Beef Enchiladas made with tender shredded beef cooked in a simple homemade enchilada sauce, then layered in tortillas and cheese to make delectable enchiladas. You’ll never use canned enchilada sauce again!
I have tons of great time saving slow cooker recipes including slow cooker lasagna, slow cook pork chops, and slow cooker soup.
The best part about these enchiladas is how easy the beef and sauce are to prepare. Just place the beef in the slow cooker and pour the simple sauce on top. Let it slow cook all day long and your house will smell amazing.
How to make Beef Enchiladas:
- Season the roast on all sides with salt and pepper and place in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Whisk together beef broth, salsa, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour over roast.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is tender and shreds easily. Remove to large plate and shred. Pour remaining broth from the slow cooker into a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch slurry. Cook for a few minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, or other seasonings, as needed.
- Assemble enchiladas: Pour ½ cup of sauce over the beef and toss. Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of shredded beef and a spoonful of shredded cheese. Roll up and place in the pan, seam-side down. Pour desired amount of sauce over the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
Traditional authentic Mexican enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. My family loves these with flour tortillas, but both work great! I love to spoon homemade Pico de gallo on top and a scoop of sour cream.
Instant Pot Beef Enchiladas:
Prepare the beef and sauce according to recipe instructions. Add them to the Instant Pot and cook on Manual/High Pressure for 75 minutes, with a 10 minute natural release. Proceed with recipe instructions for assembling and baking enchiladas.
Serve Enchiladas with:
- Authentic Mexican rice
- Refried beans
- Chips with homemade Salsa and Guacamole
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Shredded Beef Enchiladas
- 2 1/2 pounds chuck roast
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
- 1 cup salsa , your favorite kind, or substitute a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch + 2 Tablespoons waters , mixed together to make a cornstarch slurry
- 10- 12 flour tortillas , or 12-15 corn tortillas (warmed on a dry hot skillet first)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Season the roast on all sides with salt and pepper and place it in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Whisk together beef broth, salsa, cumin, chili powder, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour over roast.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is tender and shreds easily. Remove roast to a large plate and shred.
- Pour the sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch slurry. Cook for a few minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, or other seasonings, if needed.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour ½ cup of sauce over the beef and toss. Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of shredded beef and shredded cheese. Roll up and place in the pan, seam-side down.
- Pour desired amount of sauce over the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
- Serve topped with optional garnishes of pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado, chopped cilantro or green onions and a side of Authentic Mexican Rice.
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I originally shared this recipe March 2016. Updated August 2020 with process photos and improved instructions.
Recipe originally adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
I made this recipe and thought the meat was especially delicious. The sauce was also tasty. When making the enchiladas, I added beans and rice inside the tortillas with meat and cheese and still poured the sauce on top with more cheese. They were more like burritos, enchilada style. Yummy!
I had to greatly improvise when making this with what I had on hand, so it’s not really the original recipe but it worked great. I had a left over roast that I chopped up. Used salsa sauce, bit of tomato sauce, a few dashes of taco seasoning and healthy sprinkle of cumin in lieu of taco sauce. Also just had green peppers and some frozen chopped yellow ones. The end result was very good. The strip of sour cream across the top was actually a nice touch as well – changed it’s texture so much.
Made guacamole to have on the side and would definitely recommend that combo. Will do again with the taco sauce next time, but this was a great Friday night easy meal.
I’m not exaggerating when I say these were the best enchiladas I’ve ever had! The sauce was beyond amazing. My husband’s a hunter so I used a venison roast instead of beef but I don’t think it makes any difference. Cannot recommend this recipe enough! Thanks for sharing it!
Excellent and easy to follow recipe. I used left over pot roast. Absolutely yummy!
Delicious and really easy. Thanks for sharing this!
Delicious and so easy to make
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