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Cheesy Layered Beef Enchilada Bake

Sharing my favorite beef enchilada bake today! This Cheesy Layered Beef Enchilada Bake is a weeknight dinner idea. Simple to prepare with flavors the whole family enjoys. Be sure to add it to your dinner menu this week!
Beef Enchilada Bake

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It’s always a blast partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new simple dinner ideas. Hands down some of my very favorite type of recipes to develop. I know how busy the weeknights get with the kids, so I love having simple dinners on regular rotation.

Instead of rolling individual enchiladas, I cut up tortillas and did a “layered enchilada” dish that’s done in about 30 minutes from start to finish. All simple pantry ingredients too. This is a great dinner recipe to get the kids to help with. They’ll love feeling apart of dinnertime.

Hope you enjoy!

How To Prepare Enchilada Bake

Beef Enchilada Bake

You’ll start by cutting your tortillas into little triangles. Really any shape will do, you can even tear them into pieces. Whatever you are in the mood for.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Place half of your cut tortillas into your prepared baking dish.

Beef Enchilada Bake

You’ll brown your beef, onion and garlic.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Add your Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauces.

Cheesy Layered Beef Enchilada Bake

A little bit of sour cream.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Top half of the meat sauce over your tortillas.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Black beans up next.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Top with corn and chopped green chilies.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Top with remaining tortilla pieces.

Beef Enchilada Bake

The rest of the meat sauce.

Beef Enchilada Bake

Cheese on top and it’s time to bake.

Easy Weeknight Dinners

Beef Enchilada Bake

Cheesy, enchilada goodness. Enjoy!


Cheesy Layered Beef Enchilada Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes, easy dinner recipes for family, easy dinner recipes for kids, easy weeknight dinners, easy weeknight dinners for family, enchilada bake, layered enchilada bake, simple dinner ideas, weeknight dinner ideas
Servings: 8
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • two 10oz cans Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • Old El Paso green chilies
  • 6 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cooking for 5 minutes until softened. Add ground beef, cooking until crumbled and browned. Drain if needed. Add enchilada sauce and sour cream. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  3. Tear tortillas into bite size pieces and place half into prepared baking dish. Top with half of the meat sauce, black beans, corn, green chilies then top with remaining tortillas. Top with rest of meat sauce and shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is hot and melted. Remove and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Layered Beef Enchilada Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Liz says:

    This spicy, cheesy casserole would be the PERFECT dinner on this chilly day!

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Maria says:

    All that cheese makes me happy!

  4. 4

    I know what I’m having for dinner tonight! Yum!

  5. 5

    I love layered enchiladas! They’re so much easier to make 🙂

  6. 6
    Summer says:

    I love how this turned out! Looks so enticing ♥

  7. 7

    My husband just saw me scrolling through this post and said, “Can we have have that for dinner?” – guess I know what we’re having tonight!

  8. 8
    Baomi says:

    This looks so good! Love how easy it is to make too!

  9. 9
    Rachel says:

    This looks so good and I love how it gives the enchiladas a fun twist! 🙂 Would it work well if I used chicken instead?

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  10. 10
    Karen says:

    Delicious as is, and so many ways you could change this up! Even vegetarian if need be. What a great casserole! Once again,,thank you!

  11. 11
    Don Rutherford says:

    I make a similar enchilada recipe, even earlier this week.

    I don’t tear the tortillas, but fit them in the pan going up the sides and then fill it with the ground beef mixture, extra hot for me, and then layer tortillas on top with enchilada sauce then cheese on top. I serve with cut up sweet onion, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce.

    I haven’t used the black beans or corn, just refried, or whole pinto beans. Will have to try that as I have it several times a month.



  12. 12

    Yes please for dinner tonight!!

  13. 13
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    Check out all those great cheesy layers!!

  14. 14

    We have been on a Mexican food kick – my boys would devour this cheesy goodness!

  15. 15

    I love that you made this into one large bake/casserole instead of individual Enchiladas!Also, I really, REALLY love that it’s done in like 30 minutes!

  16. 16
    maria pandremmenou says:

    this is my family’s preferable dish! we love old paso!

  17. 17
    Leigh Anne says:

    We are having it tonight but my kids want it with corn tortillas. Anyone tried it with corn instead of flour tortillas?

  18. 18
    Dedi says:

    Looks yummy! Pinning this for later, but I’m going to use corn tortillas since I have a kid that can’t have the gluten, and corn tortillas taste better. 😉

  19. 19
    Don says:

    I also love Old El Paso, but prefer a much hotter sauce like Sadies or 49505, or I just make my own.

    I make a similar dish almost every week. Way to broaden our choices.


  20. 20

    Wow! This could make for some delicious bar food! I like this recipe very much! I think with a little tweaking to help pair better with beer, it could be a hit! Just thinking out loud. Great article and recipe!

  21. 21
    Kylie says:

    Making this tonight but using chicken instead of ground beef, using homemade enchilada sauce instead of canned and did half with flour tortillas and half with corn tortillas!! Now just to wait the 20 mins to bake. My stomach is already growling!!

  22. 22
    Olga says:

    What a great idea! Love this. I’m sure this is incredibly delicious!

  23. 23
    Jaimie says:

    Is this freezable? Has anyone tried it? I love this recipe & would love the have it in the freezer reasy to go when baby #2 gets here.

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