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Chili Gravy with Beef Enchiladas

You haven't lived until you've had some good chili gravy on your enchiladas. This is a really easy recipe to make and doesn't take long.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish, Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Author: Derrick


Chili Gravy

  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Small Onion Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Diced
  • 1 tsp Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 3 tbsp Chili powder
  • 8 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Goya Sazonador Total Seasoning
  • 3 cups Beef Broth
  • 3 tbsp Chocolate Roux
  • 1 tsp Coarse Kosher Salt or to taste

Beef Filling

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Goya Sazonador Total Seasoning
  • Salt to taste


  • 12 Corn Tortillias
  • 1 cup Grated Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped


Chili Gravy

  • Brown ground beef and set aside in a bowl reserving 1 tbsp of the oil from it and discarding the rest.
  • Saute onions and garlic in the reserved oil until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add oregano, chili powder and cumin. At this point, if you do not have the chocolate roux add also add 3 tbsp all purpose flour.
  • Add tomato sauce, Goya seasoning and broth. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • If you are using chocolate roux instead of flour and it now and simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Taste and add salt if needed now. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Beef Filling

  • Brown ground beef and drain
  • Add water and seasonings. Mix and keep warm.

Beef Enchiladas

  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • Lightly brush tortillias with oil and heat until soft. about 3-5 sec per side.
  • If using a hot pan of oil, put tortillias in aoil until soft. Also about 3-5 sec per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Fill tortillias with cheese, onion and beef filling. Roll tortillias up an place in a 13x9 pan lined with parchment paper. You should have two rows of five enchiladas and two on the end.
  • Place in oven for 7 minutes.
  • Serve 2-3 enchiladas covered with the chili gravy and any combination of lettuce and tomato, rice and refried beans.


Taste your gravy before you add the salt to it. Depending on the salt content of your tomato sauce and broth, you may not need it.