Beefy Garlic Enchiladas

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We love enchiladas at our house! So I am always trying to find new recipes to try. There is an amazing Mexican restaurant in North Carolina that I crave every summer. We went there as a family last weekend and it is always amazing. Their enchiladas are to die for! They have one that is smothered in this white queso sauce that I am currently trying to recreate. It is awesome!

Beefy garlic enchiladas topped with black olives and a dollup of sour cream on a white plate.

I loved how these beefy garlic enchiladas turned out. I decided to use stew meat and slow cook it all day. The meat was so tender and peeled apart in the enchiladas. The red sauce in the enchiladas was perfect and the garlic in them gave them such a great flavor. I love that enchiladas will make enough to feed a crowd and they were gone in no time!

Beefy Garlic Enchiladas

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Delicious beefy enchiladas baked in an amazing garlic red sauce!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 10 Servings



  • 1 lb stew meat can also use 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 can 14 ½ oz. stewed tomatoes


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can 14 ½ oz beef broth
  • 1 can 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp chili powder to taste
  • 1 to 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8-10 flour tortillas



  • In a large skillet cook beef and onion over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Stir in flour and seasonings. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350. In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium high heat. Add garlic. Cook and stir 1 minute or until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually whisk in the broth. Bring sauce to a boil and stir about 2 minutes until thickened.
  • Pour 1 ½ cups sauce into a 9×13 in baking dish. Assemble the enchiladas by putting ¼ cup beef mixture off center of each tortilla. Top with 1-2 Tbs cheese and roll up. Place seam side down into 9×13.
  • Bake covered 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil and top with remaining cheese baking an additional 10-15 minutes.


If you are making this in a crockpot with beef stew meat, add all ingredients including sauce ingredients except for the flour. Stir in the flour at the end of cooking and allow to thicken. Cook on low 4-6 hours.


Serves: 10

Calories234kcal (12%)Carbohydrates21g (7%)Protein13g (26%)Fat11g (17%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol44mg (15%)Sodium621mg (26%)Potassium257mg (7%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A663IU (13%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium48mg (5%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beefy garlic enchiladas, enchilada recipes, enchiladas, beef enchiladas, tex mex, mexican
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