Easy Beef Enchilada

"This is a sure hit for Mexican food lovers, potlucks and when you don't have time to make authentic enchiladas. I'm not sure where I got this, as the first time I made it was over 25 years ago. I believe it came from a ladies club cookbook they sold for money for charities. You can use hot peppers, mild or leave them out all together. The topping is so rich 'n creamy and you don't need to mix it. This is my family's favorite 1 dish meal. Very easy to prepare."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins


  • 1 lb hamburger (I use 2 sometimes)
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10 -14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes (use Rotel for heat)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (only if meat seems too dry)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped chilies (I use mild or optional)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, your favorite
  • 12 -14 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray


  • Heat oven to 350º and spray a 9x13 pan.
  • Heat skillet and fry and crumble hamburger with onion.
  • Add 1 can of diced tomatoes (rotel if you want it hot) and canned peppers.
  • Add taco seasoning.
  • As this simmers, line pan with 6 of the corn tortillas,(if using 14 tortillas, fill in the holes with torn pieces of the 7th one) pour in hamburger mixture, drain off extra oil.
  • Place 6 more corn tortillas on top, using torn pieces of the last tortilla (if using 14) to fill in the holes. Spread 1 can of cream of chicken soup over top of tortillas.
  • Next, sprinkle the 2 cups of grated cheese over soup.
  • Pour 1 cup of milk evenly over cheese, no need to mix.
  • Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes.
  • If you want the topping more firm, remove foil and bake 5 minutes more.
  • Serve with warm buttered flour tortillas and a side of guacamole.

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  1. Delish! My family loved it! We used flour shells and diced tomatoes with chilis in them so it wouldn't be too much heat for the kiddos and it went over like mad! I would suggest letting this dish set in the oven turned over so you aren't scooping out mush...though it was yummy mush! :)
  2. This is one of our all time favourite recipes. If I don't have cream of chicken soup on hand I've thrown in cream of mushroom and it tastes just as good. Thanks for this one. Excellent.
  3. Made this last night for my husband , who is originally from the Southwest and always begging me to work more authentic tasting Mexican into our menu. He loved it! A little messy to serve but definitely yummy. I'm sure I'll be making it again soon.
  4. This recipie is fabulous! I've already made it three times in the past 3 weeks! The only change I make is substituting chicken (boiled for 10 minutes and chopped into bites sized pieces) for the beef. Once the chicken is prepared, then I mix the can of tomatoes (undrained), chilies, and chicken taco seasoning. I omit the tomato sauce. I've made this with both corn and flour tortillas, both are so yummy- enjoy!
  5. This was easy and a good way to use up some leftover corn tortillas. I used cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken. My family liked Chiliquilles (recipe #51990) a little better than this recipe. Thanks anyway!


  1. This was easy and a good way to use up some leftover corn tortillas. I used cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken. My family liked Chiliquilles (recipe #51990) a little better than this recipe. Thanks anyway!


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