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Skinny Beef Enchilada

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

What's cheesy, saucy, and perfectly spiced? These Skinny Beef Enchiladas!

Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword beef enchilada recipe, beef enchiladas recipe, ground beef enchiladas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 649 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 Anaheim chile diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce get recipe here
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives, drained
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can no sodium added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, divided
  • 12-15 cassava flour tortillas get recipe here
  • 1 cup Jack cheese shredded


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the onion, Anaheim chili, and spices (salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne) in the oil until the onion is tender.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the beef and cook until well-browned. Once browned, add half of the enchilada sauce, the olives, beans, tomatoes, and 1 tbsp. of the cilantro and heat through.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. In another skillet, heat the remaining half of the enchilada sauce over medium-high heat. One tortilla at a time, drench each tortilla with the sauce (just to make it pliable), shake off excess sauce, lay flat, and fill with 3 tbsp. of the beef and onion mixture in a line down the center. Roll the tortilla up into an enchilada and then place into a baking dish with the crease of the enchilada facing down (so it doesn’t open). Once the dish is filled with the enchiladas and there is no more space, add the shredded jack cheese, any remaining meat mixture, and the remaining 1 tbsp. of the chopped cilantro to the top. Cover with foil, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, carefully remove the foil, and bake 5-10 more minutes until golden-brown and melted.

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Nutrition Facts
Skinny Beef Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (2 enchiladas)
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 211
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.4g36%
Saturated Fat 9.1g46%
Cholesterol 65.9mg22%
Sodium 1017.7mg42%
Carbohydrates 72.2g24%
Fiber 16.1g64%
Sugar 9.5g11%
Protein 38.9g78%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 23.1mg28%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 7.2mg40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.