Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas are a super quick and easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy! It’s taco night reinvented!

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!pinterestFlat Ground Beef Enchiladas are the fun and reinvented way to eat enchiladas on the fly! Not to mention it’s a quick weeknight dinner!

The other day I was at the grocery store with my sister in law and we were talking about our favorite easy dinners to make for the family.

She told me about her Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas and I was immediately intrigued! I love enchiladas, but what are FLAT enchiladas?!

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

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My sister in law said she always has a container of her enchilada meat sauce ready for whenever her kids want these flat enchiladas.

It’s basically just ground beef mixed with a red enchilada sauce and then it’s placed on top of a fried corn tortilla with shredded cheese on top.

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

Genius!! I immediately loved this idea!

I have a killer Homemade Enchilada Sauce that is perfect for this recipe, but if you’re in a time crunch, you can always use the canned version.

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

She said her kids sometimes call these Mexican Pizzas, but she’s always known them as Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas.

Now I know these bad boys as just pure deliciousness!

These enchiladas pack all the flavor without having to individually roll each and every tortilla or take the time to bake. I served these taco night style to my family, with a bowl of the saucy ground beef and all the toppings on the side.

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

We had fun with it and made double decker flat enchiladas and even TRIPLE decker ones!

You’ll want to eat the stacked enchiladas with a knife and fork, but the single layer ones we just picked up and ate with our hands.

Have fun with your Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas and serve with these tasty sides:

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

Make taco night fun again with this super delicious and totally easy weeknight meal!

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Yields serves 4 to 6

Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups Homemade Enchilada Sauce *
  • 12 to 15 small corn tortillas
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • Optional Toppings:
  • sliced avocado
  • diced tomato
  • sour cream
  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced black olives

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground beef, onion and garlic in a skillet over medium high heat and cook until no longer pink, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon. Drain any excess fat and return skillet to stove top.
  2. Add in the enchilada sauce* and let simmer about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile heat another skillet over medium high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once hot, add the corn tortillas, one at a time or if the skillet is large enough add more, so they are not over lapping. Fry the tortillas for about 1 minute (until lightly golden brown) and then flip, cook on the opposite site until lightly golden brown. Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. To serve the flat enchiladas, scoop some of the meat mixture onto the tortilla and sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Top with any additional topping you'd like and enjoy!

Notes

*If using canned enchilada sauce, add 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tsp garlic salt when adding the sauce to the ground beef mixture. Stir and let simmer.

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Flat Ground Beef Enchiladas! My whole family loved these! They are so easy and that enchilada sauce is to die for!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
5 Responses
  1. Josette
    In Central America these are staples in our rotating menus - and what you guys know as enchiladas we know as flautas (flutes) when made with flour tortillas or tacos when made with corn tortillas. Tortillas are a very important part of our diets - I live in Honduras. We also eat a lot of red beans and what you know as cotija cheese. Our traditional recipe is: fried tortilla, seasoned and cooked ground meat with tiny potato cubes (when the potatoes are cooked we smash everything together so it sticks to the tortilla like a paste), cabbage, tomato, vinegar, salt, and pepper salad, a slice of hard-boiled egg, enchilada sauce, and grated cotija cheese on top. If the meat is not pasty enough we might spread a layer of red refried beans directly on top of the tortilla before adding all the other layers (so the meat doesn't crumble down when you bite it). I will definitely try them out with your toppings, search: central american enchiladas for more ideas. Enjoy!

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