30-Minute Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchiladas

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Cheesy enchiladas made with red and green chile sauces are enough to rock your taste buds. Enchiladas that can be on your table in 30 minutes will
rock your night! 

 Delectible Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchiladas in 30 minutes?  Now you can.

Believe it or not, I was intimidated by the thought of making enchiladas for so long.  Then I embraced the simplicity of enchiladas and focused on capturing my favorite flavors of the southwest and wrapping it up into one simple meal that is on the table in 30 minutes.

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30-Minute Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchiladas

Donna Elick
Cheesy enchiladas with red and green chile sauces will rock your taste buds! This enchiladas recipe takes just 30 minutes to make!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Method Oven
Servings 8


Red Enchilada Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 15 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Enchilada Filling

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 15 ounce can green chile sauce
  • 7 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 16 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 8 ounces Colby Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounce can black olives, diced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sour cream, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Add flour and whisk for 2 minutes, to cook out the ‘floury’ taste.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; combine beef, salt, pepper and onion powder. Cook beef until browned breaking it apart with spatula as it cooks.
  • Once sauce and filling are started; wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and warm in the oven.
  • While the beef is cooking and the tortillas are warming; add chicken broth, enchilada sauce, coriander and pepper to your sauce pan. Whisk to combine bring to a boil, reduce to simmer.
  • Meanwhile add green chile sauce, green chiles, and beans. Stir to combine and cook until hot. About 5 minutes.
  • Remove tortillas from oven. Turn oven to 400°F. Open foil.
  • Ladle green chile sauce (about 1 cup) from filling mixture to cover the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish (or 2 smaller dishes). Ladle red sauce (about 1 cup) on top of the green chile sauce.
  • Lay a tortilla on a clean work surface. Spoon about ¼ cup of the beef filling into the center of the tortilla. Roll tortilla up, enclosing the filling and lay in the baking dish seam side down. Repeat until all tortillas are in the baking dish. Ladle remaining red sauce over the top of the enchiladas, covering them completely. Sprinkle cheese over top. Scatter black olives on top. Bake for 7-10 minutes until cheese is completely melted.
  • Garnish with sour cream and chopped cilantro. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 491cal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 4022mg | Sugar: 14g | Fiber: 10g | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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