One Pot Beef Enchiladas

one pot beef enchiladas

I love a good easy weeknight meal night and this One Pot Beef Enchiladas recipe is perfect for that. I’ve shared some of my favorite enchiladas recipes on the blog before but this one is made in just one pot on the stove! It has the same ingredients as any basic enchiladas recipe but instead of rolled up, the layers are stacked on top of each other and simmered to cook. Enjoy this tasty dish in under 30 minutes! 

One Pot Beef Enchiladas Ingredients

First, start by browning your ground beef in a medium size pot. Season with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Once the beef is cooked, set aside on a paper plate or in a dish. I like to use Guerrero tortillas or fresh flour tortillas from the market. The Mexican four cheese blend of cheese is delicious. I also like to use the Las Palmas enchilada sauce. 

Next, you will layer enchilada sauce, a tortilla, sauce, beef, cheese and repeat until you are out of beef. For this recipe, I added thinly chopped red onion on top. 

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To make the layering process easy, you can use a pastry brush to add the sauce onto each tortilla. Or you can simply pour some on and spread it around. 

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one pot beef enchiladas

One Pot Beef Enchiladas

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy this One Pot Beef Enchiladas recipe in under 30 minutes!


  • 6-8 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 10 oz Can of Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 Cup of Mexican 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1 Pound of Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon of Taco Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sour Cream or Ranch
  • 1/4 Red Onion, Chopped Thin


  1. Cook ground beef on medium heat in a medium size pot with a lid. Add salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Cook 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Set ground beef aside on a plate.
  2. Layer enchilada sauce, tortilla, enchilada sauce, cooked beef, cheese and repeat until you are out of ground beef.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Use a spatula to cut a piece and place on a dish.
  5. Top with Sour cream or ranch and red onions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 883Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 1489mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 54g

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one pot beef enchiladas

Enjoy this delicious One Pot Beef Enchiladas recipe for an easy weeknight meal and made in under 30 minutes! xo, Bri


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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