Bean-and-Beef Enchilada Casserole


This hearty dish has all the great taste of traditional enchiladas -- cumin, chiles, and sour cream -- without all of the fuss. It's a fast and easy favorite.

Bean-and-Beef Enchilada Casserole
Photo: Mike Dieter
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 day 1 hr 5 mins


  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chili peppers

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream or light dairy sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 6 inch corn tortillas

  • 1 10 ounce can enchilada sauce or one 101/2-ounce can tomato puree

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


  1. In a large skillet cook the ground beef, onion, chili powder, and cumin until onion is tender and meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir pinto beans and undrained chili peppers into meat mixture; set aside.

  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and garlic powder until combined; set aside.

  3. Place half of the tortillas in the bottom of a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish, cutting to fit if necessary. Top with half of the meat mixture, half of the sour cream mixture, and half of the enchilada sauce. Repeat layers. Cover dish with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

To serve:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Remove plastic wrap; cover dish with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes more. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
24g Fat
36g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 632mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 302.9mg 23%
Iron 2.5mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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