Beef Enchiladas Recipe | Kita Roberts

Make Ahead Ground Beef Enchiladas

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 478kcal
Author Kita Roberts


  • 1 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 red pepper chopped (some for serving, some for filling)
  • 1 onion chopped (some for serving, some for filling)
  • 14 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 6 oz Monteray jack cheese
  • 1 recipe enchilada sauce *recipe below


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (If preparing ahead, do not preheat the oven until ready to cook)
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, 7 to 10 minutes. 
  • Drain if needed Stir in some red onion and pepper and cook until soft, 5 minutes longer. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the beans.
  • If you are prepping this ahead of time, store extra onions and red pepper in an airtight container. Store the cooked ground beef, onions and peppers, in their own container. Place in the fridge until ready to cook.

When ready to cook:

  • Spread 3/4 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. 
  • Fill each tortilla with beef mixture. Roll tightly and place seam side tucked down into prepared dish. 
  • Cover with sauce and cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes. Cheese will be melted and browning and sauce will by bubbly.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 5.3mg