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Spinach and Beef Enchiladas

 413 Ratings
41 Comments
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Spinach adds a unique, nutritious spin to a classic Mexican casserole.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/2
cup sour cream
2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1
package (11.5 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas (8 tortillas)
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Directions

  • 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.

Expert 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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Enchilada
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
21g
21%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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