The BEST Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe (Prepped In 10 Minutes)

A slice of beef enchilada casserole on top of a white plate.

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This beef enchilada casserole is loaded with flavor. It has the perfect combination of seasoned ground beef, enchilada sauce, tortilla shells, and melty shredded cheese, all packed in one casserole. And it's so, so easy to make too. Honestly, the best part about this beef casserole - besides how delicious it is - is that you can have it all set and ready to bake in just 10 minutes!



3/4 lb ground beef

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 ½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp cumin powder

2 tbsp water

14 oz can red enchilada sauce (or green enchilada sauce)

8 corn tortillas

¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Chopped cilantro, or parsley, as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef over medium-high heat until nicely browned on all sides.
  3. Add onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add water and cook for 2 minutes over low heat. Stir in chopped cilantro if you are using it. 
  4. Spread some enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9-inch square pan. 
  5. Place the corn tortillas in the square pan (I cut mine in half and arranged them with the cut side along the sides of the baking pan).
  6. Place ¼ of the beef mixture over the tortillas. Add more enchilada sauce and top it with some shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat the layers until you have used all the ingredients, with the cheese as the final layer. 
  7. Cover the casserole with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Cool briefly before serving.


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