Beef Enchiladas

Don’t be daunted by making restaurant-style enchiladas. These are in and out of the oven in less than an hour! Make it your way with the variation below.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup sour cream
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/3
cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
2/3
cup water
1
tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
8
soft corn tortillas (6 inch)
Additional shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onion, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup onion, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 cup cheese, the cilantro and pepper. Cover; remove from heat.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat bell pepper, water, chili powder, oregano, cumin, chiles, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Pour into ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • 3 Dip each tortilla into sauce in pie plate to coat both sides. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in ungreased 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.
  • 4 Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with additional cheese, sour cream and chopped onion.

Expert Tips

Recipe Variation Lighter Enchiladas: For 15 grams of fat and 420 calories per serving, substitute ground turkey breast for the ground beef; use fat-free flour tortillas and reduced-fat sour cream and cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Enchiladas)
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1050mg
1050%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.