Easy Enchiladas

Easy Enchiladas

Beef, bean, and baby spinach enchiladas are crowd-pleasing favorites—easy to make, easy to freeze, and easy to eat. If you’re putting together a dinner to deliver to somebody else, it’s nice to add some additional goodies like chips, guacamole, and a six-pack of Mexican beer.

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2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
¾ teaspoon salt, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
1 4oz can green chiles, drained
1 12oz bag baby spinach
1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup sour cream
Black pepper to taste
6 flour tortillas (8-inch)
2 cups of your favorite enchilada sauce
3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch pan.
  2. In a large skillet, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook until the onion is tender and translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add ground beef and brown, adding an additional ½ teaspoon salt.
  6. Add green chiles and few large handfuls of spinach to the skillet.
  7. Cook, stirring frequently, until the spinach has wilted.
  8. Repeat with remaining spinach.
  9. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a bowl.
  10. Stir in drained black beans and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Pour ½ cup enchilada sauce into prepared pan, evenly coating the bottom of the pan.
  12. To assemble enchiladas, spread 1/3 cup beef mixture down the middle of a tortilla, add a little enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  13. Make a wrap by folding the left side over, then the right. Place seam-side down on the bottom of your pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  14. Drizzle the remaining enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  15. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Garnish with cilantro and serve.