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The Capsule Pantry: Easy Enchiladas

Part of our Pantry Capsule series, these easy enchiladas are packed with flavor and made with ease!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: tex mex
Keyword: beef enchiladas, chicken enchiladas, easy enchiladas
Servings: 15 enchiladas
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • 1 lb ground meat or shredded chicken*
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ¼ c stock
  • 1 can or box tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce I used cholula (optional)
  • 1 can black beans
  • ¾ c cheese shredded (optional, extra if you would like cheese on the inside of your enchiladas)
  • 15 to rtillas I used corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼   teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Avocado sliced cherry tomatoes, plain greek yogurt or sour cream for topping


  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat add stock, tomato sauce, spices and salt & pepper for 2-3 minutes and then simmer on low. Reserve 1½ c for topping the enchiladas.
  • In a saute pan heat oil over med-high heat, add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Add meat and cook through, add black beans and mix well.
  • Pour remaining sauce on meat, combine well and turn off heat.
  • Wrap in paper towels, heat tortillas for 30-45 seconds to soften.
  • Spread a spoonful of sauce on the bottom of a 9”x12” pan.
  • Fill tortillas with meat mixture close the seam at the bottom, side by side (you can add some cheese inside with the meat mixture if you wish, I didn’t because we are low dairy).
  • Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas, use the back of a spoon to spread if needed. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve topped with tomatoes, avocados, and greek yogurt.


*Vegetarians can use 1½ c couscous or quinoa as a meat replacement.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg