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Easy Chipotle Chilli Beef Enchiladas

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These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

Enchiladas are always a family favourite and these chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you’re craving Mexican food! 

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

Mexican food has always been one of my favourite cuisines. It’s so amazingly full of flavour and full of so much variety and freshness I just cannot get enough. It’s tacos, chillis, rice and quesadillas plus so much more.

Enchiladas are one of my favourites though. I love the perfect marriage between soggy and crunchy, spicy and cheesy, filling and comforting.

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

How was everybody’s Christmas? We had a lovely time. Will was home with me and my parents for the first time and it was so freaking great.

I got to hang out with my gorgeous baby nephew, eat loads of yummy food and just have a much needed chill. I was so eager for a few weeks off work and it’s been so good to just spend time with Will and our families.

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

We made these enchiladas back in the middle of December. They’re a great winter meal with gentle heat from the chilli and loaded with a delicious layer of melted cheese.

Unlike traditional enchiladas, we decided not to coat these in sauce because the chilli is pretty moist (yeah, I went there) and makes them plenty saucy.

Ingredients you need to make these chipotle chilli beef enchiladas:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Beef Mince
  • Dried Chipotle Peppers
  • Red Pepper
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Ground Cumin
  • Ground Coriander
  • Dried Oregano
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Beef Stock
  • Kidney Beans
  • Tortillas
  • Cheddar Cheese

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these chipotle chilli beef enchiladas…

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

They use a pretty traditional chilli inside, made with minced beef, but we added a couple of dried chipotle chillis which really added to the smoky flavour of the chilli.

As usual with any Mexican food, this thing is really all about the toppings.

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

We sliced some avocado on top which I promptly picked off before eating. I know I’m the worst food blogger ever, when will I get over my aversion to avocado?!

Then we had sour cream, coriander and salsa out of the jar which is the kind I like the best even though it’s probably filled with preservatives and what have you.

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

True story, I use that salsa to make nachos too. It’s one of my favourite guilty pleasures and eating it with salted tortilla chips is probably in my top five all time favourite snacks.

I’d much rather eat it than the fresh stuff or even homemade which probably makes me the worst food blogger in the world (again) but at least I’m enjoying myself I guess.

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

I have to admit, Will was the main architect behind these enchiladas. He is a great guy to have around. You all should get one.

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If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 
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Easy Chilli Beef Enchiladas

These chilli beef enchiladas are super easy to make and make the perfect weeknight dinner when you're craving Mexican food! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, kid friendly, weeknight
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 enchiladas, enough for 4 hungry people
Calories 391 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 400 g Beef Mince
  • 2 Dried Chipotle Peppers
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 250 ml Beef Stock
  • 400g tin Kidney Beans drained
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • 150 g Cheddar Cheese grated

to serve:

  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Fresh Coriander chopped
  • Jalapenos sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Add the onion to a pan with 1 tbsp of oil and cook gently over a medium low heat until translucent, about 10 mins. Add the garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile add the dried chipotles to a pan of simmering water and allow to soak for 10 mins. Turn the heat up on the onion and garlic slightly and add the mince, browning all over. Add more oil to the pan if it’s becoming too dry.

  3. Once the mince is browned all over, add the red pepper to the pan, reduce the heat slightly and cook for 5 mins.

  4. Remove the chipotles from the water. When they’re cool enough to touch, remove the stem and seeds, and roughly chop.

  5. Put the chopped tomatoes, chipotles, cumin, coriander, oregano, chilli flakes in a blender and blend until there are no more lumps of chipotle and all the spices are incorporated. Season to taste then add to the pan along with the beef stock and tomato puree.

  6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

  7. Make the enchiladas by fillings each tortilla with a couple of spoonfuls of the chilli. Roll and place in a baking dish. Top the enchiladas with the grated cheese and cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve topped with chopped coriander, avocado, salsa and sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chilli Beef Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 497mg 21%
Potassium 645mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 18.2%
Vitamin C 32.2%
Calcium 21.9%
Iron 26.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    01/09/2017 at 10:17 AM

    I love enchiladas and yours look amazing! You can’t beat a sprinkle of fresh coriander on top. Yum!

  • Reply
    Shashi at Savory Spin
    01/09/2017 at 10:47 AM

    It’s been awhile since I made enchiladas and you are making me think that needs to change – these looks so scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    01/09/2017 at 12:40 PM

    These look so good! I could eat Tex-Mex every night!

  • Reply
    Lizzie
    01/09/2017 at 2:41 PM

    These look so crispy, we love chipotle and smoky flavours in this house. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with bought salsa (Beth from Budget Bytes uses it to flavour her black bean soup), I eat it totally differently to the homemade stuff. Can’t beat good ol’ chips and dip.

  • Reply
    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    01/09/2017 at 2:59 PM

    I need some of this gorgeous enchiladas this weekend!

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