I love enchiladas. I don’t like to make enchiladas. They are kinda tedious, and a little messy. But this enchilada casserole? Holy guacamole! It is every bit as yummy as a hand rolled enchilada, and so much easier to make.
Lean in really close……..it will only take you 40 minutes from start to finish. Seriously.
Enchilada Casserole in a Hurry!
For Feingold Stage 2 Friendly, use approved beef broth, taco seasoning, and cheese!
1 pound ground sirloin
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free, lower sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon lower sodium taco seasoning
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Step by step
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion to pan; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble.
- Preheat oven to 400˚.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour; cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth, taco seasoning, and tomato sauce to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 1/2 cups tomato mixture to beef mixture; reserve 1/2 cup tomato mixture.
- Place 1 tortilla in a 9-inch pie plate. Top with 1 cup of beef mixture. Repeat layers, ending with tortilla. Spread reserved tomato mixture over tortilla and top with cheese. Bake at 400˚ for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Cool slightly. Cut into 4 wedges.
WW PP 10; Calories 377; Fat 14.6; Saturated Fat 7g; Monounsaturated Fat 5.3g; Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g; Protein 30.2g; Carbs 32.4g; Fiber 4.7g; Cholesterol 76mg; Iron 2.5mg; Sodium 650mg; Calcium 91mg
Simple sub: Use ground turkey instead of beef. You could even use a shredded rotisserie chicken.
Another idea: Add in a can of black beans and some frozen corn to the meat mixture to bulk up this already fantastic casserole. You could also add in a small can of drained green chiles. The possibilities for customization are endless.
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Category: Beef, Casseroles, Main Dish, Poultry
About Christy: Thirty-six year-old wife and mom to BJ (8) and Mia (4). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, a Feingold mom, I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof! View author profile.