December 8, 2022

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Salsa con Queso Beef Enchiladas

Queso Beef Enchiladas Recipe – super easy to make and tastes great! Our go-to enchilada recipe! Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa con queso, flour tortillas, salsa, and shredded cheese. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Serve with some Mexican rice and beans. Don’t forget the chips and salsa! Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!

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Cheesy Beef Enchiladas

We eat Mexican food at least once a week. I made these Queso Beef Enchiladas last week and they have quickly become a new favorite at our house. All of our favorite Mexican flavors in one pan! Taco meat and cheese dip wrapped in flour tortillas and baked in salsa and shredded cheese. We ate these for dinner and had the leftovers for lunch. SO good! All you need is some chips and salsa, rice, and beans and you are ready for a fiesta better than any restaurant.

baking dish of enchiladas

How to Make Queso Beef Enchiladas

This casserole is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease. Add a packet of taco seasoning and water to the skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in a jar of salsa con queso. 

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour salsa into the bottom of the dish. Spread beef mixture onto the center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the tortillas with shredded cheese. Bake uncovered in the oven until warm and bubbly. Garnish the enchiladas with pico de gallo and fresh cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground pork.
  • Can add veggies to the beef mixture. Onionbell peppercornblack beans, and black olives are all delicious.
  • For an extra kick, add a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles to the taco meat.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • I use a jar of Tostitos Salsa con Queso. I find it in the chip aisle.
  • I use La Banderita Low-Carb flour tortillas in this dish.
    • You can use any tortilla that you prefer. Flour or corn tortillas both work fine.
  • My favorite store-bought salsas are Mateo’s, Kyliot’s, Chi-Chi’s, and Trader Joe’s.
  • Can beef enchiladas be made in advance? Yes. Assemble the enchiladas and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Can beef enchiladas be frozen? Yes. Assemble the enchiladas and cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and foil. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
two beef enchiladas on a plate

What to Serve with Enchilada Recipes

Top the enchiladas with your favorite toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. We serve this recipe with some Mexican rice and black beans. It is equally delicious with a salad or some coleslaw. Don’t forget the chips and homemade salsa!

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two beef enchiladas on a plate with rice with text overlay

Queso Beef Enchiladas

Yield: 4 people

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 35 mins

Queso Beef Enchiladas Recipe – super easy to make and tastes great! Our go-to enchilada recipe! Ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa con queso, flour tortillas, salsa, and shredded cheese. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Serve with some Mexican rice and beans. Don’t forget the chips and salsa! Taco Tuesday never tasted so good!

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • cup water
  • 1 (15-oz) jar salsa con queso cheese dip
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 (7-8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Pour salsa into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is browned, stirring until crumbled; drain fat and return to skillet. Add taco seasoning and water to the skillet. Simmer for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

  • Stir salsa con queso cheese dip into the taco meat. Remove skillet from heat.

  • Spread the meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas, place, seam side down, into the prepared pan.

  • Sprinkle tortillas with shredded cheese.

  • Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, until warm and the cheese has melted.

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground pork.
  • Can add veggies to the beef mixture. Onion, bell pepper, corn, black beans, and black olives are all delicious.
  • For an extra kick, add a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles to the taco meat.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • I use a jar of Tostitos Salsa con Queso. I find it in the chip aisle.
  • I use La Banderita Low-Carb flour tortillas in this dish.
    • You can use any tortilla that you prefer. Flour or corn tortillas both work fine.
  • My favorite store-bought salsas are Mateo’s, Kyliot’s, Chi-Chi’s, and Trader Joe’s.
  • Can beef enchiladas be made in advance? Yes. Assemble the enchiladas and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Can beef enchiladas be frozen? Yes. Assemble the enchiladas and cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and foil. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • When ready to bake, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Steph

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