These steak enchiladas are a hearty and delicious enchilada recipe that is perfect for an easy weeknight meal. They are made with tender, flavor steak, a spicy cheese blend, flour tortillas, all smothered in a savory red enchilada sauce. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible.
I’m a big fan of Mexican food. I grew up in California, and I now live in Texas. So Mexican food has always been a huge part of my life. I’m a big fan of enchiladas, in particular, and I especially love beef enchiladas. That’s why I made this delicious steak enchilada recipe. It uses New York Strip steak for a meaty, tender filling, ground beef, tons of cheese, bold Mexican spices, and enchilada sauce to create a deliciously beef, cheesy enchilada dish that everyone loves. I make these enchiladas for dinner or double the batch and bring them to all kinds of parties and potlucks.
These delicious enchiladas start with New York Strip steak that I cut into small bite size pieces and ground beef, and cook to perfection along with onions. I mix it with enchilada sauce and then fill the tortillas with the mixture, cheese, and olives; top the enchiladas with more enchilada sauce and cheese, and bake until melty and bubbly. The entire process only takes a little over an hour or so, and when I’m done, I have hefty, hearty, delicious steak enchiladas that people can’t put down!
Why You’ll Love This Steak Enchiladas Recipes
- They are hearty and delicious, and the combination of tender steak, ground beef, spicy cheese, and flour tortillas is simply irresistible.
- The tender steak provides a rich and juicy flavor, while the ground beef adds a bit of umami. The spicy cheese adds so much flavor and adds a kick of heat.
- They are easy to make and can be customized to your family’s liking, such as using different types of cheese, and other ingredients like adding beans.
- They’re a classic comfort food the whole will enjoy and are perfect for family gatherings or special occasions.
Steak Enchilada Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you can find them all in your kitchen and at your local grocery store. There’s nothing fancy with this one!
- Steak (New York Strip)
- Ground beef
- Chili powder
- Garlic salt
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Ground cumin
- Red pepper flakes
- Red enchilada sauce
- Boars’ Head bold 3 pepper colby jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)
- Sliced black olives
- Flour tortillas (taquito size)
How to Make Steak Enchiladas
Making these enchiladas is as easy as shopping for the ingredients. It only takes a little stovetop cooking, some layering, and some baking. That’s all there is to it! It’s an easy, beginner-friendly recipe.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Step 2: Cook the Beef and Onions
Cook the steak, ground beef, and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is no longer pink, and the onions are tender. Drain and return to the pan. Add the seasonings, then cook for another 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add Enchilada Sauce
Pour a can of enchilada sauce into the meat mixture, stir, and cook until heated through.
Step 4: Dip the Enchiladas
Pour a little sauce from another can of enchilada sauce into the prepared baking dish. Then, pour the rest in a shallow dish and dip each tortilla into the sauce to coat both sides.
Step 5: Fill the Enchiladas
Add the meat mixture to the center of each tortilla, top with cheese and sliced olives, and roll up the tortillas. Place them seam-side down in the baking dish and repeat until all the enchiladas are rolled up.
Step 6: Top and Bake
Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas, sprinkle with cheese and more black olives, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until heated through and the cheese is melty and bubbly. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. Before serving, top with cilantro, sour cream, and sliced green onions, if desired. Enjoy!
- Be sure to thoroughly coat both sides of the tortillas before filling them.
- Cook the beef until no longer pink and no further. You don’t want it to get tough!
- Be sure to uncover the enchiladas in the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking to ensure they cheese gets a little color.
- You can make this recipe with just ground beef, ground turkey, or even chorizo.
- Use leftover pulled beef, pork, or chicken for a different flavor and texture.
- Use any of your favorite cheeses. Almost any cheese will work.
- You can lightly fry the tortillas before dipping and filling if you like.
- Add diced jalapenos to the meat mixture for an additional kick of heat.
What to Serve with Steak Enchiladas
These delicious enchiladas are delicious when topped with sour cream or some sliced avocado. You can also pair them with your favorite Mexican side dishes or more main courses for a larger Mexican dinner spread. Serve these enchiladas with:
- Black beans and rice
- Mexican rice
- Spanish rice
- Chips and salsa
- Chips and guacamole
- Your favorite Mexican sides or main courses
A steak enchilada is an enchilada made with steak as the main protein along with other traditional enchilada fillings.
Enchiladas are typically filled with meat, vegetables, beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce.
Enchiladas are typically made with corn tortillas because the flavor of the corn tortillas pairs well with the other enchilada ingredients.
People use flour tortillas because they’re usually easier to roll than corn tortillas.
Most enchiladas are usually baked and covered with foil to help them heat through more efficiently. They’re then uncovered and baked a few more minutes to get a little color on the cheese.
How to Store and Reheat leftover Steak Enchiladas
Refrigerate these enchiladas in an airtight container for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
To reheat the enchiladas, bake them covered for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 until heated through.
Try This Delicious Steak Enchiladas Recipe Today
These steak enchiladas are as delicious as they are easy to make. The combination of ground beef and steak along with the cheese makes for a super beefy and cheesy filling that makes a great counterpoint to the zesty flavors of the spices and enchilada sauce. The best part of all of that is that they’re incredibly easy to make, as well! Give this beef enchilada recipe a try, and I know you’re going to fall in love with it.
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These Easy Beef and Bean Enchiladas are simple to make and is a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.
- 2 pounds steak, New York Strip
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- 2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- (3) 15 ounce cans red enchilada sauce
- 1 ½ pounds Boars’ Head bold 3 pepper Colby jack cheese, or your favorite cheese
- 2.25 ounce can sliced black olives
- 20 flour tortillas, taquito size
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F) and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook steak, ground beef and onions until beef is no longer pink and onions are tender. Drain and return to the pan.
- Add all the seasonings to the meat mixture. Stir to combine. Cook for additional 3 minutes.
- Pour one can of enchilada sauce into the mixture, stir to combine and cook over medium heat until heated through.
- Open another enchilada sauce and pour a little sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the remainder in a shallow dish, and dip each tortilla into the sauce, place in the baking dish, add meat mixture to the center of the tortilla, cover with cheese and sliced olives. Roll up and place at the end of the baking dish. Repeat the process until the baking dish is full. Add another layer on top until all of the meat mixture is used.
- Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top, sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, sliced black olives, and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese is melty and bubbly.
- Remove foil and bake for 5-10 additional minutes.
- Serve hot with your favorite Mexican side dishes.
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