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beef enchilada casserole low carb version

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

If you enjoy Mexican style food, here is a wonderful recipe that won't devastate your diet. It has 379 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. You could lighten this up even more by substituting low fat cheese for the regular cheese and ground turkey for the ground beef. You could also use shredded chicken, if you like. It's an easy meal to make during busy weeknights. Enjoy this recipe with no guilt!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For beef enchilada casserole low carb version

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 sm
    onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can
    red enchilada sauce, 10 ounce size
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp) or mexican blend
  • 5
    8" low carb tortillas

How To Make beef enchilada casserole low carb version

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2.75 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, mix spices together and set aside.
  • 2
    Brown ground beef and onion together and drain well, getting out as much grease as possible. Return to pan and add spices and about 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce. return to heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Cut tortillas into fourths. Spread a few tablespoons of red enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Layer a few slices of the tortillas just to cover the bottom. Add 1/2 of the ground beef mixture and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Cover with another layer of tortillas. Add a few tablespoons of red enchilada sauce. Layer remaining ground beef, 1/2 cup of cheese. Top with remaining tortilla slices, remaining shredded cheese and pour the remaining red enchilada sauce evenly over the top.
  • 4
    Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Let stand for about 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream, Spanish rice and your favorite side dishes.
  • 5
    Here is the nutritional information.