Easy Beef Enchiladas

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Quick, simple to prepare and packed full of delicious Mexican flavours, these Easy Beef Enchiladas are the perfect dinner to whip up on a busy weeknight, when you still want to eat well. Enjoy with all your favourite Mexican side dishes, such as guacamole and salsa!
Recipe Type Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Beef, Tortillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 618 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 500 g beef mince (ground beef)
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (or to taste, or use fresh chilli)
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (ground or whole – up to you!)
  • 200 g tin kidney beans
  • 500 ml passata
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander (cilantro) chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 medium sized tortillas
  • 100 g cheddar cheese grated

To serve...

  • A green salad
  • All your Mexican favourites such as guacamole, sour cream, salsa etc.


  1. Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F.
  2. Put the onion and olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the onions at a low temperature for about 3 minutes, until softened but not browned.
  3. Turn the heat up and add the beef mince. Fry for a further 2 minutes until the beef and mince are browned.
  4. Turn the heat down, then add the garlic, chilli and spices and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Add the kidney beans, 150ml of the passata, all the oregano and some salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a gentle simmer, then add 2 tablespoons of the fresh coriander (cilantro).

  6. Turn off the heat and place 1/8th of the filling inside each tortilla and roll the tortilla round the filling. Place the filled tortillas side by side in a roasting dish with the ends facing downwards.
  7. Pour over the remaining 350ml of passata and scatter with all the cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes until the tortillas are a little crispy on the edges and the cheese is brown and bubbling.
  8. Remove from the oven and scatter with the remaining 2 tablespoons of fresh coriander (cilantro). Serve at the table with a green salad and all your Mexican favourites!


Not suitable for freezing (except the beef filling on its own IS suitable for freezing).

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 697mg30%
Potassium 1404mg40%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1820IU36%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.