I love me some Enchiladas. In this simple recipe, a Chipotle sauce is made with canned Chipotle in Adobo sauce. The same sauce is used to flavor ground Beef that is stuffed in a Tortilla and rolled. These are covered with a cheesy sauce aka a Bechamel and Chipotle sauce. This is a great simple recipe to make for a weeknight dinner. You can also make these ahead, freeze and then bake.

I made this recipe using Beef, but you can use Pork or Chicken.

Chipotle Beef Enchiladas

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Chipotle sauce

  • 186 ml – 6.55 fl oz canned Chipotle in Adobo sauce
  • 2 cups diced Tomatoes
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 186 ml – 6.55 fl oz Water
  • 1 cup finely diced Onion


  • 1 cup diced Onions
  • 1 lb ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced Mushrooms
  • 4 tsps prepared Chipotle sauce

Cheese sauce

  • 4 tbsps Butter
  • 2 tbsps Flour
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Cheese
  • Salt


  • 12 Corn Tortillas


  • Refried beans
  • Cheese


  • Prepare the sauce by blending all the sauce ingredients together
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add the onions and allow to sweat
  • Add the ground beef, cumin, salt & pepper
  • Add the mushrooms and allow to cook
  • Add the chipotle sauce and mix well, remove and allow to cool
  • Prepare the cheese sauce in the same pan
  • Melt the butter and once it’s melted, add the flour and mixed it in
  • Add the milk in slowly and mix
  • Add the cheese, allow to melt and mix
  • Add salt
  • Heat the tortillas, add some of the refried beans, add ground beef, cheese and roll
  • Lay all the filled tortillas in a baking dish
  • Cover with the cheese sauce, the rest of the chipotle sauce and cover with shredded cheese
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 – 30 mins till the cheese is melted