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Enchilada Beef

This family favorite is really easy to make. Its simple preparation, zippy flavor and melted cheese make it irresistible! —Loraine E. Meyer, Bend, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons enchilada sauce mix
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed corn chips
  • Additional corn chips, optional


  • Place onion in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Crumble beef over onion and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, stirring once; drain.
  • Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste, green chilies and sauce mix. Spread half of beef mixture in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining beef mixture. Cover and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Sprinkle with crushed corn chips and remaining cheese. Microwave 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional corn chips if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 483 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1245mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Dec 3, 2015

    This was just ok. I did not use the microwave. I made this on the stovetop and just threw it in the oven after putting on the cheese and chips for 15 minutes. Good with a dollop of sour cream on top.

  • pacgirl
    Oct 1, 2011

    I have made this dish twice. Very tasty! However, I didn't make it in the microwave. I browned the onion and hamburger on the stove, then put it in a baking dish and baked it for 15 min in the oven. I also put some corn chips on the bottom and in the middle layer. Great leftovers for me to take to work.

  • phillin
    Aug 27, 2011

    This dish did not have a bad taste, however I thought it was more like home made hamburger helper.

  • juliesprincess
    Feb 16, 2010

    We thought these dish was very good.We love Mexican, though.The chips really added to the taste.

  • digitalSuzi
    Jan 30, 2010

    I made this and wasn't sure if my family would like it. They scarfed it down immediately. Big hit.

  • cjgrouchy
    Mar 12, 2009

    Very easy, my family loved it. I served it with a salad and Spanish rice.

  • hybrk1
    Feb 24, 2009

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