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Beef enchiladas recipe

Beef enchiladas recipe

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This dish can be prepared in advance and kept chilled in the fridge. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 710 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 red chilli
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 50g Cheddar, grated
  • 1 jalapeño pepper in brine, sliced, plus extra to serve
  • guacamole, to serve
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    12g 58%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 76.3g Protein 38.7g Fibre 6.1g


  1. Dry-fry the minced beef and onion in a medium pan for about 5 minutes until browned. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, tomato purée, oregano, cumin, and season.
  2. Slice and deseed the chilli. Reserve a few slices for garnish, then finely chop the remainder and add to the minced beef. Bring the pan to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Spread a little mince in the centre of each tortilla, roll up and place in a baking dish. Top with the grated cheese, chilli and jalapeño peppers and bake for 10 minutes until golden. Serve with extra jalapeños and guacamole.

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