Ground Beef Enchirito Recipe

enchiladas with ground beef and tomatillo
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Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 2 servings

This is an enchilada made with a soft flour tortilla filled with a beef and bean mixture. The "enchirito" is a cross between an enchilada and a burrito.


  • 1 pound ground round
  • 2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 package flour tortillas (10-inch size)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Brown the ground beef in a skillet with chopped onion, breaking up beef into small pieces until beef is no longer pink. Add the salt and chili powder.

  3. Mash the refried beans until smooth. Heat beans in the microwave or a small saucepan.

  4. Warm tortillas all at once in a covered container or wrapped in a moist towel in microwave. This will take 30 to 40 seconds on high setting. Alternatively, heat tortillas in a lightly oiled skillet for about 1 or 2 minutes per side.

  5. Spoon 3 tablespoons of beef mixture into the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of dried minced onion over each. Top with 1/3 cup of the warm refried beans.

  6. Fold sides of each tortilla over the beans and meet edges. Flip the tortilla over onto an oven-safe or microwave-safe plate.

  7. Spoon 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce over top of the tortilla. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup shredded cheese, heat in microwave or under ​the broiler until cheese is melted, then top with 3 olive slices.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.