Beef Enchiladas Recipe

This light, healthy enchilada recipe is full of authentic Mexican flavor but without the fat and calories of a traditional dish. Que bueno!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb 95% lean beef
  • 1 chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 large white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (16 oz) fat free sour cream
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 12 high-fiber tortillas
  • 1/4 cup shredded light white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook beef over medium heat until browned. Add peppers, tomatoes, onion and garlic and sauté until onions become translucent.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Stir in black beans. Season with cumin, paprika, chili powder and cayenne. Add 1 cup of sour cream and mix gently. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. In a food processor, blend remaining 1 cup of sour cream and avocado until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Lightly coat a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon beef and bean mixture into tortillas and roll. Place enchiladas into dish, seam side down, and top with avocado sauce and cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.Serve with brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
222
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    6g
    9%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    12mg
    4%
  • Sodium
    347mg
    14%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    20g
    7%
  • Dietary Fiber
    11g
    44%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    12g
    24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.