Mexican Beef Enchiladas

beef enchiladas

A favourite with adults and kids alike, beef enchiladas are scrumptious mid-week dinner and are a great way to use up your cupboard staples. 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 people


Dry-fry the minced beef and onion in a medium pan for about 5 minutes until browned.

Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, tomato purée, oregano, cumin, and season.

Slice and deseed the chilli. Reserve a few slices for garnish, then finely chop the remainder and add to the minced beef.

Bring the pan to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Spread a little mince in the centre of each tortilla, roll up and place in a baking dish.

Top with the grated cheese, chilli and jalapeño peppers and bake for 10 minutes until golden.

Serve with extra jalapeños and guacamole.



500g minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
3tbsp tomato purée
½tsp dried oregano
½tsp ground cumin
1 red chilli
8 flour tortillas
50g Cheddar, grated
1 jalapeño pepper in brine, sliced, plus extra to serve guacamole, to serve