4 Easy Steps to Perfect Beef Enchilada Casserole

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Beef enchilada casserole is a comforting and flavorful dish that combines the rich flavors of seasoned ground beef, gooey melted cheese, and zesty enchilada sauce.

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or simply craving a hearty meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


Plus, it’s easy to prepare and perfect for busy weeknights.


1 lb ground beef

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (10 oz) red enchilada sauce

1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

8 corn tortillas

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings: sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, sour cream


9×13-inch baking dish

Skillet or frying pan

Mixing spoon



Brown the Ground Beef:

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned.

Drain any excess fat.

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet.

Sauté until the onion is translucent.

Assemble the Layers:

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.

Layer 4 corn tortillas on top of the sauce.

Spread half of the cooked beef mixture over the tortillas.

Add half of the black beans and corn.

Sprinkle with half of the shredded cheese.

Repeat the layers: tortillas, beef, beans, corn, and cheese.

Top with the remaining enchilada sauce.


Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve and Enjoy:

Let the casserole cool slightly before serving.

Garnish with sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream if desired.

Nutritional Facts

(Per serving, based on 6 servings)

Calories: 420

Protein: 24g

Carbohydrates: 35g

Fat: 20g

Fiber: 6g

Health Benefits

High protein content from the beef helps with muscle repair and growth.

Black beans provide fiber, which supports digestive health.

Corn adds vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and folate.


Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?

Yes, but corn tortillas give an authentic flavor.

Can I make this ahead of time?


Assemble the casserole and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, tightly wrap individual portions and freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I substitute ground turkey for beef?

Yes, ground turkey works well in this recipe.

Can I adjust the spice level?

Customize the enchilada sauce to your preferred heat level.

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