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!

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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

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.

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

You’ll brown your beef, onion and garlic.

Add your Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauces.

A little bit of sour cream.

Top half of the meat sauce over your tortillas.

Black beans up next.

Top with corn and chopped green chilies.

Top with remaining tortilla pieces.

The rest of the meat sauce.

Cheese on top and it’s time to bake.

Easy Weeknight Dinners

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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