Low Carb Enchiladas with Beef & Beans
The key to these low carb enchiladas is the homemade enchilada sauce that is loaded with flavor.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 30 oz tomato sauce
- 3 Tbsp adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
- 1 Tbsp chili power
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
Beef and Bean Mixture
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ yellow onion diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 14 oz black beans drained
- 14 oz refried black beans
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- salt to taste
- 8 low carb tortillas such as Mission Carb Balance
- 12 oz Monterey Jack cheese
- sour cream optional
- sliced avocados optional
- diced tomatoes optional
In a medium saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon of oil on medium heat. When hot, add garlic and cook 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Lower heat to a simmer until ready to use.
Beef and Bean Mixture
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium high heat. When hot, add diced onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Pour a little bit (about ¼ cup) of sauce in a large casserole dish and spread around the pan with a spoon.
Assemble each enchilada by using a slotted spoon to spoon beef and bean mixture into the tortillas. Try to use about ⅛th of the mixture in each tortilla.
Roll tortilla and place seam-down in the casserole dish in a row.
Pour enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. If you like your enchiladas less wet, you do not need to use all of the sauce.
Top enchiladas with cheese and put in oven for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown on edges.
Top with sour cream, avocados, tomatoes, etc. if desired.
Serving: 2enchiladasCalories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 29gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 2285mgPotassium: 789mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1195IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 400mgIron: 5mg