Easy Beef Enchilada Skillet

Why limit Tuesdays to just tacos when you could whip up a delicious Easy Beef Enchilada Beef Skillet? This one-pan meal is super easy to make, and everyone in the family will love it! The star ingredient? Laura’s Lean Ground Beef – leaner and healthier than traditional ground beef.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE EASY BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is a breeze, perfect for busy weeknights. With just one skillet, you’ll have a flavorful meal on the table in no time.
  • Delicious and Flavorful: The blend of spices, enchilada sauce, and cherry tomatoes creates a mouthwatering dish that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
  • Versatile for the Family: Whether you’re a spice lover or prefer things mild, you can tailor this dish to suit everyone’s taste by adjusting the jalapeno and spice levels.
  • Perfect for Recipes: This beef enchilada skillet is not just a meal; it’s a versatile base for other recipes. Use leftovers in tacos, burritos, or on a bed of greens for a hearty salad.
  • Healthier Choice: Laura’s Lean Ground Beef is leaner and lower in fat than regular ground beef, making it a healthier choice for you and your family.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

  • Laura’s Lean Ground Beef
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Jalapeno
  • Cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ancho chili powder
  • Black beans or kidney beans
  • Red enchilada sauce
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cheese (dairy-free, if preferred)
  • Dairy-free unsweetened yogurt

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use Flour Tortillas?

Yes, Flour Tortillas can be used. Just swap them for the corn tortillas.

Can I use regular dairy yogurt?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free unsweetened yogurt, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy yogurt option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the yogurt of your choice for the recipe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

  • Oven-safe skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Glass bowl

HOW TO MAKE EASY BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Dice the onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Drain the black beans or kidney beans.

Cooking

  1. Brown Laura’s Lean Ground Beef with olive oil and diced onion in an oven-safe skillet.
  2. Add spices, green pepper, and jalapeno. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Toss in beans and cherry tomatoes, then transfer the mixture to a glass bowl.

Preparing the Sauce

  1. Add enchilada sauce and dairy-free yogurt to the skillet. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring well. Turn off the heat.

Assembly

  1. Submerge quartered corn tortillas in the skillet sauce.
  2. Place the prepared ground beef mixture on top and sprinkle with cheese.

Baking

  1. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Finishing

  1. Top with avocado, fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeno, and sour cream.
  2. Enjoy!

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely! Prepare the skillet, refrigerate, and bake when ready. It’s a fantastic make-ahead option.

Is Laura’s Lean Ground Beef suitable for a healthier lifestyle?

Yes, it’s a leaner choice, perfect for those aiming for a healthier diet without sacrificing flavor. You can shop all the products here.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Certainly! Freeze in airtight containers for future easy and quick meals.

Can I customize the spice level?

Of course! Adjust the jalapeno and spice quantities to suit your taste.

Easy Beef Enchilada Skillet

Why limit Tuesdays for just tacos when you could make a delicious enchilada dish?!? This one pan meal is super easy to make and everyone in the family will love it! The star ingredient is Laura’s Lean Ground Beef. It’s nice and lean and has less fat than traditional ground beef, making it better for you and your family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy Beef Enchilada Skillet
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 278kcal

Equipment

  • oven safe skillet
  • Glass bowl
  • Cutting board
  • sharp knife

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced (seeds removed if you prefer less spice)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp ancho chili powder
  • 15 oz can black beans or kidney beans drained
  • 10 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 6 corn tortillas quartered
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 cups cheese dairy-free, if preferred
  • 8 oz dairy-free unsweetened yogurt

Instructions

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dice the onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Drain the black beans or kidney beans.

Cooking

  • Place an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, ground beef, and diced onion. Brown the meat.
  • Add cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, green pepper, and jalapeno to the skillet. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Toss in the drained beans and halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Remove the mixture from the skillet and place it in a glass bowl.

Preparing the Sauce

  • Add the enchilada sauce and dairy-free yogurt to the skillet. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring well. Turn off the heat.

Assembly

  • Add the quartered corn tortillas to the skillet, submerging them into the sauce and allowing them to come up on the sides of the skillet.
  • Place the prepared ground beef mixture on top of the tortillas.
  • Sprinkle cheese (dairy-free, if preferred) over the top.

Baking

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Finishing

  • Remove from the oven and top with avocado, fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeno, and sour cream
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1281IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 2mg
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Easy Beef Enchilada Skillet is a game-changer for busy families. With its quick preparation, delightful flavors, and versatility for various recipes, it’s a go-to choice for those seeking a delicious, hassle-free dinner. Laura’s Lean Ground Beef adds a healthier twist, making it a win-win for taste and nutrition. This recipe transforms a regular weeknight into a flavorful fiesta!

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