Beef Enchiladas Stuffed With Rice And Beans

Enchiladas are the kind of food you make with leftovers in mind, because honestly, most enchilada recipes yield way too many servings for 1, or even 4 people! But that's part of what makes enchiladas so great: it's extremely comforting to know that there's some in the fridge for when the mood strikes, especially now that the days are getting shorter and the chillier fall temperatures are really starting to set in. These Tex-Mex style enchiladas with ground beef, rice, and beans are the perfect pick-me-up – a real go-to recipe for when you need a little bit of joy in your day. Plus, the heat from the hot sauce is definitely going to warm you right up!

You'll Need:

For the enchilada sauce:

  • ½ stick butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1¼ cups tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce

For the seasoned ground beef:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 green chili peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 lb cooked rice
  • 8 oz kidney beans
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar
  • scallions to garnish

Here's How:

1. For the enchilada sauce, melt the butter in a pan and add flour to make a roux. Deglaze the roux with the tomato sauce and vegetable broth and season with paprika, cumin, ground coriander, pepper, and hot sauce.

2. For the seasoned ground beef, briefly brown the ground beef in olive oil, then add in the onions and garlic and fry those off as well until they turn translucent. Season the meat with tomato paste, chopped green chili peppers, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

3. Place 2 tortillas next to each other so that they overlap on one side. Spread the enchilada sauce over both tortillas and put a line of seasoned ground beef down the middle.

4. Cover the seasoned ground beef with cooked rice, kidney beans, and cheddar cheese.

5. Carefully roll up the tortillas and transfer all 4 rolls to a cast iron skillet or casserole dish.

6. Spread the enchilada sauce and cheese over the tortillas. Transfer the skillet to a preheated oven and cook at 325°F for 35 minutes. Garnish the enchiladas with scallions before serving.

Enchiladas Stuffed With Ground Beef, Rice, And Kidney Beans

Wow, there's really everything you could ask for in these enchiladas, with perfectly seasoned ground beef, a fiery sauce, soft flour tortillas, and melty cheese bringing it all together. You could even say it's the whole enchilada. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make this recipe tonight!

Get the recipe for the Avocado Fiesta Salad featured in the bonus video.


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