Friday, July 8, 2011

Beef Enchiladas ~ easy healthy recipe

final enchiladas

Some people like enchiladas

but some people LOVE enchiladas

I am one of these people but with a twist.

I love them but I am not a fan of red sauce, of any kind really

I found a solution by mixing green chili sauce to the

despised red sauce and it is the perfect combination.

If you don’t know what to make for dinner tonight

but you don’t want a meal loaded with fat ~ make this recipe!

Beef Enchiladas

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You will need:

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 3tbsp olive oil for frying
  • Pinch of cumin
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 c grated low fat or fat free cheddar cheese
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3/4 c enchilada sauce (I mix mild green sauce with mild red sauce)
  • 2 tsp. Salt


1.  Sauté' meat and onions until meat is crumbly and onions are limp.

2.  Add 3/4 cup  of the mixed enchilada sauce, cumin, salt and simmer 30 minutes.

3.  Meanwhile, soft fry tortillas in olive oil and drain on paper towels.

soft fry tortillas

4.  Dip each tortilla in remaining heated enchilada sauce, coating both sides.

5.  Divide meat and onion mixture evenly among the tortillas.

6.  Roll and place overlapped side down in baking dish.

7.  Spoon remaining sauce over.


Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with grated cheese and let it melt in the oven for the last 5 minutes or so.

final enchiladas

Here are the main attractions in this meal

sides for enchiladas

Serve with Fat free Refried beans, Uncle Bens Ready Rice 

and top them off with fat free sour cream, tomatoes and onions!

After dinner is over, your teenager will invade the kitchen

and make one of these ~

cake and strawberries

A cake covered with chocolate and strawberries!

He shows good potential, right!

2cake and strawberries

Enjoy your weekend!

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