Spinach and Beef Enchiladas

Spinach and Beef Enchiladas

Sneak more nutrition into this classic Mexican casserole with the addition of spinach! Get a head start by using thawed Make-Ahead Ground Beef in place of the ground beef and onion.

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, undrained
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
cup sour cream
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
can (10 oz) Old El Paso® enchilada sauce
package (11.5 oz) Old El Paso® flour tortillas (8 tortillas)
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown.
  2. Stir in spinach; cook, stirring frequently, until thawed. Stir in green chiles, cumin, garlic-pepper blend, sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon enchilada sauce on each tortilla. Top each with about 1/2 cup beef mixture. Roll up tortillas; place seam sides down in baking dish. In small bowl, mix remaining enchilada sauce and the salsa; spoon over enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Makes 8 enchiladas
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Serve these easy enchiladas with colorful toppings, such as chopped tomato, shredded lettuce, chopped green onions and sliced ripe olives.
Don’t care for spinach? Go ahead and use 1 cup of frozen corn or drained and rinsed canned pinto beans instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Enchilada)
  • Calories 400
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 860mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.