Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

My Mother came up with this recipe because my family loved Enchilada's. We had these often when we were growing up. For a cold winter's night this is a good supper dish to warm the soul!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • onion powder or 12 cup chopped onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) canchopped Old El Paso green chilies
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans Old El Paso mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Wolf brand chili
  • corn tortilla
  • 2 cups shredded colby, monterey jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Cook ground beef until no longer pink, drain off extra fat.
  4. Add onions or powder, garlic, salt and pepper and the green chilies.
  5. Cook 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  6. Add just enough enchilada sauce to bind beef mixture together.
  7. Dip corn tortillas one at a time into the simmering water to soften, only takes a minute or two.
  8. Place 1 TBS of the beef mixture off center on the tortilla.
  9. Roll tortilla firmly and place into baking pan.
  10. Continue until all the meat mixture is gone.
  11. Combine the chili, remaining enchilada sauce in a saucepan and heat until just bubbling.
  12. Pour chili mixture over the rolled enchiladas making sure to cover the entire pan.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F; then add the Colby Monterey Jack cheese and bake 10 minutes more for a total of 25 minutes.
  14. Serve with chips or salad.


Most Helpful

Excellent! My family loved these.

Marla E January 20, 2003

My husband loves these. I use flour tortillas, not a fan of the corn. The wolf chili is a little to chili dog for me, but i just leave if off of my portion, and just use th enchilada sauce - delicious!

kellyramsey October 29, 2010

This was just the type of Beef Enchilada recipe I was looking for - simple ingredients, easy to prepare, and full of flavor. Because our family is on a tight budget, I buy ground beef in bulk, cook it up and refrigerate or freeze it. So for this recipe, I used some precooked, refrigerated ground beef and just microwaved the beef mixture. I used flour tortillas cause that's what I had on had and they were still delicious. To soften them up, I just sort of massaged them under hot water a bit. I put extra beef mixture in my enchiladas and they were so delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will become a regular at our house!

redsurfingmonkeys September 10, 2009

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