Monday, August 12, 2019

Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas with an additional tasty, saucy filling, smothered with a selfmade Enchilada Sauce. My time saving trick is to make use of one base Enchilada spice blend for equally the sauce and filling!

Beef Enchiladas

Close up of Beef Enchiladas with an additional tasty, saucy filling, smothered with a selfmade Enchilada Sauce in a baking dish.

Beef Enchiladas
I love that there are so many ameliorations of Beef Enchiladas on this big-wide-world.

Simple ones, crammed with a plain cooked red meat filling then topped with enchilada sauce and (lots of) cheese. Fancy ones with the addition of chillies, beans, corn or even olives, regularly even bacon. Hidden vegetable types (don’t ever strive that on me, I can choose them a mile away). Shredded red meat enchiladas, quick rib ones.

And at present I’m sharing mine. 🙂

Regular readers won’t be stunned whilst I say that here's just a section other to most recipes you come across. The principal difference being the meat filling which I want to make a section saucy with the addition of refried beans (seriously, it’s so good!!!!) and additional flavourful by including spices and a dash of selfmade Enchilada sauce.

Preparation photographs - Beef and black bean enchilada filling in a black skillet, and rolling up the filling in a tortilla.

I also like so as to feature black beans, to fill it out a section and upload a other texture to the filling. Diced vegetables are huge so as to feature too – especially red peppers / capsicum.

I make my Enchiladas with a Homemade Enchilada Sauce. Hand on heart, I even have bought bottled enchilada sauce as soon as in my life – and that was only to style experiment it. I am now not a for snob (remember I’ve professed a mystery love of KFC Popcorn Chicken!), but shopping for Enchilada Sauce is anything that by no means crosses my thoughts simply due to the fact it's simply so simple and quickly to make at house and the flavour is solely infinite instances higher than what you get in a jar!

Cheese being sprinkled on an enchilada bake, competent to pass within the oven.

Plus, here’s my little time saving tip: one spice blend to flavour equally the meat filling AND the Enchilada Sauce. Paprika, cumin, oregano, onion and/or garlic powder and an non-obligatory hit of additional warmth from cayenne pepper.

How lots of these spices have you ever already got on your pantry? All of them? 🙂

Homemade Enchilada Spice Mix in a small white dish

Ahhh. These Beef Enchiladas. I actually hate utilizing the phrases “these are the BEST!” for any of my recipes simply due to the fact all of us have other palettes, and what I could suppose is the “best” could now not be to human being elses’ taste.

But truly, to me, to this day, even after having fed on additional than my reasonable share of Enchiladas at Tex-Mex restaurants throughout America, I nonetheless suppose these are better. Way, WAY higher than the mainstream chain restaurants!

Hope you had a huge weekend! – Nagi x

Overhead photograph of Beef Enchiladas with an additional tasty, saucy filling, smothered with a selfmade Enchilada Sauce.

Close up of Beef Enchiladas with an additional tasty, saucy filling, smothered with a selfmade Enchilada Sauce.

Watch How To Make It

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Close up of Beef Enchiladas with an additional tasty, saucy filling, smothered with a selfmade Enchilada Sauce in a baking dish.
Beef Enchiladas
 Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins Total: 45 mins Dinner Mexican
4.99 from 60 votes
 Servings4Tap or hover to scale
Recipe video above. Moreishly delish! These red meat enchiladas are made additional tasty with a juicy filling made with beef, refried beans and a selfmade Enchilada spice mix. The refried beans are marvelous right the following - fills it out, makes the Filling juicy and provides flavour!


1 tsp every onion & garlic powder (Note 1)
1 tbsp every cumin powder, paprika and dried oregano
1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, spiciness)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp flour , plain/all purpose
2 cups fowl inventory / broth , low sodium
1 1/2 cups tomato passata (Note 2)
1/4 tsp every salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves , minced
1 onion , finely chopped (~1 cup)
1 lb / 500g flooring red meat (mince)
400g / 14oz refried beans (1 can, I use Old El Paso)
400g / 14oz black beans, tired (1 can, Note 3)
8 tortillas (or burrito wraps)
1.5 cups (150g) grated melting cheese, or additional (I like Monterey Jack, tasty or cheddar cheese)
Cilantro/coriander leaves , roughly chopped (optional garnish)


Mix collectively Spice Mix ingredients. Set aside.


Heat oil in a big saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and blend to mix right into a paste. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add 1/2 cup fowl broth, whisk directly away then it's going to grow to be a thick comfortable paste fairly quickly.
Add remaining fowl broth, passata, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of SPICE MIX. Whisk
Increase warmth barely to medium high. Cook for three to 5 minutes, whisking regularly, till the sauce thickens to the consistency of thick syrup (see video). Remove from stove.


Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
Heat oil in a skillet over excessive heat. Add garlic and onion, cook dinner for 2 minutes.

Add red meat and cook dinner for 2 minutes, breaking it up as you go. Add remaining Spice Mix. Cook for a added 2 minutes or till totally brown.

Add refried beans, black beans, about 1/4 cup of Enchilada Sauce + salt & pepper. Mix (Note 4) and cook dinner for 2 minutes then take away from range (see video).


Smear just a section bit of Sauce at the backside of a baking dish (stops sliding).

Place filling at the decrease third of a tortilla. Roll up then region within the baking dish, seam edge down. Repeat with remaining Filling & Tortillas.

Pour Sauce over the Enchiladas, upper with cheese, bake for 10 minutes included (Note 5) then 10 minutes uncovered. Serve hot!

 Recipe Notes:

1. You can just use all onion or garlic powder, when you simply have one in all them. Fresh garlic isn't the same, however, as a final hotel substitution, you possibly can use 3 garlic cloves, minced, rather of onion & garlic powder. Saute within the heated oil earlier than proceeding with the recipe.
2. Tomato passata is pureed plain tomatoes that isn't seasoned. Unlike overwhelmed tomatoes, it's thick and smooth, like a thick tomato soup. In Australia it could be bought in a bottle within the pasta aisle of major supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths). You could make your individual merely by utilizing a blender to puree canned tomatoes.
America: If you cannot discover passata within the US (it is accessible at Walmart, Costco), a huge change is US canned tomato puree. The subsequent greatest selection is tomato sauce. I used Hunts model (yes, I'm such a meals nerd I introduced again cans to do recipe testing with!).
3. Black beans are typically utilized in Mexican & Tex Mex cooking. It's fitting additional extensively accessible in Australia. It could be bought within the Mexican or canned beans aisle in most major supermarkets, as nicely as Harris Farms and Thomas Dux. You can change with red kidney beans or one other form of beans when you prefer.
4. The refried beans have to loosen simply due to the fact it heats and stir by way of easily. If not, upload a dash of water.
5. To bake covered, I just pop a baking tray on upper at the baking dish. Otherwise, disguise with foil.
6. To make ahead, roll up enchiladas and region in casserole dish (can smear with sauce underneath). Keep sauce separate and upper just earlier than baking.
7. Nutrition per serving, assuming you use lean red meat mince (this is a huge recipe for utilizing lean beef, you'll by no means know!).source