Taco night, while a staple in the weekly meal schedule, doesn’t always satisfy those Mexican cuisine cravings. When tacos just aren’t going to cut it, this recipe is a delicious alternative that will revamp your family’s excitement.

These enchiladas are slathered in a tangy red sauce that compliments the rich flavors of the lean ground beef or sirloin. Plus, the green chilies give this dish a slight punch that will kick your energy into gear! Don’t wear out Taco Tuesdays when you can whip up these enchiladas in less than 20 minutes. If you need a bed of rice for these babies, why not try out our Copycat Cilantro Lime Brown Rice for a well-rounded meal? One taste of this delicious and nutritious recipe will restore your family’s faith in a weekly tradition!

Easy Beef Enchiladas

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Per Serving (2 enchiladas):


  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin or lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 - 14.5 oz cans red enchilada sauce
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat, shredded Mexican cheese, divided into ½ cup and ¼ cup
  • 8 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious™ Low-Carb, High Fiber Tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x12 inch pan (or similar size pan) with cooking spray.
  2. Cook ground beef on medium heat until done. Drain meat and set aside.
  3. Add onion to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until soft.
  4. Next, add green chilies to onion and stir. Add cooked ground beef to onion and green chilies.
  5. Mix meat mixture with one can of enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Spoon meat onto center of tortillas and roll. Place tortillas with the seam side facing down into pan.
  7. Cover tortillas with remaining can of enchilada sauce and remaining ½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (2 enchiladas):

Calories: 410

Fat: 18g

Carbohydrates: 35g

Fiber: 15g

Protein: 42g

Sugars: 1g

Sodium: 1124mg

Vitamin A: 25%

Vitamin C: 9%

Calcium: 9%

Iron: 27%

WWP+: 11 points