Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe with 505 Southwestern Chile Sauce

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I’ve often talked about Hatch Green Chiles when I make enchiladas for Chris – they’re one of those things he grew up with in New Mexico that I’d never heard of out here in Florida. In Albuquerque, they put Hatch Green Chiles on everything – and I do mean everything. Eggs, Hamburgers, Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, hot dogs – if it’s edible, they slather on the Hatch Green Chiles. 505 Southwestern noticed me talking about Chris’s love of Hatch Green Chiles and offered to send me a sampling of their sauces, so of course I said yes! Chris would have been very disappointed if I didn’t accept an offer for “authentic” green chile! Ha!

I created this Easy Beef Enchiladas recipe using the 505 Southwestern Enchilada and Tamale Sauce – I think I’ll try to make tamales the next time!

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe


About 505 Southwestern

First of all, you’re probably wondering where they came up with the name, right? I didn’t even have to read their FAQs page to answer that one for you – 505 is their area code. I know that from seeing the in-law’s phone number pop up whenever they call!

All 505 Southwestern chiles come from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, the ONLY place that actually grows Green Chiles! Something about the climate and soil out there makes the area the best for these particular chiles – at least, that’s what Chris tells me.

Unlike some of the canned or jarred options in the supermarket, all of 505 Southwestern’s chiles are extra fresh! The chiles are picked, flame-roasted & flash-frozen during harvest so you get a great, fresh flavor out of every jar! They’re all all-natural, because 505 Southwestern only uses natural ingredients. They’re also pretty healthy and gluten free; they use rice flour instead of wheat whenever a binding agent is neccessary, and there are no trans fats because they only use natural fruits and veggies, spices and herbs!

505 southwestern chile

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe


1 Jar 505 Southwestern Enchilada and Tamale Sauce
1 package corn or flour tortillas (you’ll need about 10 for a 9×13 baking dish)
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, brown the ground beef and drain.

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Pour half of the jar of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.

Note: I cut this recipe about in half to serve just myself and Chris. This recipe is for a full 9×13 baking dish, which serves about 4 or 5 people, depending on how many enchiladas you eat!

I like to line up my tortillas assembly-line style, like so. I spoon about 3 tablespoons of ground beef into each tortilla, then sprinkle a tablespoon of shredded cheese on top and roll the tortilla up.

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Place the tortillas, seam side down, and pour the remaining enchilada on top.

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese over the top.

Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Cover in aluminum foil and bake for 35-45 minutes, until the cheddar cheese is golden brown and bubbly on top.

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Of course you can use any brand of enchilada sauce for this recipe, but the addition of the red peppers in the 505 Southwestern Enchilada and Tamale sauce extra tasty!

You can find out more about 505 Southwestern Chile here. Check out the 505 Chile recipes page for lots of great recipes, including everything from Enchiladas and Chilaquiles to Chili and Bloody Marys!

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  1. Rebecca Orr says

    Yum! I have experienced enchiladas once at a Mexican restaurant while visiting my parents. I enjoyed it, but would love to try making my own dishes. These look really delicious Jenn!

  2. says

    I have never tried 505 sauces – I will check them out. My hubby likes hot sauce on just about everything! Especially hot mexican food! I am a mild girl! No hot hot for me! Your enchiladas look delicious!

  3. says

    I just found corn tortillas in our pantry the other day and said I should make some enchiladas. This recipe is definitely a super easy one to try! Thanks!

  4. says

    I’m going to have to try these. My husband was just saying a few days ago he wanted me to try making some enchiladas. I have never made any myself, always just done frozen when he wanted some. haha!

  5. says

    Great looking dish! Is the southwestern the hottest one they make? my oldest son loves really hot stuff so I’ve always got my eyes open for things he might like.

  6. says

    My husband would love this stuff! He is all about tex mex food. And it really does look yummy and easy to make. I will definitely try it!

  7. says

    Now, I thought I was the only one on the planet who had never heard of hatch chiles. I thought I was going crazy or something! Now, this looks fantastic!!! My hubby would adore this, I need to scope out some of that sauce. Looks amazing!

  8. says

    This looks so delicious, I love enchiladas! I’ve never tried this sauce before but now I want to. Actually, now I want an enchilada for dinner!

  9. says

    Hatch Green Chilies are the BEST! Being a Southwestern girl myself (4th generation AZ native), we are fond of them (and jalapenos, hot sauce… anything spicy)! Your enchiladas look really tasty!!

  10. says

    My hubs is originally from Colorado where Mexican food is BIG. He loves it hot and spicy, I’ll have to see if I can find 505 Southwestern, he’d love this enchilada!

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