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Iowa Enchiladas

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"Easy ground beef enchiladas that can please a crowd. They travel to potlucks well and also freeze well. My family loves these!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, 1 can green chiles, and taco seasoning in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir together sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and 1 can green chiles in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour about half of warmed sour cream mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. Spoon ground beef mixture in the center of a tortilla. Roll tortillas and place on top of sour cream mixture in the 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour remaining sour cream mixture over tortillas and top with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbling, about 35 minutes.
  7. Top enchiladas with lettuce, tomatoes, olives.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can adjust the green chilies to taste and use different types of cheese and toppings. Kids love this.

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Mar 22, 2014

My mom (Iowa native) makes this. It's one of my favorite mom dishes. Like Areena noted, it's better if you put a little of the soup mixture and some cheese inside the tortilla, too. Again, this is not intended to be real Mexican, hence the title. ;-)

Dec 30, 2013

I never rate a recipe without trying it first, but I'm making an exception because one of my friends makes a casserole exactly like this and it's delicious. In fact, I found this recipe while searching by ingredients because I lost the recipe my friend gave me. It's not gourmet by any stretch, and I usually avoid processed foods like canned soup, but this is good, easy comfort food for a crowd. Just don't expect it to taste like Mexican enchiladas; different thing altogether. The only thing my friend does differently is mixing in some of the sauce with the ground beef filling & adding a little cheese on the inside as well. I add jalepenos, but that's my thing. I think you'll like it if you try it.

May 16, 2014

Great alternative to tomato-based versions. My husband has horrible acid reflux, but loves Mexican. This did not bother his stomach a bit. Satisfied the whole family. Served lettuce, tomato & other toppings on the side so everyone could build it their way.


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  • Calories
  • 588 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1383 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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