Beef and Potato Enchiladas

Make some delicious and budget friendly Beef & Potato Enchiladas. Perfect comfort food for a restaurant quality meal at home.

Make some delicious and budget friendly Beef & Potato Enchiladas. Perfect comfort food for a restaurant quality meal at home.

Sometimes you just need some yummy comfort food – and you need it on a budget. Raising kiddos I have learned different ways of stretching my grocery budget and Beef and Potato Enchiladas has always fit the bill – it’s comfort food, ingredients are cheap and you guys? It’s just completely delicious! My idea of a perfect meal.

Casseroles are where it’s at in my life. This is one of those meals that you can make up on Sunday and then eat it during the week on the day when you have NO time to make a great dinner. I love doing that – I make up a couple of meals or at least get them prepped on Sunday when I have time to patter around the kitchen – then during the week? Just pull them out. I do a freezer meal or two and try to have a casserole or two in the fridge ready to heat up. Beef and Potato Enchiladas are one of the meals I go to a lot – it’s so good!

Beef and Potato Enchiladas

I also love changing up the casseroles for a different flavor – when you make a mexican dish – it breaks up the week right? I live for getting a bunch of different flavors into our weekly meal plan. I don’t want the same old every night! Do you? Want a sample of my weekly meal plan? I like to make (all of these are perfect for either the freezer or for putting in the fridge for a day or two! or just make and eat!):

Slow Cooker Mexican Style Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Mexican Style Shredded Beef (Freezer Meal)

Mix up your dinner routine and make Italian Mac & Cheese! Loaded with cheesy goodness & comforting flavors your family loves. Perfect weeknight casserole.

Italian Mac & Cheese (Put this in the fridge)

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup has tender beef, loads of carrots and potatoes and caramelized onions! Perfect with some crusty bread!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup (I make this and eat it on Sunday – then leftovers another night)

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken2

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken (Freezer meal)

That’s a week in my life – between leftovers and whatever that will get us through a week! So delish – make sure to try them all!

Beef and Potato Enchiladas


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 large (or 3 small) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • ¼ c. of red chili powder (hot, medium or mild depending on your heat preference)
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1–2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 c. of water
  • salt to taste
  • 6–8 oz. of cheese
  • 16 corn tortillas


  1. Brown ground beef and potatoes until potatoes are almost cooked through, stirring as needed.
  2. Add garlic and sauté, then add flour and allow flour to brown; add salt and red chili powder.
  3. Next, add water (start with 2 cups and add more if needed).
  4. Let simmer until mixture thickens.
  5. In a glass baking dish cover bottom with chili mixture, mostly juice if you can.
  6. Start to layer corn tortillas, potato/beef mixture and cheese until you use all of chili mixture.
  7. On the final layer top with cheese.
  8. Place into a 350° oven for 30 minutes until everything is hot and bubbly!

Make some delicious and budget friendly Beef & Potato Enchiladas. Perfect comfort food for a restaurant quality meal at home.


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  1. I love! Mexican food, and this dish looks exactly like I would get it in a Restaurant! Thanks for sharing on FFF! I will feature this recipe tomorrow on my own FB page, because I am so in love with it!
    Your new co-host Jutta

  2. I made this tonight and my husband and I did not care for it at all. I did not add the 1/4 c of chili pepper as we don’t like a lot of heat in our dishes. But… I don’t know if something wasn’t listed on the recipe because my sauce was not red. Maybe, if I had just used a mild taco seasoning pack – it might have worked. Potatoes and cheese really tasted good.

    • The 1/4 c. of chili powder is what makes the enchilada sauce red and flavorful. You could have used a mild chili powder instead of a hot one. Or even just substituted a can of your favorite enchilada sauce, but just omitting the chili powder completely doesn’t work as you figured out 🙂

    • If you use a mild chili powder, it shouldn’t have too much heat to it, but it will provide flavor and the red color. The chile powder will have the same consistency of a taco seasoning. You can find it with the spices or the mexican food isle in your grocery store.

  3. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    • Thank you for the invite Carole. We stopped over and linked up these enchiladas along with some Creamy Sweet Potatoes. Enjoy!

  4. thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have 90 great potato/sweet potato links. Wow! Have a great week.

    I have just signed up to follow your blog on google reader. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers


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