Chipotle Ground Beef Enchiladas

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

YOU GUYSSSSSSSSSSS! These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are crazy good and so easy to make. They are packed full of flavor and made with a delicious homemade chipotle ground beef chili. I made these babies all in one day but if you’re short on time you can easily make the chili a few days in advance and just warm it slightly before making the enchiladas. Plus, we all know chili is crazy good a few days after it’s made.

Also, is there anything better than corn tortillas filled with cheese and spicy beef chili? 

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

I usually make Art take me out to dinner when I’m craving enchiladas but then I decided that was insane when I knew I could make them from scratch. Plus I wanted big time chipotle chile flavor and I knew the only way I could get that was from making it at home.

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

I almost laughed at how easy they were to put together. Plus they reheat like a DREAM so that means I made these babies around lunch (for lighting and photography purposes) and then served them up for dinner. Art devoured them in 2.2 seconds and loved the spicy hit from the chipotle chiles. Now, if you like things a little less spicy feel free to cut down on a number of chipotle peppers used or leave them out entirely.

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

{Looking for more Mexican inspired meals? Try my Pork Chile VerdeSmothered BurritosChorizo Stuffed Poblano PeppersChicken and Chard Tortilla SoupSouthwest Taco Stuffed Spaghetti SquashChipotle Shrimp Tacos or my Huevos Motulenos}

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Chipotle Ground Beef Enchiladas

These chipotle ground beef enchiladas are made with homemade chipotle beef chili and rolled up in corn tortillas and covered with cheddar cheese. The best part is you can make the chili days before making to help cut down on prep time. If you have never made enchiladas before now is the time!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 5 chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoon minced cilantro

Adapted from New York Times.

Directions:

In a soup pot add olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the onion and jalapeno. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften. Add in the ground beef, chipotle peppers, chili powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, kosher salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.

Cook the meat until it's browned. After it has cooked if there is a lot of grease in the pot feel free to drain the grease. If not, add the diced tomatoes and beef stock.

Simmer on low heat for about 90 minutes or until the chili is thick. You're looking for the chili to be about the thickness of sloppy joe meat. The chili is going to go inside tortillas so consider that when figuring out when the texture of the chili is ready.

Cover the chili and remove from the heat.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lay out your corn tortillas and add a little vegetable oil to a small skillet and place over medium heat. Add tortillas to the hot oil and cook for a few seconds on each side to help soften the tortilla. Add more oil to the pan between tortillas. Continue until all the tortillas have been softened.

Add about 1/2 cup of the chili to the bottom of an 9x13 pan. Add about 1 tablespoon cheese to the middle of the tortilla and about 2 tablespoons of the chili mixture.

Roll up and place seam-side down into the prepared dish. Continue until all the tortillas have been filled and placed in the dish.

Top with remaining chili and cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and browned.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top of the enchiladas with minced yellow onion and cilantro.

11 Responses to “Chipotle Ground Beef Enchiladas”

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    Jen — April 17, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Wow! These look fantastic!! Can’t wait to try them.

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    AILEEN vo — April 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Looks so amazing.. can’t wait to try!! Where do you normally get chipotle peppers though?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 17th, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

      Hi Aileen! I normally find my canned chipotle peppers in the Spanish/Mexican section of the grocery store. They are usually small cans (about 4 ounces) with whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — April 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Wow! I love chipotle and these enchiladas look perfect!

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    Jennifer — April 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I’m already planning my cinco de mayo menu and these may have just been bumped into the top contender…..delicious!!!

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    Michelle @ The Complete Savorist — April 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    They look so yummy!! The texture and colors are kind of making me hungry…

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    katerina @ diethood.com — April 18, 2017 at 6:26 am

    We love enchiladas at our house!! These look and sound fantastic!!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Can’t wait to whip these enchiladas up!

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    Rachel — April 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Seriously though, is it wrong to want the whole pan?!

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    Jessica | Novice Chef — April 18, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    We love enchiladas! These look incredible!

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    Sabrina — April 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Oh no, you’re making me too hungry too early with these photographs! Love ground beef in these vs the more common “stringy” beef in most enchiladas, thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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