My week has not gone as planned. Not at all. It has turned into one of those weeks where quick and easy meals are a must.
This ground beef enchilada recipe is not what I had planned to share this week, but as I said this week is not going as planned.
Instead of sharing what I planned, I decided to share reality. Reality right now is quickly putting together a dinner using what we have on hand.
Sometimes I think that we get stuck on following exact recipes and having the exact ingredients. This is part of the problem with the social media driven world that we live in. We think we need to have it all together. We think we need to have perfect food and recipes.
Today’s recipe for ground beef enchiladas is far from perfect or exact. I am also pretty sure it is far from authentic. What it is though is a meal that uses less than five ingredients that I almost always have on hand. It is a meal that I can have on the table in about thirty minutes.
It might not be the exact way enchiladas are meant to be made, but it is a quick and easy meal that my family loves. Sometimes we have to throw our goals of perfection aside and just go with it. And that includes meals.
There is nothing wrong with quick and simple recipes like this one today.
Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas
- 1 pound ground beef
- 10 ounce can enchilada sauce or homemade enchilada sauce
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
- flour, corn, or gluten free tortillas
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a skillet cook ground beef until browned and done. Drain off any fat.
- Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and 1 cup shredded cheese to the meat. Stir to combine.
- Spread 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into 9×13 pan or casserole dish.
- Spoon filling onto tortilla and roll tortilla. Place tortilla in pan and repeat until filling is gone. If I am using corn tortillas I use my fold over method for enchiladas.
- Pour remaining sauce over tortillas.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Note: This recipe is not exact. You can vary the amount of tortillas and cheese that you use. This is more of a guide than an exact recipe to follow.