with a can of hot enchilada sauce for a bit of heat. I will definitely be making these again."

NinaJ User ID: 2056812 114965
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"I took the leftovers of this to work and shared with a co-worker who came over and hugged me after trying them. Now I make extras just to take in for him. Great dish, quick and easy"

hllywod User ID: 6218871 141986
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I loved this, so simple yet delicious! I also added in chopped onions and green peppers into my meat when cooking it. Really hit the spot!"

katelo User ID: 5797050 140069
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"big hit with my 5 year old and husband!! substituted taco sauce for about 1/4 of the enchilada sauce! sooo good!"

arstephia User ID: 1238521 206205
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"We love this recipe, but I do add a can of black beans to the meat/rice mixture for a better consistency and it makes it more filling. I can make 2 9x13 pans out of this recipe that way too. (adding more enchilada sauce of course)"

E.Smith User ID: 5540718 147989
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Very good! This is yet another recipe from this site that my husband can't get enough of, which is fine with me cause I love them too!"

[email protected] User ID: 5407286 147988
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I liked them! Very easy."

deamccoy User ID: 5606464 134765
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"my family loves these enchiladas. i am fequently requested to make them again."

lmh126 User ID: 2148575 69987
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"This recipe lives up to its description and comments by the person who submitted it. My family loves these enchiladas!"

leclrm User ID: 2436562 54802
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"I've made this recipe several times! It's quick and easy, and my husband has even made it for his buddies on hunting/fishing trips."

tweety04 User ID: 4435077 58981
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I have made this over and over...My family and friends always ask for the recipe after they taste it...For the Spanish Ric and pasta Mix--I use the Spanish Rice a Roni and it calls to use chopped tomatoes...I use the tomatoes with jalapeños, and for the enchilada sauce I use medium...It gives it just the right kick...Mmmm!! I'm getting hungry for it again...See ya later...I have enchiladas to do... :)"

CaityTrigger User ID: 4744740 69984
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"My boyfriend and I were looking for a quick meal one night and this was quick, easy, and delicious!! He is one picky eater and loves this recipe!"

Tuon User ID: 4627352 206204
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"Very easy recipe and quite good. I think my rice mix wasn't very spicy. Might add some chili powder next time. And for some reason I ended up with way more than 10 enchiladas! LOL That's okay though, just made for more yummy leftovers. Thanks for the great recipe."

munderhill User ID: 4602633 139888
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"My whole family loved this...great flavor, but not overly spicy for the little ones! Super recipe! Thank you!"

Aveena User ID: 4562269 54796
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"mmmmmmm so good! I bought the "mild" enchilada sauce and I may buy the "medium" next time to add some spice to this recipe. I also chopped up some green peppers and added them to the hamburger. This recipe was very simple, easy, and quick!"

sarawoodside User ID: 3671644 135210
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I thought I had some spanish rice but it was chicken. Instead of going to the store I just used it. It was the kind that is already fixed you just warm it up. It was really very good. I will try this again with the right kind of rice just to see what it should taste like but over all I loved it."

amberjcarr User ID: 4498687 147976
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I have never made enchiladas.. this is so easy and both my husband and I agree that it tastes just like it is a dish from a mexican restaurant. I put shredded lettuce and light sour cream on the side to eat it with and it was absolutely delish! This is now a regular in our meal rotation. Great recipe! :)"

treefrogeyes User ID: 2661680 139886
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"It is soooo easy to make and you can add other ingredients with it."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 139884
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008 Edited Jul. 6, 2017

"Wow! What a wonderful recipe! I always make sure that I have Spanish rice mix in the pantry now. Kids all enjoy it too. I usually make all the enchiladas in two separate dishes, that way I can freeze one and enjoy at a later date. Works well. Thanks for the recipe."

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