Cheesy Enchilada Stack

I Love Mexican food!I am pretty sure I could eat it for every meal and not get sick of it!

My local grocery store was handing out this recipe to try, and after seeing it was Mexican food, I decided to give it a go.  My family loved it!  Even my picky 2 year old!  I will definitely be making this again!


1 lb. Lean ground beef
2 (10 oz) can Red Enchilada Sauce (Our favorite is the Old El Paso brand)
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 (8 oz) bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 (16 oz) can refried beans (or you can make your own, check out my mom’s recipe for her famous homemade refried beans!)
2 (4 oz) cans diced green chilies
1 bunch green onions

Cook the beef in a skillet over MED-HIGH heat until well browned. Drain off fat.
Stir 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in the skillet with the beef.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Place 1 tortilla onto the baking sheet.
Top with 1/3 of the beef mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.
Top with 1 tortilla, half the refried beans, 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 1 can drained green chilies, and 1/4 cup cheese.
Repeat the layers one more time.
Top with 1 tortilla, remaining beef mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.Top with remaining tortilla.  Cover the stack with aluminum foil.
Bake at 400 F for 40 minutes or until the filling is hot.
Uncover the stack and top with remaining enchilada sauce, cheese and green onion.Bake 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Cut the stack into 6 wedges.


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  1. The Answer Is Chocolate

    OK YUM. I am a Mexican food addict (how could I not love a culture that uses chocolate in cooking?!) I want to jump through the screen for these!

  2. Love You Always & Forever

    We make this all the time! I love this recipe! It is tasty and so easy and quick to whip up!!
    Thanks for coming by my blog and following! I am returning the love!

    BTW I am bookmarking your site, you have SO MANY great recipes!!!

  3. Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass

    Ooooh my gosh. I'll definitely be making this next week! :)

  4. ButterYum

    Doesn't get much easier than this - and so yummy too!! The kids are going to go bonkers for it.

  5. Erin

    Love Mexican food! This looks awesome! Can't wait to try it!

  6. Angie

    Huuu an enchilada lasagna! Yummy.. I do my own enchilada sause so I can't wait to try it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Carol

      Do you share your homemade enchilada sauce recipe??

  7. Jennifer

    The picture had me at hello! Looks tasty...I love Mexican food and sour cream is one of my favorite add-ons. We tried your honey lime chicken and it was really delicious--great for the grill!!

  8. Candi

    YUM! I can't wait to try this!

  9. Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry.

    This is outstanding! OMG you've got me in the mood for mexican food!

  10. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles

    This is so interesting! Awesome idea, I am so trying this! (how easy is it to eat)

  11. Megan @

    That looks delicious! Pinning this one. :)

  12. Sarah Grace

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican food! This is on the menu for this week :)

  13. Teri@thefreshmancook

    I have got to make this. It looks amazing. I linked to you from Six Sisters Stuff. Thanks for a great recipe that I will be making this week.

  14. Shabby Chic Sandy

    I am going to make this--my husband will love it and I love easy--it is like enchilada lasagne!

  15. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}

    These look pretty dang good! So much easier than rolling out each dang enchilada too :)

  16. Sam and Kat

    This looks yummy! We have a recipe that is similar and we serve it with a fried egg on top. (real mexican style, so i hear) with the yolk flavor in addition to the enchiladas, it is to die for! try it out sometime!

  17. ferrellgraph-x

    Yummy! The picture look fabulous I had to stop by. I love the idea of the stack. I'll have to try this soon!
    Kindest regards,

  18. Anonymous

    Oh... I love Mexican food and I am always looking for great cheesy recipes. Thanks for posting! I am definitely going to try this one!

  19. Miss JoDee

    Looks great! New follower to your blog- really enjoying some of these recipes!
    Check out some of my recipes at:

  20. Sass Class

    I've made these for years. . .just CORN tortillas, homemade red chile, cheese, onion, shredded lettuce and an egg on top. They way I learned in NM. No hamburger or refrieds. The refrieds are on the side.

