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Plate of ground beef enchilada casserole with lettuce and sour cream.

Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole Recipe


You’ll love this ground beef enchilada casserole recipe! It takes just 15 min to prep and it’s full of classic enchilada flavors. 


Units Scale
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 10 oz. corn tortillas (about 9 tortillas, cut in half)
  • 15 oz. enchilada sauce*
  • 15 oz. can refried black beans
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (12 oz.)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, avocado, onion



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Finely chop onion and peppers.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper to pan and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add ground beef and season with sea salt. Break up beef with a spoon and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Drain beef if necessary.
  4. Assemble casserole. Drizzle 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9×9” baking dish. Top with a layer of corn tortillas, 1/2 of the refried beans, 1 cup ground beef mixture, and 1 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Repeat layers with a layer of tortillas, enchilada sauce, remaining beans, remaining beef, and a layer of cheese. Finish with a layer of tortillas, enchilada sauce, and cheese.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden brown. 
  7. Serve with desired toppings.


  • Use your favorite enchilada sauce. You can use mild or hot depending on preferences.
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and do not include toppings.

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