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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

This Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole makes the perfect flavor packed weeknight dinner! Easy Dinner Recipes for the win!

beef enchilada casserole

This beef enchilada casserole will have the entire family glad it’s dinner time! Literally minutes in the kitchen. Easy dinner ideas are my favorite kind of recipes to make. Be sure to check out my other simple dinner recipes!

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Developing quick and simple dinner recipes is one of my favorite things to do because I know how hard it is to get dinner on the table during the busy holidays and kids school schedules. I’ve used simple pantry ingredients to get dinner on the table in no time.

How To Make a Beef Enchilada Casserole

beef enchilada casserole

Simple pantry ingredients today. I also used Old El Paso’s Red Enchilada Sauce and Diced Green Chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

To start, place your cooked rice into a large bowl and add your black beans. Add the diced tomatoes and chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your black beans.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your Old El Paso Diced Green Chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your salt, cumin and pepper then give a good mix to combine.

beef enchilada casserole

Top with ground beef and pour your Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce evenly over beef.

beef enchilada casserole

Top with lots of cheese and it’s time to bake!

beef enchilada casserole

Remove from oven and serve nice and warm!

beef enchilada casserole

That cheese!

Easy Dinner Recipes!

beef enchilada casserole

Hope you enjoy!

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef enchilada casserole, beef enchilada recipe, beef enchiladas, easy rice recipes, mexican rice, rice bake, rice dinner
Servings: 10
Calories: 447 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 3 cups dry short grain white rice
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies mild version
  • 4 ounce can Old El Paso Diced Green Chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked ground beef lightly seasoned
  • 10 ounce can Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray.  Cook rice according to package directions then place in a large bowl.
  2. To rice bowl, add black beans, green chilies, diced tomatoes, salt, cumin and pepper. Stir to combine then transfer to 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top evenly with cooked ground beef then pour enchilada sauce evenly over beef. Top with shredded cheese then bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 798mg35%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Such a great weeknight dinner idea! My kids love any variation of Tex-Mex!

  2. 2
    Carolyn says:

    Oooh, yummy. I wonder if I can do this with cauliflower rice?

  3. 3

    Rice bakes are the BEST! I love the Mexican spin on this!

  4. 4

    So nice and easy and tasty!

  5. 5

    Jenny- what easy and delicious comfort food!! YUM!

  6. 6

    I love this — my kids will eat it right up!

  7. 7
    Maria Lichty says:

    A recipe my boys would love!

  8. 8

    I love one pot dinners – especially hearty ones like this when it’s a blizzard outside!! Yum!

  9. 9

    My kids will love this recipe!

  10. 10

    This is a true comfort meal for me!

  11. 11
    2pots2cook says:

    Thank you ! Perfect for week dinners ! Happy holidays !

  12. 12
    april driggers says:

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to make this.

  13. 13
    Phyl says:

    I wish when recipe is posted they would say if you DRAIN the tomatoes or whatever you adding. Black beans said drain and rinse ( that’s normal) If to be drained and you don’t it can mess your dish up! Do you DRAIN the tomatoes or not?

  14. 14
    Betsy R says:

    Gave this a try last night and really liked it. I was a little concerned when I realized that I only had 2 cups of rice left instead of 3 cups. I went for it anyways figuring it would just be a little lighter on the rice. I am so glad that I only had 2 cups because I am not sure I would have been able to fit another cup into my 9 by 13 pan. It was almost filled to the rim as it was. My husband really enjoyed it and went back for another huge helping. Thanks for a new way to use ground beef!

  15. 15
    Slope says:

    Hello. I will try it with your recipe, hope to succeed, thanks for sharing it to us

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