Healthy Beef Enchiladas
Yes, you can make Healthy Beef Enchiladas!
Rolling corn tortillas around other food, mostly fish, dates back to Mayan times. In 1831, El cocinero Mexicano “The Mexican chef”, was the first cookbook to mention enchiladas. In the 1840’s when the US annexed Texas and southwest California, Mexican food started its integration into American cuisine, and enchiladas quickly gained popularity.
Today there are more than 300 types of enchiladas, and unfortunately, most of them are full of fat. However, this Healthy Beef Enchilada recipe comes in just under 400 calories per serving. And, it’s so easy! A healthy meal that will bring you to Mexico in your own kitchen! Perfect for a delicious weeknight dinner that can be prepped ahead.
Healthy Beef Enchilada Recipe
12 ounces lean top sirloin, cooked
1 cup enchilada sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1 cup fat-free cheddar cheese
8 small corn tortillas
2 tablespoon scallion, chopped
2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Slice top sirloin very thin and then cut into thin strips to "shred."
3. Mix together enchilada sauce and water and toss half of it with the top sirloin and half of the cheese.
4. Divide the sirloin mixture in half, roll in tortillas, and place in oven-safe dish.
5. Spoon the rest of the enchilada sauce on top of enchiladas, then top with the remaining cheese.
6. Bake for approximately 5-10 minutes until heated.
7. Garnish with scallions and cilantro.
1. If your tortillas were stored in the refrigerator, just microwave them wrapped in a paper towel for 10 seconds for easy rolling.
2. You can substitute any kind of broth or even water for the beef broth.
1. You need to cook the top sirloin first for this recipe, and that can be done up to 5 days before.
2. You can also prepare the meal as instructed, and wait until you are ready to eat it to heat it.
What to Serve With Healthy Beef Enchiladas:
Try our Guiltless Gluten Free Nachos as an appetizer.
Super Simple Guacamole goes great with any Mexican meal from breakfast (like Breakfast Tacos) to dinner!
Cilantro Lime Corn and Zucchini makes a perfect side dish.
Or this is always Mexican Rice and Beans to compliment your Healthy Beef Enchiladas