Garlic Beef Enchiladas

This recipe was shared by the editors of Taste of Home magazine (Reiman Publications in Greendale, WI website and was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Yield: 10 enchiladas makes 4 to 6 servings
Collections: Beef Main Dish Mexican

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Garlic Beef Enchiladas Recipe

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • Sauce (see recipe)
  • 10 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • Ingredients for the sauce
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup (2/3 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 can or 14 1/2 ounces beef broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Preparation Instructions

In saucepan over medium heat, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add flour and seasonings; mix well. Stir in tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce as follows:
In another saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth; bring to boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until bubbly. Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings; heat through.

Pour about 1 1/2 cups sauce into ungreased 13-by-9 inch pan. Spread about 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; top with 1 to 2 tablespoon cheese. Roll up tightly; place seam sid down over sauce in pan. Top all with reamingsauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 10 enchiladas makes 4 to 6 servings

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Kevin T

Great recipe I had to double it for my big family. Aloha

Anna J

This is one of those great recipes that tastes fantastic as is, but is even better with some tweaks. This was the first time I made enchiladas, and I was very pleased with the results. I used the taco seasoning for the beef and a mix of mild chili powder and chili con carne seasoning (all spice house of course) for the sauce. I added some chopped mushrooms which added an extra savory note to the beef. I also used half Mexican mix cheese and half Colby Jack cheese. Luckily I doubled the enchilada sauce portion of the recipe so I can make some more enchiladas without much trouble! The fresh spices make all the difference in this dish. Absolutely delicious.