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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for weeknight dinners when you want enchiladas without all the work! Layers of tortillas, plenty of cheese, and a flavorful ground beef and beans combine together into  winning weeknight meal! Serve with your favorite toppings and plenty of chips!

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for weeknight dinners when you want enchiladas without all the work! Layers of tortillas, plenty of cheese, and a flavorful ground beef and beans combine together into  winning weeknight meal! Serve with your favorite toppings and plenty of chips!
plate of enchilada casserole with avocado, sour cream, and tomatoes
Enchilada casserole in baking dish

This easy beef enchilada casserole is a delicious weeknight dinner when you want easy comfort food. Like homemade enchiladas, except without all the work.

Casseroles are such great comfort food. Warm, cozy, and filling, they are like a food hug. This beef enchilada casserole is a family favorite you will want to make again and again. Another favorite your family will love is healthy tuna casserole or a family favorite white chicken taco casserole! So good!

Make the sauce mixture, add everything into a baking dish, and enjoy!

spoon pulling cheesy serving out of casserole dish

How to make beef enchilada casserole

This recipe is simple to make! For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below. This is just a general overview on how to make it to help you plan.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the beef and the onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Strain any excess grease from the beef if needed.
  3. Stir in the salsa, beans, corn, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  4. Spoon a generous amount of the meat mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Arrange enough flour tortillas on top of the meat mixture to cover the meat.
  7. Continue layering meat, cheese and tortilla.
  8. The last layer should be a generous coating of cheese
  9. Cover with foil that has been sprayed with cooking oil and bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
  10. Let stand for five minutes – it needs to set!
  11. Cool for 5 minutes, and then cut into 6 servings.
  12. Top with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and crumbled tortilla chips.
plate of enchilada casserole with avocado, sour cream, and tomatoes

Cooking with Kids: Get your kids in the kitchen 

Having your kids help you in the kitchen is a great way to get them interested in the food you have for dinner. Here are some easy ways you can have them help you in the kitchen:

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure ingredients and set the table.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can help you stir the ingredients and create the layers in the baking dish, chop the cilantro.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you cut the tomatoes and slice the avocado.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

plate of beef enchilada casserole with avocado slices, chips and sour cream

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plate of enchilada casserole with avocado, sour cream, and tomatoes

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for weeknight dinners when you want enchiladas without all the work! Layers of tortillas, plenty of cheese, and a flavorful ground beef and beans combine together into  winning weeknight meal! Serve with your favorite toppings and plenty of chips!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: 30 Minute Meal
Cuisine: American, Southwest
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 717kcal
Author: Jenni

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 10 ounces salsa
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce
  • 10 ounces sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded monterrey jack cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas 8"

Toppings

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half,
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup tortilla chips crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the beef and the onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Strain any excess grease from the beef if needed.
  • Stir in the enchilada sauce, salsa, beans, corn, sour cream, taco seasoning and cumin.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the meat mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Arrange enough flour tortillas on top of the meat mixture to cover the meat.
  • Continue layering meat, cheese and tortilla.
  • The last layer should be a generous coating of cheese
  • Cover with foil that has been sprayed with cooking oil and bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Let stand for five minutes – it needs to set!
  • Cool for 5 minutes, and then cut into 6 servings.
  • Top with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, and crumbled tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g
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