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Enchilada casserole on a small blue plate.

Oven Baked Easy Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole

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Get ready for a flavor-packed fiesta with this Oven Baked Easy Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole. This mouthwatering dish takes all the savory goodness of traditional enchiladas and serves it up in a convenient casserole form. Ground beef layered with jarred enchilada sauce, corn tortillas, and shredded cheese - Bake for 30 minutes, resulting in a simple and flavorful dish that requires minimal effort.


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion - finely diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 - 4 Ounce Can of Diced Green Chilies
  • 15-16 6" Corn Tortillas
  • 15-20 Ounces Enchilada Sauce (I use Siete brand)
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese - shredded

Toppings - sour cream, salsa, avocado, guacamole, hot sauce, cilantro, lime wedges, additional shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. To a large skillet, add the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes or until the ground beef is cooked all the way through - breaking up with a meat chopper into fine pieces as you cook. 
  3. Drain off the excess fat and add back into the skillet with the spices and green chilies. Cook for 2-3 more minutes then remove from the heat.
  4. Spray and 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread a small amount of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan. Layer with 5-6 corn tortillas. Add half of the ground beef mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese and then drizzle a little more enchilada sauce. Repeat that layering again and then end with the last tortillas, sauce, and cheese on top (layering should look like the following: sauce, tortilla, beef, cheese, sauce, tortilla, beef, cheese, sauce, tortilla, sauce and cheese).
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve with salsa, avocado or guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce, cilantro, or any of your favorite taco toppings.


  • Leftovers can be kept for 2-3 days covered in the fridge.
  • You can add additional ingredients like black beans and corn to your beef mixture too if desired.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 scoop
  • Calories: 424
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 1239.9 mg
  • Fat: 18.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 31.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 88.8 mg
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