Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas
If you like cheeseburgers, you’ll love Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas! Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas are flour (or corn) tortillas filled with a ground beef (or turkey), cheddar cheese, garlic and onion filling, covered with a cheesy sauce containing mild green chilies and diced pimentos and baked to cheesy perfection!
This recipe is noteworthy because you don’t have to make a cheese sauce from scratch by making a white sauce and adding cheese to it. A much faster and convenient way is to use a can of condensed cream of chicken soup, heating it over medium heat in a saucepan and adding the grated cheese, mild green chilies and diced pimentos. To add even more richness, evaporated milk is added to the soup-cheese mixture.
The Recipe for Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas
- 1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
- 1 package (8 ounces) grated Mexican Blend Cheese (or Colby-Jack or even Velveeta)
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 can (4 oz.) chopped milk green chilies, drained
- 1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimentos, drained
- 12 (6-inch) tortillas, corn or flour
- 1/4 cup oil
- In a large skillet, cook the ground meat, onion and salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in cheddar cheese; set aside.
- In a large saucepan, cook and stir the soup; add cheese and evaporated milk over medium heat until cheese is melted. Stir in chilies and pimentos.
- In a large skillet, fry the tortillas, one at a time, in oil for 5 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Place a scant 1/4 cup of meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam-side down in a greased 13" x 9" baking dish.
- Pour cheese sauce over top of the enchiladas.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
- If made ahead of time and refrigerated, Double Cheese Meat Enchiladas may need 5-10 minutes of additional baking time.
Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas are easy to make ahead and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake them. You may need to add an additional 5-10 minutes to the baking time of 25-30 minutes at 350º F.
Individualize this recipe to make it fit your family’s preferences as well as what ingredients you have in your pantry. You may use ground beef or ground turkey; corn tortillas or flour tortillas; and any cheeses that you favor!
This recipe uses shredded Cheddar Cheese in the meat filling. I used a shredded Mexican blend in the cheese sauce but you could use Monterey Jack or even Velveeta – your choice.
I love mild green chilies because I’m not a fan of really hot, spicy foods – I know, I’m a wimp! 🙂 However, you could kick up the heat a notch to fit your desires by adding jalapeño or any other “hot” chilies to this dish. I also dislike cilantro but you could use it to garnish this dish – I used flat leaf parsley.
Serve Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas with your favorite accompaniments such as guacamole, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, black olives, sour cream – the sky is the limit!
I’m so glad that we have flour tortillas and corn tortillas readily available to make such wonderful dishes! Sometimes for lunch I’ll just put some leftover meat or chicken in a tortilla with some grilled onions and bell pepper, roll it up and place it in a baking dish, top it with some salsa and grated cheese, and bake at 350º F. for 20 – 30 minutes. Yum!
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I hope you’ll try Double Cheese Beef Enchiladas soon!
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