Enchilada Casserole Recipe (2024)

Beef Enchilada Casserole makes a perfect weeknight or weekend meal to serve family and friends. Enchilada Casserole is comfort food that feeds those spicy cravings.

Enchilada Casserole Recipe (1)

Enchiladas make one of my family’s favorite meals. And this Enchilada Casserole just takes it over the top, let me tell you.

Thankfully, it only takes a little bit of time to put together. Here are a few things I’ve discovered over the years of making this enchilada casserole that make it easy as can be.

Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe

For this beef enchilada casserole, you’ll need:

  • olive oil – used for crisping the tortillas
  • medium tortillas – use your favorite tortilla, flour or corn. We prefer to use corn tortillas in this casserole
  • ground beef – we prefer to use a lean ground beef. You can also substitute with ground turkey if you prefer.
  • onion
  • garlic
  • enchilada sauce – I use my homemade enchilada sauce (stovetop or blender method). You can also substitute with store-bought in a pinch.
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese

You’ll begin by lightly browning your tortillas with olive oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. This prevents the tortillas from being soggy in the casserole. Once they are browned, set them aside as you prepare the enchilada casserole filling.

Then, brown your ground beef (or turkey) and drain away any drippings. Add your onion and garlic and cook until tender.

Assemble the casserole by pouring 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish that has been lightly sprayed with olive oil or cooking spray. Then, layer 3 tortillas on top of the sauce. Top the tortillas with 1/2 cup more sauce. Spread the beef mixture on top of the tortillas, followed by sour cream and the cheeses. Repeat with tortillas, enchilada sauce, beef mixture, sour cream, and cheeses, ending with cheeses.

Bake until the cheeses have melted, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.

Enchilada Casserole Recipe (2)

Make Ahead Instructions

Assemble beef enchilada casserole as directed without baking. When ready to serve, bake until the cheeses have melted and the casserole is heated throughout, about 20-30 minutes.

Here’s my enchilada casserole recipe. I hope your family loves it as much as we do.

Enchilada Casserole Recipe (3)


Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Enchilada Casserole makes a perfect weeknight or weekend meal to serve family and friends. Enchilada Casserole is comfort food that feeds those spicy cravings. Get this family favorite enchilada casserole recipe and make it your own!

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes minutes

Servings: 8


  • olive oil
  • 6 tortillas
  • 2-3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1-2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.

  • Drizzle olive oil into bottom of 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Once warm, add a tortilla, one at a time, to the skillet. Cook until crisp on each side, remove from the skillet with tongs and set aside.

  • Add beef and onions to the skillet and cook until completely browned. Remove from heat and drain away any drippings. Add garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.

  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish that has been sprayed with olive oil or cooking spray. Spread enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of the casserole dish.

  • Place 3 tortillas on top of the enchilada sauce, overlapping them slightly at the edges to make all 3 tortillas fit lengthwise. Ladle on additional enchilada sauce, about 1/2 cup. Layer on beef, onion and garlic mixture, making sure to spread mixture evenly over tortillas and enchilada sauce.

  • Top with large dollops of sour cream and spread slightly. Sprinkle on a little of both cheeses.

  • Repeat layering with 3 more tortillas, enchilada sauce, beef mixture, sour cream, and end with cheeses.

  • Bake in oven until cheeses have melted, about 20 minutes.

  • Serve warm.


You may substitute any other meat or bean for ground beef in the recipe. Additionally, you may add beans, lettuce, or diced tomatoes to the recipe, if desired.
To freeze: Prepare recipe through baking, wrap tightly with aluminum foil and place into the freezer. To heat once frozen, simply remove from the freezer and place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Bake as instructed in the recipe; however, note that baking time may take a bit longer to make sure all ingredients are heated throughout.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Join today & start saving your favorite recipes

Create an account to easily save your favorite recipes.

Save recipe

Robyn xo

Enchilada Casserole Recipe (4)

Categorized as:All Recipes, Beef Recipes, By Cooking Style, By Special Diets, Casseroles, Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Dinner Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Freezer Friendly Recipes, Freezer Meal Recipes, Game Day Recipes, Ground Beef Recipes, Halloween Recipes, Holiday and Occasion Recipes, Make-ahead Recipes, One Dish Meal Recipes, Pork Recipes, Recipes

Welcome to Add A Pinch

About Robyn

Robyn Stone is a cookbook author, wife, mom, and passionate home cook. Her tested and trusted recipes give readers the confidence to cook recipes the whole family will love. Robyn has been featured on Food Network, People, Southern Living, and more.

Read more about Robyn

Best Swedish Meatballs Recipe

30 mins

Best Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

25 mins

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

30 mins

The Best Pizza Dough

35 mins

Enchilada Casserole Recipe (2024)


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Clemencia Bogisich Ret

Last Updated:

Views: 6420

Rating: 5 / 5 (60 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Clemencia Bogisich Ret

Birthday: 2001-07-17

Address: Suite 794 53887 Geri Spring, West Cristentown, KY 54855

Phone: +5934435460663

Job: Central Hospitality Director

Hobby: Yoga, Electronics, Rafting, Lockpicking, Inline skating, Puzzles, scrapbook

Introduction: My name is Clemencia Bogisich Ret, I am a super, outstanding, graceful, friendly, vast, comfortable, agreeable person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.