Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole

Beef Enchilada Casserole

Diana Rattray

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
837 Calories
37g Fat
72g Carbs
52g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 837
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 1619mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 367mg 28%
Iron 9mg 50%
Potassium 915mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This nicely seasoned layered casserole will quickly become a requested family meal. The savory layers of ground beef, tortillas, peppers, and cheese make it a whole meal in one dish.

Serve this delicious Tex-Mex casserole with a tossed salad or fresh salsa for a fabulous dinner.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 4 ounces pitted black olives, chopped

  • 1 (8-ounce can) tomato sauce

  • 1 (4-ounce can) chili peppers, chopped

  • 6 flour tortillas

  • 8 ounces grated Mexican blend cheese or cheddar jack

  • 1/2 cup water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. In a large skillet cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned. Drain well. 

  4. Stir the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, olives, tomato sauce, and chile peppers into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

  5. In a greased 2 1/2-quart round casserole, alternate layers of lightly buttered tortillas, the meat mixture, and shredded cheese, ending with cheese sprinkled over top.

  6. Add water, and cover with lid or foil. Bake for 30 minutes.

  7. Garnish with ripe olive slices, chopped green onions, and fresh chopped tomatoes.

  8. Serve and enjoy!