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Overhead view of shredded beef enchiladas in a white baking dish.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Tender and flavorful Mexican shredded beef is transformed into these delicious enchiladas smothered with enchilada sauce and melted cheese!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 enchiladas


  • 1 (19 ounce) can red enchilada sauce divided
  • 3 cups Mexican shredded beef
  • 1 (4 ½ ounce) can diced green chiles well drained
  • 8 (8 inch) tortillas flour or corn
  • 8 ounces colby jack cheese shredded, divided


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spread ½ cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Toss together the shredded beef and green chiles in a medium bowl.
  • Wrap the stack of 8 tortillas in dampened paper towels and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Evenly distribute beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle shredded cheese over each tortilla (reserve HALF of the cheese for topping).
  • Wrap tortillas tightly and place seam-side down into the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas, then sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake (uncovered) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling around the edges of dish.
  • Top with desired toppings.


  • Cheddar jack can be substituted for colby jack cheese.
  • Microwaving tortillas isn't technically required but there are less chances of tearing the tortillas when wrapping if they are heated.