Creamy Shredded Beef Enchiladas

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This Creamy Shredded Beef Enchiladas recipe will satisfy your craving for a Mexican meal! Sour cream & cream of chicken soup is the quick creamy topping.

I am a huge roast beef fan. When the kids were younger, I’d never have leftover shredded beef after serving a roast. Now that I’m down to one child at home, I often have leftover beef. These Shredded Beef Enchiladas are one of my favorite recipes to make with leftover roast beef.

If you love Mexican food, you’ll love this creamy enchilada casserole.

a plate of roast beef enchiladas with guacamole

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • An easily adaptable recipe. See variations below.
  • Two ingredient easy creamy sauce.
  • Great way to use leftover shredded beef.
  • Freezer meal instructions included.

Do you use corn or flour tortillas for enchiladas?

Although corn tortillas are traditional for enchiladas, I prefer to use flour tortillas for this recipe. I think the flour tortillas pair better with the creamy white sauce. Use whichever you’d like.

How do you make shredded beef enchiladas?

When I want to serve this recipe, I cook a 3-4 pound roast beef the day before. Then I use that leftover beef to make this recipe the next day.

  • Take about 5 cups of leftover shredded beef and mix in a small, drained can (about 4 oz) of green chiles. If your kids don’t like green chiles, leave them out. But they do add a great flavor.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan cooking spray.
  • Once you’ve prepared the pan, roll up a little over half a cup of meat in each flour tortilla and place in the pan, side by side.
  • For the creamy topping, mix one cup of sour cream and one can of cream of chicken soup. (If you’d like, make our cream of chicken soup substitute.) Spread just a little bit of this on the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan.  You’ll do this so the bottoms of the enchiladas stay soft.
  • Spread the rest of the creamy topping over it and sprinkle some Mexican blend cheese over the top.  I used about 2 cups, but use as much as you’d like. The cheesier, the better, is what I say.
  • Bake this at 350º Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until warmed through and bubbly.
creamy roast beef enchiladas on a baking pan

Can enchiladas be made a day ahead of time?

If you want to prep this dish in advance, I would prepare the roast beef and roll up the enchiladas, placing them in a baking dish. Cover with foil refrigerate. I recommend waiting until right before you bake it to cover with the sauce. That way the enchiladas will not get soggy.

Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking so the dish can warm to room temperature. Spread the top with the cream mixture, sprinkle with cheese and bake.

Freezer Instructions

You can also make this as a freezer meal. Put the casserole together completely, creamy mixture, cheese and all. Wrap the baking pan with plastic wrap, then wrap again in foil.

Freeze the casserole for up to 2 months. Thaw the casserole in the fridge the night before you want to bake it. Then remove it from the fridge 1 hour before baking. Bake as the recipe suggests.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of shredded beef, try shredded chicken or pork. Ground beef works great too. Each different meat will change the flavor slightly. Roast beef is definitely our favorite.
  • Instead of chiles, add a can of drained Rotel tomatoes to the beef.
  • Use low fat sour cream and cream of chicken soup for less calories.
  • Instead of cream of chicken soup, try cheddar cheese soup or nacho cheese.

What goes well with enchiladas?

Here are some of our favorites:

enchiladas with guacamole and fresh salsa on a plate
enchiladas with guacamole and fresh salsa on a plate

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

4.57 from 62 votes
This Creamy Roast Beef Enchiladas recipe will satisfy your craving for a Mexican meal! Sour cream & cream of chicken soup is the quick creamy topping.
Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

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  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 5 cups shredded roast beef
  • 4 ounces green chiles drained
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup and the sour cream. Spread ¼ cup of this mixture in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Set the remainder aside.
  • Combine the shredded roast beef (or meat of your choice) with the green chiles. Place a little over ½ a cup of meat mixture down the center of a flour tortilla. Roll it up and place it seam down in the 9×13 pan. Repeat with the remaining 7 tortillas.
  • Once all of the tortillas are rolled and placed in the pan, spread the remaining soup/sour cream mixture over top the tortillas. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.
  • Serve with fresh Pico de Gallo or salsa and a side of guacamole.



Use your favorite meat…shredded beef, shredded chicken, or ground beef. In order to get our roast beef nice and shredded, I cooked it on low in the slow cooker for 8-9 hours. Feel free to leave out the green chiles…the enchiladas are still great!
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 8 enchiladas, with 1 serving being 1 enchilada. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 304
Keyword beef casserole, enchilada casserole, shredded beef recipe
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10 months ago

5 stars
So easy to make and assemble. Will definitely make this again

1 year ago

5 stars
Got rave reviews from the whole family, thanks so much for the recipe!

2 years ago

5 stars
I made this, and it is the easiest recipe ever, and extremely good! I printed out the recipe for use again.

2 years ago

5 stars
Tried this last night and it was a hit with my whole family. I skipped the chilies to reduce the heat and just added a can of diced tomatoes and some cut up green pepper. I cooked the beef, tomatoes, and green pepper together to get everything hot, added some seasoning and then put it into the tortillas. I love the sauce! We didn’t have sour cream so I used greek yogurt, which works just as well. The sauce was great with the enchilada! We added a side of rice and salsa. Thanks for the recipe!

3 years ago

5 stars
Great idea for leftover beef roast! The only change I made was heating the leftover meat with some red enchilada sauce and the green chilies. Delicious!

3 years ago

What should we substitute for the soup? I don’t do any commercially made soups.

Julia Masse
3 years ago

Thank you so much for the idea of using condensed chicken soup. I hate dealing with a roux & using the soup makes it so much easier. Now I just need to make my own condensed soup to make it healthier. 🙂 I didn’t actually use the rest of the recipe, I made my own chicken enchiladas with a combination of a homemade red sauce & a cream cheese white sauce but used your suggestion of using the condensed soup was the best I found from any website. 🙂

Leigh Ann
4 years ago

5 stars
I had roast leftover from last night, so glad I found your recipe! I added a little cumin, Mexican oregano, garlic powder and salt to the meat and green chilies. I did sub cream of poblano soup for the cream of chicken. It was really great and I thank you for opening my eyes to using the roast in enchiladas!!!

4 years ago

5 stars
Very tasty and simple to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

10 years ago

So many nice recipes. Thank you.

Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering
11 years ago

o my word, these look soooo tasty!

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Tumbleweed Contessa
11 years ago

I love that you used leftover roast beef. My family will eat anything wrapped in a tortilla and covered in cheese. Pinning this one for sure. I saw you at the Tuesday Talent Show! Your site is just precious. I hope you’ll come share at my weekly party:
Best wishes for tasty dishes!

Alexa (Kat Biggie)
11 years ago

oooooh these look so good! I love enchiladas, and this is a great variation! Thanks for linking up with Pin It Tuesday this week! Hope to see you back next week!

11 years ago

Uaau this looks amazing! I love it:)

Donna Clark
11 years ago

Thanks for sharing with us!!
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Sara Howe
11 years ago

I LOVE anything Mexican, Enchilada’s being one of my favorites 🙂