Shredded Beef Enchiladas

During autumn and winter I love "comfort food" 
and to me a good casserole or soup is comforting.
This tasty enchilada recipe is tasty and satisfying - perfect for the cooler days.
Plus this recipe is great for using leftover roast beef.
When I made this dish I pretty much threw in what I had on hand
and it turned out quite delicious :)

Here is how I made it. . .


about 2 cups shredded cooked meat
(I had half of an uncooked roast so I cooked it in the slow cooker all day in some broth)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons oil
1 - 2 cans (10 oz) red enchilada sauce
1 can (10 oz) Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies), drained
4 freshly roasted green chilies (4 oz can of chilies will work too)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese 
(I did not have enough cheddar so I mixed in some mozzarella and it was very good)
6 flour tortillas (burrito size)

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook garlic for about 5 minutes.
Mix in the can of drained Rotel, shredded meat, one can of enchilada sauce,
green chilies, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer uncovered for 5 - 10 minutes,
or until mixture has thickened.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish 
and spread a little bit of enchilada sauce from the second can on the bottom.
Fill each tortilla with about 2/3 cups of the mixture 
(my mixture was slightly juicy which is the way I wanted it).
Add some cheese and then roll up and place into prepared baking dish.
Do this will all 6 tortillas.
If there is any mixture left over then pour it on top of the enchiladas.
Pour however much of the 2nd can of enchilada sauce on top as well
(you can use all of it or just some of it - it depends on how saucy you like it).
I used about half of the second can.
Cover with remaining cheese and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.

Serve with beans and rice for a tasty meal on a chilly autumn evening.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Love and hugs to you, 
sweet friends.

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Sarah said...

This looks delicious!! I am definitely pinning this recipe for later. : )

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie,
I never made enchiladas before and this recipe looks so good.
I will have to make this sometime.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Lynn Bean said...

It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Lynn

JES said...

These look delicious! I also do mine with the flour tortillas and enjoy that style very much :) Have a lovely weekend!

Chris Lally said...

Well, I think I have a new favorite comfort food. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe!!

mamasmercantile said...

That really does look good. One of my favourites is beef stew and dumplings, a great go to when it is cold.

Cheryl said...

Oh, my! These sound so delicious!! Thanks ever so much for sharing, sweet friend. :) Sending you much love today!

Debbie Harris said...

Mmm...looks mighty tasty :-)
Those beans look delicious too. I've been wanting to make chicken enchiladas for your dad, that is something I rarely make, but I think he would like the beef.
My comfort food for this time of year is soups, I would have them more often if your father would eat them. I made a potato soup the other day with our garden potatoes and oooh was it ever good. nice and creamy.
And of course anything pumpkin this time of year is over the top comfort. :-)

Enjoy your day, it's a beautiful one.
Love you~~ Mom

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh wow! Looks so good!! I love making soups in my crock pot. This week has been a different soup every other night ... Because it's just the two of us a crock of soup lasts two dinners with a few lunches lol!

Red Rose Alley said...

Enchiladas, one of my favorites! These shredded beef enchiladas look delicious, Stephanie. You know, my mom made her famous enchiladas, and everyone in the family loved them. The girls still make them from time to time. Yes, comfort foods are good during Autumn and Winter season, and this dish is perfect. Your pictures are so nice showing how scrumptious they look. :)

love to you, sweet Stephanie.


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Mmmm, I love a good enchilada! Thanks for this tasty sounding recipe. My comfort food favorite is anything Italian!

Debby Ray said...

Mmmm...looks amazing!

Denise said...

yummy in my tummy.

Sandra said...

Yum, this looks and sounds delicious. My favourite comfort food is soups or stews. Homemade macaroni and cheese too. Oh and meatloaf. :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, this looks so good and now you have me hungry. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My favorite comfort foods are chili, mac and cheese, pasta dishes and meatloaf.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs and Blessings, cm

Debbie said...

Looks yummy! My favorite comfort food is meatloaf!!

Lady of the Manor said...

These sound delicious!


Looks so very good...might have to try it after I make some chicken enchiladas that I love and just received a new recipe for it in the mail today! THANK YOU!!!

Michelle makes and bakes said...

yummy, for me it's stew, we had it tonight or anything with mash potatoesx

Lowcarb team member said...

... you can't beat a lovely casserole dish in the Autumn / Fall.

Thanks for sharing your idea.

All the best Jan

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your enchilada dish looks delicious, Stephanie! I usually make it with ground beef, but leftover roast sounds perfect to me.
My favorite comfort food is chicken and dumplings. We still have high temperatures here, and I'm anxiously awaiting some cool weather to prepare some yummy comfort food. Thanks for sharing your wonderful meal, and photos, with us! Love to you!

Mari said...

Yum! This looks so good and it's a great way to use leftovers. Thanks!

Mehrll said...

That looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love Mexican food. My favorite comfort food is pizza or good homemade potato soup. Hugs.

Vicky Hunt said...

I just pinned this recipe! I love Mexican food and these look delish! I hope you are doing well my friend. Have a lovely Friday and weekend!

Hugs Vicky

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Yum, this recipe looks wonderful. I made enchiladas last week when it turned cooler. You make me want them again. :) Thanks for your recipe. :)

Natalie said...

Yummy! This looks delicious. I think you'd like my chicken taco casserole recipe, it' a comfort food in our family!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This looks great my friend! Wonderful photo!!!!!

Robyn said...

This looks fantastic, Stephanie! Do you know I just bought my first slow cooker? lol. I don't know why I've resisted all this time but I'm going to break it in with your recipe. Can't wait to taste all those wonderful flavours you've put into it.
Great photos, too, my friend. Scrumptious looking!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

My favorite comfort food is this smoked Shepard's pie I make, an adaptation of a Rachel Ray recipe. I just sink into that stuff. This recipe of yours looks wonderful, and leftover roast beef is frequent around here. Perfect.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Anna said...

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm................yummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a delicious weekend !

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh my...this is truly ''comfrt food''! Looks absolutely divine...not only are you a lovely baker, you are wonderful cook too! Hmm...I will have to save your recipe for when cooler days come to stay for a while again!
Have splendid weekend, dearest Stephanie!
I am back after a delightful few days away...the Lord blessed us with gorgeous weather and a relaxing time!
Blessings and hugs to you!

handmade by amalia said...

This looks so good. At the moment my favorite comfort food is soup, especially lentil soup. Or Pizza :-)
Happy Friday, Stephanie.

Conniecrafter said...

This is one of my favorite dishes, I always go out for my birthday to a Mexican place and I get their Enchiladas. My home made ones I make usually are made with corn shells but I may have to try this flour shells recipe, it has me craving it now :) Hope your having a great week and the weekend holds special time with family!

Daniela said...

I didn't know this recipe yet, but I have to admit that it looks so delicious, I'm going to take note ... every post of yours, dearie, is so very interesting and so charming, thank you blessed heart !

Have a wonder-filled end of the week, sending love to you
with heartfelt gratitude

Amy at love made my home said...

Delicious! xx

Simply Linda said...

Yum! Thanks Stephanie, this is a keeper, for sure. (well, they always are, smiles)Blessings sweet friend.

Delvalina said...

They look so good sister :)
as always it turns so good!

Have a wonderful day!hugs

Lilac Cottage Homestead said...

Oh thanks for sharing!! My husband Love Mexican food! I will have to give it a try someday. God bless


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They look yummy!

Jess said...

This sounds so delicious!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Kelly Deal said...

Oh Stephanie! I'm starving right now and your recipe sounds delicious! Great idea to use roast left-overs!

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