Garlic Beef Enchiladas Recipe

garlic beef enchiladas recipe

These Garlic Beef Enchiladas are a little on the spicy side; but really good. It takes a little time to put them together, but it is worth the effort. I prepared this dish as written and thought it was a little on the salty side – you may want to salt the sauce to taste. Even though there are a lot of spices in this recipe it is not hot. So if you like a little bit of heat you may want to add a little cayenne pepper to the sauce ingredients.
Give this Garlic Beef Enchiladas recipe a try; it’s really good.


Garlic Beef Enchiladas Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Larry
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: Makes 10

Garlic Beef Enchiladas Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen



Ingredients for the meat mixture

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (14.5 ounces)

Ingredients for sauce

  • 46 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can beef broth (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 flour tortillas (7 inches)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Monterey Jack Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook burger until no longer pink inside and onion is tender; drain excess fat if needed. Add the flour and seasoning and mix until well combined. Add the tomatoes, bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook covered for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Directions for Sauce

  1. in a small bowl whisk together the flour and spices.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan over medium heat cook the garlic in the butter until tender. Stir in the spice mixture until well combined. Gradually add the beef broth stirring constantly to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue cooking until thickened. Add the tomato [b]sauce and continue cooking until heated through.
  3. Putting it all together
  4. Pour 1½ cups sauce into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Spread ¼ cup meat mixture down the center of each tortilla topped with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Roll tortillas up tightly and place seam side down into baking dish.
  5. Pour the rest of the sauce over the tortillas, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Uncover, top with remaining cheese, and continue baking until cheese is melted.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

 Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook