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Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Warm up a cold winter night with a hearty serving of Tex-Mex food. These enchiladas have a flavorful combination of ingredients and a rich homemade sauce. This easy one-dish meal gives me more time to spend with guests. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Combine with cottage cheese, olives, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Place about 1/3 cup filling on each tortilla; roll up. Place tortillas, seam side down, in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 3. For sauce, saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomato sauce, green chilies, chili powder, sugar and garlic powder. Pour over tortillas.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 698 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 2061mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265655
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"The best beef enchilada recipe we use!"

modestcook User ID: 4044770 410
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"My wife and I like this recipe, I followed it to the letter. It says to put in ungreased pan, I won't do that again, it stuck to the dish and it was hard getting it out in one piece. We didn't think it was bland. I wouldn't omit or add anything to this recipe."

Mshell5701 User ID: 5259782 312
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"Thought it was kind of bland....I might use the idea and and my own little kick next time"

equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 434
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"To add... I also add about 2Tsp of taco seasoning."

equestsarah81 User ID: 5110682 345
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These are REALLY easy and REALLY good to make! I do add some chopped & peeled green chiles too. Also, I don't make the "Sauce" I just use a 16oz jar of El Paso Chunky salsa (makes this even quicker)."

linzerbug User ID: 161685 1201
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010 Edited Nov. 20, 2014

"Omitted olives for our personal taste. Delicious. Great recipe to freeze too for smaller families."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 433
Reviewed May. 6, 2010

"My husband really liked this recipe. I thought it was somewhat bland so I added salsa at the table."

moonmom User ID: 3845440 198294
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Family raved on how good this was. Hardly had any leftovers."

mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 95
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it many times already, and it is definitely my favorite. :) When I was out of tomato sauce I used V8 juice & it was really good! This has become a regular at our house. I love it!"

christinemack116 User ID: 4285275 425
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"one of my favorite recipes"

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