I went back to an old favorite for dinner last night. When the boys were younger I used to make chicken or beef enchiladas, but they’ve been out of the rotation for quite some time. I was trying to be a little more creative than I have been lately, so I played around with an old recipe to make it a bit healthier. Served with a side of black beans or other vegetable and a salad, it’s a well rounded combination!
If you’ve also forgotten to make these in a while, here’s your chance.
Lighter Beef Enchiladas
(You can also use turkey if you’d rather)
Calories: 278.7 • Fat: 8.7g • Protein: 27.0 g • Carb: 35.6 g • Fiber: 15.1 g
1 lb organic grass fed ground beef
15.5 can black beans, drained
4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp chili powder
8 (6-inch) low carb whole wheat flour tortillas (La Tortilla Factory)
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
olive oil cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tbsp chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
In a medium saucepan, spray cooking spray and sauté garlic. Add chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
In a large skillet brown the beef. When browned, add garlic, black beans, cilantro, green chiles, diced tomatoes, cumin and chili powder. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes. Remove lid and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes to reduce.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with olive oil spray. Put 1/2 cup beef mixture into each tortilla and roll it. Place seam side down in the dish. Top with enchilada sauce and then cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes. Top with
Serve with your favorite toppings like scallions, avocado, cilantro or jalapenos.
I did take photos of the before and after on this dish. However, since I do take real photos in real time, with real lighting, they just didn’t turn out to be publish worthy! Take my word for it! These were good!
Enjoy Your Day!