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Tex Mex Beef Enchiladas
Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Authentic Tex-Mex beef enchiladas featuring ground beef, a homemade beef gravy, and a freshly grated cheese blend.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 Enchiladas
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 pound  80/20 ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons  TAK's Tex-Mex Blend or a packet of store-bought taco seasoning, if desired
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons  All-Purpose flour
  • 4 cups unsalted beef broth*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons  Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon  cumin
  • 1 teaspoon  chili powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 16-20 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese freshly grated
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and have ready a 9x13” greased casserole dish.  
  2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5-8 minutes until softened. Add ground beef along with TAK’s Tex-Mex Blend, and break apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 10 minutes, or until no more pink shows and completely cooked through. Remove from the heat and transfer meat mixture to a bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Return sauté pan to stovetop over medium heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Sprinkle over the flour and whisk to form a roux. Allow to cook 2-3 minutes. Begin to add beef broth a splash at a time, whisking thoroughly after each addition until all of the broth has been incorporated. Season with salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and allowing to thicken. 

  4. Add just enough sauce to the casserole dish to thinly coat the bottom. 

    Add a ¼ cup each Monterrey Jack and Cheddar to the beef mixture and stir to evenly distribute.

  5. Dampen two paper towels and wrap half of the tortillas in the towels. Repeat additional paper towels and the remaining tortillas. Heat in a microwave for thirty seconds to 1 minute, until warmed and pliable. 

  6. One at a time, add 2 tbsp of beef filling to a tortilla and roll tightly. Place seam-side down in the dish. Continue to roll enchiladas, placing them side-by-side until you can no longer fit any more in the dish. 

    Pour remaining sauce evenly over the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. 

  7. Bake, covered with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, uncovered. Allow to cool, serve and enjoy. 

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Recipe Notes

*It is extremely important that you use Unsalted Beef Broth for this recipe. Otherwise, the salt content will be overwhelming.



Nutrition Facts
Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.