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Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4
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.
Updated July 26, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Enchiladas)
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
260
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
860mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
8g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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