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Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchiladas

These Cheesy Beef and Bean Enchiladas not only look good, they taste good too. Oozing with mozzarella cheese, ground beef, and refried beans, this meal is sure to be a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 2 cobs sweet corn, frozen or canned
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1-2 cups Crystal Farms® Low-Moisture Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • 28 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 limes

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mince 6 cloves garlic and 1 medium onion. Dice 1 large bell pepper (any color). Cut the kernels off 2 cobs of fresh sweet corn (about 1 cup). Frozen or canned corn can be used as well.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and add cooking oil. Add the garlic and onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add the peppers and corn along with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté for another 4-5 minutes, stirring often. The vegetables should have softened slightly.
  • Add 1 - 1 1/2 pounds ground beef to the skillet along with another pinch of salt and pepper. Break the meat apart. Add smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder to the beef. Continue to break the beef apart as it cooks. Sauté for another 7-8 minutes or until the beef has browned. Deglaze the pan with a little water if necessary.
  • Heat refried beans on the stove top.
  • Pour 1/4 of a 28 oz. can of red enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch cake pan.
  • Form an assembly line with the beans, beef, cheese, and tortillas. Spread a few spoonful's of the beans in a tortilla. Top with a few spoonful's of beef and a sprinkling of cheese. Roll the tortilla tightly and place in the cake pan. Repeat with the remainder of the beef and beans.
  • Top the tortillas with more enchilada sauce and more cheese. (If you have extra beef and beans simply make another pan of enchiladas). *These enchiladas can be baked and then frozen for another time.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes (depending on how browned you like the cheese).
  • Remove from pan and serve with diced tomato, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
Recipe Courtesy of: The Rustic Foodie

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