Easy Beef Enchiladas

  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cook time 25 mins
  • Yields 8
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  • Recipe Attribution Chateleine.com


  • 1 lb of ground beef or 2 340-g pkg veggie ground round
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 4 cups of shredded cheese (mozzarella and cheddar)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 8 medium flour tortillas, about 7" wide
  • 1 cup of sour cream


  • large frying pan
  • fork
  • cutting board
  • knife for chopping
  • grater
  • casserole dish (9" by 13")


  1. Preheat oven to 500F (260C).
  2. Oil a 9×13-in. (3-L) baking dish.
  3. Set a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Crumble in meat. Sprinkle with cumin and ½ tsp (2 mL) salt. (If using veggie ground round, omit salt.) 
  4. Stir often with a fork to keep meat crumbly. Cook until no pink remains, about 5 min, or until veggie ground is hot.
  5. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) salsa. When hot, stir in half the cheese and half the cilantro.
  6. Place one tortilla on a cutting board. Spoon ¾ cup (175 mL) meat mixture down the centre. Dot with 1 tbsp (15 mL) sour cream. Roll tightly and place in dish, seam-side down with an open end touching the narrow side of dish. Place 3 rolls beside it. Fill the other half of dish with remaining rolls.
  7. Spread remaining ½ cup (125 mL) sour cream over tortillas. Top with remaining salsa and sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake until cheese is golden, about 15 min.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Good with sliced avocados and sour cream.

"Our fast-tracked version of this Mexican favourite doesn't call for a ton of ingredients, yet it's still super flavourful." - Chateleine

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