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One Skillet Enchiladas

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This One Skillet Enchiladas recipe is so easy to make and bursting with flavor. With minimal effort, you can be enjoying the tastes of Mexico in under an hour!

ONE SKILLET ENCHILADAS RECIPE

I have a love/hate relationship with enchiladas. I love eating them, I hate making them. For some reason, I find the whole process labor intensive and just kind of a drag. There’s a lot of clean up, and it just seems to take too long. And frozen enchiladas, don’t get me started on those. Let me just say, bad things happen to good people.


Looking for an easy enchiladas recipe? Yeah, I know the feeling. This One Skillet Enchiladas recipe is perfect for people running short on time, but are craving something big on flavor. I highly recommend using the Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce, but, if you must, a can of the store-bought stuff will suffice in a pinch.

shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl

WHAT ARE ENCHILADAS?

Enchiladas are a traditional Mexican dish that contains meat or starchy vegetables wrapped in a corn tortilla, smothered in a savory sauce, and baked. This recipe however uses tortilla chips mixed in, in place of the filling wrapped in authentic corn tortillas, for time-saving purposes.

organic grass-fed beef

WHAT DOES THIS EASY ENCHILADAS RECIPE TASTE LIKE?

Savory, meaty, and cheesy. This skillet recipe wins the trifecta. The Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce adds a little bit of heat, but it is not overpowering and doesn’t hide any of the other flavors.

bowl of black beans

ONE SKILLET ENCHILADAS RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • Ground Beef – 1 pound
  • Black beans – 1 15oz. can – drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz of The Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce – if you are short on time and need to save a couple of minutes, you can use a can of store-bought enchilada sauce.
  • Cheddar cheese – 1 cup, shredded
  • Tortilla chips – 3 cups. I like to use the “bight size” chips instead of the large triangle-shaped tortilla chips, strictly for volume’s sake. 
homemade enchilada sauce

HOW TO MAKE EASY ENCHILADAS

This is a very quick and easy enchilada skillet recipe. Having said that, if you are going to be using The Best Homemade Enchilada Sauce recipe, make that beforehand. You will need it approximately five minutes into the process. 

  1. In a large, heavy skillet, over medium heat, cook your ground beef until browned. Drain off any extra fat and grease.
  2. Add enchilada sauce and black beans.
  3. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in your tortilla chips and let sit for about 2 minutes to soak up some of the excess sauce.
  5. Add cheese. You can add half of the cheese and stir it in, or you can just top the skillet with the entire amount of cheese. It’s up to you.
  6. Serve.
ground beef cooking in skillet

IS ONE SKILLET ENCHILADAS CONSIDERED HEALTHY?

I would file this recipe under “Indulgent”. It is delicious, it is filling, and won’t be found on many spa menus. The tortilla chips and cheese kind of throw this recipe out of the running for Diet Food Of The Year. Having said that, it is tasty, and a crowd-pleaser.

bowl of tortilla chips

CAN YOU MAKE ONE SKILLET ENCHILADAS AHEAD OF TIME?

If you are bringing this to a potluck party, or just want to prep some of the ingredients early, you certainly can make this ahead of time. This is one of those meals where the leftovers are just as delicious later in the day (or week) as it is right off the stove.

ground beef and black beans in a pan

CAN YOU FREEZE ENCHILADAS?

This meal can be made and stored in the freezer for future use. I highly recommend storing it in an airtight container to keep additional moisture out, and avoiding freezing burn.

ground beef, black beans, and enchilada sauce cooking in a pan

WHAT TO SERVE WITH ONE SKILLET ENCHILADAS?

The One Skillet Enchiladas are a total meal. However, if you seek to dress up your plate a little, might I suggest:

easy enchiladas cooking in a skillet
one skillet enchiladas

WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THESE ENCHILADAS?

bowl of enchiladas

One Skillet Enchiladas

This One Skillet Enchiladas recipe is so easy to make and bursting with flavor. With minimal effort, you can be enjoying the tastes of Mexico in under an hour!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Enchilada
Servings: 6
Calories: 653kcal
Author: House Hunk

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz jar enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups tortilla chips preferrable the small, round, flat chips

Instructions

  • In a large, heavy skillet, over medium heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain off fat after thoroughly cooked.
    ground beef cooking in skillet
  • Add enchilada sauce and black beans.
    ground beef and black beans in a pan
  • Bring to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes.
    ground beef, black beans, and enchilada sauce cooking in a pan
  • Stir in tortilla chips and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
    easy enchiladas cooking in a skillet
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcal
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