Roast Beef Sour Cream Enchiladas

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great use for leftover or even canned roast beef and standard pantry/refrigerator items. The original recipe had melted butter poured over everything, but we found this to be unnecessary. There's no enchilada sauce or canned soups in this recipe and while it can be a bit time consuming, it's very, very simple. Also simply delicious! A favorite in our house since I was a very young girl. *Special note: We have been making this with low fat sour cream and cheese and heating the tortillas in the microwave to soften to cut the fat content. It turns out just fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1/2 inch oil in skillet and briefly fry corn tortillas to soften. Drain well.
  2. Shred canned or left over roast beef and any juices with fork and heat in small saucepan.
  3. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons roast beef in center of each tortilla and sprinkle with diced onion and small amount of each kind of cheese.
  4. Place in 9X13 baking dish and repeat until all 12 tortillas have been stuffed.
  5. Sprinkle any remaining onion and beef over tops of enchiladas.
  6. Mix sour cream with undrained green chiles and spread over enchiladas.
  7. Top enchiladas with remaining cheeses.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until warmed through and bubbly.
  9. Do NOT over bake or tortillas will be tough on the bottom.


Most Helpful

I was in a hurry one day and I wanted to make enchiladas for unexpected company for dinner. I found this one and tried it. I usually make my own recipe for chicken enchiladas and they are always a hit. But, this is so much easier and tastes great!! I made them twice but the second time, I used canned white meat chicken. My guests raved over them and asked for the recipe. We love them and will definitely make them again. I did use Mexican blend grated cheese in place of the Monterey but it worked out great. Thanks so much so sharing this recipe. We love it!!! I hope everyone will try it. I do prefer the chicken with it, however.

OceanLuvinGranny December 28, 2014

We love these enchiladas! We substitute ground beef and use pepper jack instead of cheddar cheese. So delicious, thank you!

shannonA December 20, 2014

I prepared this with some alterations. I used leftover beef roast and first sauteed my onions in a bit of olive oil, added the roast beef (and some broth) to the pan along with 1 small can of green chiles, cumin, ancho chile powder, and garlic. I simmered this until most of the liquid had evaporated and the flavors had melded. I spread this inside corn tortillas that had been warmed in the microwave, then topped with a bit of the cheese before rolling. I combined more green chiles with sour cream to top the enchiladas and sprinkled the top of the casserole with cheese before baking. They were delicious. Hubby stated that this could be a standard in our house for leftover roast beef.

Ms B. November 04, 2008

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