Recipe: Easy Beef Enchiladas

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Taco night, while a staple in the weekly meal schedule, doesn't always satisfy those Mexican cuisine cravings. When tacos just aren't going to cut it, this recipe is a delicious alternative that will revamp your family's excitement.

These enchiladas are slathered in a tangy red sauce that compliments the rich flavors of the lean ground beef or sirloin. Plus, the green chilies give this dish a slight punch that will kick your energy into gear! Don't wear out Taco Tuesdays when you can whip up these enchiladas in less than 20 minutes. If you need a bed of rice for these babies, why not try out our Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Brown Rice for a well-rounded meal? One taste of this delicious and nutritious recipe will restore your family's faith in a weekly tradition!

Recipe: Easy Beef Enchiladas

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 enchiladas


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans red enchilada sauce
  • 8 large high-fiber, low-carb whole wheat tortillas
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the beef and the onions. Brown the beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until it is no longer pink and the onions are translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Next, add the green chiles and 1 can of enchilada sauce, and stir together to combine.
  4. Fill each tortilla evenly, and roll them up, placing them seam-side down in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Cover the tortillas with the remaining can of enchilada sauce, and the cheese.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (2 enchiladas)Calories: 418
Calories from fat: 171
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 75mg
Sodium: 1470mg
Carbohydrates: 37g
Fiber: 17g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 37g
WWP+: 11
SmartPoints: 11

3.1 The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.