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  • Egg free
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • No added sugar
  • Nut free
  • Seafood free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • Soy free
  • Peanut free
  • Wheat free
  • Gluten free

Take a weeknight visit to Mexico with these six-ingredient beef enchiladas. It's a truly tasty meal the family will love.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Quick beef enchiladas


  • 500g Coles Australian 3 Star Beef Mince
  • 300g mild chunky tomato salsa
  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • 1 cup (120g) grated tasty cheddar
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, finely chopped

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 3068kJ/734 Cals (35%), Protein: 44g (88%), Fat: 39g (56%), Sat Fat: 17g (71%), Sodium: 640mg (28%), Carb: 48g (15%), Sugar: 5g (17%), Dietary Fibre: 5g (17%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook mince, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until cooked. Add salsa. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until heated through.
  2. Step 2

    Spoon one-quarter of mince mixture over the base of a large baking pan. Dip 1 tortilla in the remaining mince mixture to soften. Place on a work surface. Top with one-eighth of remaining mince mixture. Roll to enclose filling. Place, seam-side down, in prepared pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas and mince mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar. Bake for 15 mins or until cheddar melts and enchiladas are heated through.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the tomato and avocado in a small bowl. Season. Spoon over the enchiladas to serve.

Recipe tip


Smart Swap: So you checked in the freezer and there’s no beef mince but you do have chicken, lamb or turkey mince. The great thing about mince is you can swap most minces for beef mince without too many texture changes, but there will be some flavour differences. You may also have to adjust cooking time.

Your quick-fix beef enchilada recipe

Winter meals often rely on the whole premise of low and slow cooking, but that also means they take a while to cook. When you’re looking for a simple dinner that also ticks the boxes as a super comforting winter dish, you can’t beat these classic beef enchiladas. This easy beef mince mixture is rolled in corn tortillas, then topped with sauce or cheese and baked to create a comforting dish that will warm you up from the inside out. Topped with a simple avocado and tomato salsa, it will give your beef enchilada a fresh twist.

How to make beef mince enchiladas

This is the best beef enchilada recipe thanks to a super simple recipe that is so easy to follow. It takes only 6 ingredients and just over half an hour to create a tasty and filling meal. 

Although this beef enchilada recipe is quite simple and uses only a jar of tomato salsa to flavour your beef mince, if you wanted to kick things up you could add a few different spices to the pan when browning the beef. To really boost the Mexican flavour, the spices you should turn to include cumin, ground coriander, chilli, or onion and garlic powders.

It will also help if you drain your mince mix before wrapping your enchiladas to stop them going soggy. You can either drain the whole mince mix or drain using a slotted spoon as you remove it from the pan.

Not sure how long to cook beef enchiladas? Since the mix is already cooked you only need to warm the tortillas and melt the cheese on top. The recipe states 15 minutes but ovens can vary, and you also need to check that the cheese has reached the desired level of browning first.

What to serve with beef enchiladas

When it comes to serving up this Mexican favourite, the choices are endless. Whether you want to serve it with some Mexican-style rice to bulk things up or a fresh salad for some greenery, either way, you’ll want a generous dollop of sour cream and guacamole. Finish with a garnish of fresh coriander.Using the paring knife, remove the vein that runs down the prawn’s back. Pat the prepped prawns dry with paper towel.

Love this recipe?

Once you’ve got this enchilada recipe down, you can test your Mexican cooking skills elsewhere. From fresh Mexican-style burritos with rice to fast beef tacos or a fresh Mexican barbecue beef salad with lime dressing for something a little bit different


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