  21. Marisa D

    Made these the other night, and finished the leftovers for lunch today! I love that I could easily adjust the recipe to my own liking (I dont' like onions or peppers) and it still turn out fantastic!

  22. Anonymous

    looks making these tonight but instead of beef im using shredded chicken!

  23. Anonymous

    This looks so good. Can't wait to try it...

  24. Lee Anna Mullikin

    made this last nite & was very good. I had some leftover navy beans from a soup so threw those in (didn't have refried beans). made mine in a round casserole dish. Just so many ways to tweak this recipe acc to your families likes/dislikes.. This is the go-to site for practical recipes w/ on the spot directions! thanx

  25. Anonymous

    Was super tasty! I think I may use taco seasoning on the meet to give it a little fuller flavor next time

  26. Anonymous

    I am making this now and it looks so yummy. Has anyone ever made this for a large family? I just wondered how doubling or tripling would work. Tonight it is just for a super bowl get together so just followed recipe.

  27. crazinusa

    This is in the oven right now for our Mexican Night! Cant wait to taste it

  28. crazinusa

    I used larger flour tortillas and made ours for our large family!

  29. crazinusa

    I made up our taco meat with taco seasoning and made it tonight then just added the enchilada sauce.. we will see if its good!

  30. crazinusa

    Taco seasoning was a must.. was one of my fams top dishes!

  31. R.J.

    Like Mexican lasagna... Good idea.

  32. Anonymous

    I've made this before but baked it in a springform cake pan rather than a baking sheet... seemed to keep everything contained easily!

    1. Lisa

      That's Genius! I made this last night and it slid apart all over the baking sheet. It still tasted great but wasn't very pretty! ;)

  33. Anonymous

    I made this just recently in the crock pot and it turned out delish.....

  34. jess

    wow!!! amazing thanks for the idea :). this my be a silly q considering i am a huge mexican fan but what is in enchilada sauce. never seen it here in south africa?

  35. Mindy @ "The Sisters Cafe"

    Your pictures are amazing! I love every one. We make a version of this in the dutch oven while camping and call it Enchilada Pie. It always tastes SO good camping. I've never thought to make it at home. I'm inspired!

  36. Marie

    I made this today and my guys loved it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  37. Brandon

    Came across this on pinterest and made it for dinner tonight. So good! Easily customizable and the best part is my two year old ate it (it's hard to find things we can eat together). So glad you posted this! Also, I baked it in a round cake pan, so the whole thing was perfectly contained!

  38. vanesa

    I make this to night but I changa it up some. I put a some of the sauce in a different pan and put the tortellas in to get the sauce taste. Then I would top them like you said but didnt do the chiles. I didnt put chese on top of the beens as much as you did. Mine came out really good and was a success in my house. I end up make 3 different stacks of the enchilladas.

  39. Kelly

    Try with corn tortillas and shredded chicken too! Yum!

  40. Katie

    Hi Nikki! I just wanted to stop by to say that this recipe looks delish! I actually included it in my Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up and can't wait to make a vegetarian version :)

  41. Nikki P.

    Tried this a while back and oh my goodness it's amazing. Everyone in my family raved over this recipe. 7 people in total and the toddler asked for more! Has anyone thought of trying to make it with chicken in place of beef? Just a thought.

  42. Susan

    Your enchiladas look delicious, I would change out the flour tortillas for corn tortillas (more authentic). As mentioned in your comments a fried egg on top is very authentic.

  43. Gerry Scheck

    - instead of a baking sheet, use a spring form pan. The tortilla's fit perfectly. Cool/set, cut, and release the ring.

  44. sara

    so good but the bottom tortilla stuck completely to the baking sheet...maybe I didn't spray enough oil? Thank you for the recipe!

  45. Pam


    I never leave comments, but I needed to for this recipe! I fixed this a few hours ago, and my husband is still raving about it! It's not only delicious, but it was so quick and easy to prepare! Thanks so much for sharing!

  46. Barbara

    Love these. One of my favorite foods to serve, anytime.