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Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast

Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast

Beef Enchiladas made easy! This Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe is made with leftover pot roast and is perfect for a busy weeknight.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast are the perfect way to use up your leftover pot roast. They are packed with flavor and will leave you feeling satisfied. The best part is that they’re easy to make and can be on the table in no time.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

You just made a pot roast, and now you have all this leftover shredded beef. What can you make with it?  Most people would just end up eating the leftovers plain or maybe making a sandwich. But there are so many other things you can do with shredded beef!

One of our favorite recipes is Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast. This recipe is easy to follow, and best of all, it uses up your leftover shredded beef.

Have more leftover pot roast than you will use for shredded beef enchiladas? You can also make Shepherd’s pie. So good!

Need more enchilada ideas? Enchiladas are a favorite around our house. I love making Simple Chicken Enchiladas with White SauceSlow Cooker Salsa Verde Beef EnchiladasChicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas made easy! This Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe is made with leftover pot roast and is perfect for a busy weeknight.

How Are Enchiladas And Burritos Different?

First, the tortilla. Traditional enchiladas use corn tortillas whereas burritos use tortillas made from flour. Burritos usually feature rice inside; enchiladas are usually served with rice on the side. Enchiladas are usually covered in cheese and/or sauce and baked in the oven whereas a burrito is more of a handheld dish, which means its tortilla is kept clear of toppings. Last, burritos are usually larger and bulkier.

What To Serve With Enchiladas

I like to keep it simple when it comes to serving enchiladas. I will make a side of refried beans and rice. I like to make easy cheesy Mexican rice or Cilantro Lime Rice.

You could also add a green salad or roasted vegetables. For instance, my Fresh Mexican-Style Salad would be perfect. And if you’re looking for something to finish off with, take a look at this recipe for Pecan Snowball Cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas made with Leftover Pot Roast

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • 1 ½ cups shredded beef (leftover pot roast)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 (8-inch) soft tortillas
  • 2 15 oz cans enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Pour enough of the enchilada sauce in a 9″x13″ casserole dish to thinly coat the bottom of the dish, set aside.
  • Place olive oil in a large skillet, and saute onion and green bell pepper over medium heat until both are soft. To the skillet add the shredded beef and salsa. Stir until warmed through.
beef and veggies in pan
  • Spoon about 3/4 cup of the meat and bean mixture down the middle of each tortilla. You’ll want to divide the meat mixture evenly between 8 tortillas.
tortilla with filling
  • Use about ½ of the shredded cheese to sprinkle over the meat mixture. Roll each enchilada and place in the prepared baking dish, seam side down.
enchiladas rolled in tortillas
  • Repeat this step, until the casserole dish is full. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle on remaining cheese.
prepared shredded beef enchiladas ready to go into the oven
  • Place the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
baking dish filled with shredded beef enchiladas

Can Shredded Beef Enchiladas Be Made Ahead Of Time?

You can start making these leftover pot roast enchiladas the day before. You can add the beef and other ingredients to the tortillas and place them in the casserole dish. I would get everything ready up until adding the enchilada sauce. I would wait until it is time to bake them before adding the remaining sauce. This will prevent the beef enchiladas from getting soggy.

Remove the casserole dish from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you are ready to bake the dinner. This will let them come to room temperature before baking. Add the sauce and cheese and you can bake as normal.

If you want to make this as a freezer meal, I would work up to the same steps and then wrap it well and freeze it. I would add the remaining sauce before baking.

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FAQs

Which cuts of beef will shred the best?

I am using my leftover pot roast for this recipe. I use a classic New England-style pot roast recipe using bottom round. You can use whatever beef cut that you typically use for pot roast. Rump roast and chuck roast are also good ones to use.

Corn or flour tortillas?

When it comes to a traditional enchilada, you would use corn tortillas. Some people are set on flour tortillas. I think it is a personal choice. Sometimes I use one and another time I might use another. Really, all you want are soft tortillas that are easy to roll.

How do you prevent enchiladas from being soggy?

Try frying your tortillas in hot oil. This will form a crust of sorts that will prevent it from soaking up all the juice.

How To Store Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Once the enchiladas have cooled, place them in an airtight container. If leaving them in the baking dish, be sure to wrap it well with plastic wrap. The enchiladas will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat the enchiladas, you can reheat in the microwave. Be sure not to overheat them or the tortillas will harden.

You can also reheat at 350 degrees in the oven. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Beef Enchiladas made easy! This Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe is made with leftover pot roast and is perfect for a busy weeknight.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast

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Beef Enchiladas made easy! This Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe is made with leftover pot roast and is perfect for a busy weeknight. These enchiladas are packed with flavor and will leave you feeling full and satisfied. The best part is that they're easy to make and can be on the table in no time. So, if you're looking for a delicious and hearty meal, look no further than these Shredded Beef Enchiladas Made with Leftover Pot Roast.
4 from 10 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • 1 ½ cups shredded beef leftover pot roast
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 8-inch soft tortillas
  • 2 15 ounce cans enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour enough of the enchilada sauce in a 9×13 inch casserole dish to thinly coat the bottom of the dish, set aside.
  • Place olive oil in a large skillet, and saute onion and green bell pepper over medium heat until both are soft. To the skillet add the shredded beef and salsa. Stir until warmed through.
  • Spoon about 3/4 cup of the meat and bean mixture down the middle of each tortilla. You’ll want to divide the meat mixture evenly between 8 tortillas. Use about ½ of the shredded cheese to sprinkle over the meat mixture. Roll each enchilada and place in the prepared baking dish, seam side down.
  • Repeat this step, until the casserole dish is full. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle on remaining cheese.
  • Place the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1392mgPotassium: 496mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 878IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 282mgIron: 4mg
Keyword beef enchiladas, leftover pot roast recipes, shredded beef enchiladas
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