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Healthy Beef and Cheese Enchiladas

These Healthy Beef and Cheese Enchiladas are a favorite in our home. While they are not traditional enchiladas, they are easy and delicious! The ultimate comfort food made healthier. You will want this low carb and WW friendly recipe on your menu for sure.

healthy enchiladas in a white baking dish topped with fresh pico de Gallo

Eating healthier doesn’t mean that you have to avoid your favorite foods. You can still enjoy some of your favorite dishes just by making a few simple substitutions. In this recipe, we use low carb tortillas (which happen to have lots of fiber!), reduced fat cheese and good quality ground beef.

I also love to give a huge flavor boost by adding toppings like my Pico de Gallo! It is so fresh and really takes the taste to the next level. Making my own Taco Seasoning also helps me control what goes into this dish. Many store bought ones add unnecessary ingredients. I do love Primal Palate taco seasoning in a pinch though!

healthy enchiladas on a white speckled ceramic plate with pico de Gallo and sour cream on top. there are lime slices and gold forks on the side

These healthy enchiladas are 7 WW SmartPoints per serving (blue plan), but you can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken to make them 5 points per serving. Your SmartPoints value can also change depending on what tortillas you use. I use the Mission Carb Balance ones.

You can make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free flour tortillas or even Siete grain free tortillas, but that will change the nutrition facts and points value.

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Healthy Beef & Cheese Enchiladas

Sara
These Healthy Beef and Cheese Enchiladas are a favorite in our home. The ultimate comfort food made healthier. Low carb and WW friendly!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 318 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil or olive oil; can also use avocado oil spray
  • 1 lb Ground Beef lean
  • 6 Low Carb Tortillas
  • 2 Tbls Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 19 oz Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese reduced fat
  • Pico de Gallo
  • 4 oz Green Chiles canned, diced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375'F
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and add in the ground beef and taco seasoning. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
    Add in the chopped onion, minced garlic and green chiles. Stir and cook until beef is cooked through (about 5 more minutes) set mixture aside
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish
    Then add about 2-3 tablespoons of the meat mixture (divide evenly) and 1 Tbls of cheese to each tortilla and wrap them up – placing each one in the baking dish all in a row
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled tortillas and top with remaining cheese
    Bake for 30 minutes – until cheese is completely melted
    Serve with fresh pico de gallo on top and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are auto-calculated and can vary based on ingredients or brands used
WW SmartPoints are based on the blue plan and are calculated in the app
These enchiladas are 7 WW SmartPoints per serving (blue plan), but you can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken to make them 5 points per serving.
You can make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free flour tortillas or even Siete grain free tortillas, but that will change the nutrition facts and points value.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 19gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1034mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 801IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy, healthy, low carb, WW
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