In search of simple, quick and hearty dinner ideas? Today, I am sharing my low carb take on beef enchiladas which requires only five ingredients!
I don’t know about you, but I would never wish to live in a world void of Mexican food.
Only problem? My inability to exercise at the current moment (due to restrictions from my recent surgery) has basically forced me to live in a world void of carbs.
While Mexican cuisine and keto-friendly are not intuitively synonymous, I have always found clever hacks for making it work.
In fact, for about an entire year, I had actually been on a low carb steak taco kick (you can get my crockpot recipe for that here). But after eating one literally every day at lunchtime- for 365 effing days-one random a$$ morning, I woke up and decided I could no longer stomach my beloved tacos.
That was when I knew I had to find a similar alternative for my daily lunches.
Essentially, I needed an easy meal that was high protein, low carb and tasty AF.
The inception of this recipe was actually a fun synchronicity. You see…
My personal trainer had just been telling me about a line of products she found that were “Whole 30” , non- GMO and didn’t contain any inflammatory seed oils.
The brand she was referring to was Siete…
While I had seen some of their tortilla chips before at Target and Publix, I didn’t think much of it (I would rather drink my carbs if you know what I mean).
Then…. very shortly after the day I almost regurgitated my steak tacos out onto my fabulous matte black stoneware, doing my weekly grocery shopping at Walmart, I noticed that the same brand my trainer had been endorsing had a line of enchilada sauce and taco seasonings.
I decided to give them a shot, and I am so glad I did.
While the sauce is a bit pricey at $5 a jar, it knocks the leading, cheaper competition out of the water (and no one is paying me to say this).
Using apple cider vinegar as the third listed ingredient gives the sauce much more of a dynamic flavor profile, and the Siete taco seasoning tastes just like all of the old school brands, but is void of all of the junky filler ingredients.
So enough of my incessant rambling, let me show you how to make this stupid easy recipe…
How to Make Low Carb Beef Enchiladas:
Ingredients: makes 4-5 large enchiladas
- 1 lb grass-fed ground beef (I use 85/15)
- 1 pack low-carb tortillas
- 1 pack Siete taco seasoning
- 1 Jar Siete Red Enchilada Sauce
- Organic Shredded Mexican cheese blend
(Step 1). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
(Step 2). In a greased skillet, brown the beef. Following the directions on the taco seasoning packet, add to beef.
(Step 3). Once beef is cooked, drain excess fat if desired (I don’t). Now begin spooning the beef mixture into each tortilla. Before wrapping up each individual tortilla, spoon some red sauce over the beef. Also sprinkle some cheese in.
(Step 4). Once you have filled each tortilla with beef, sauce and cheese, roll the tortilla up and place seam side down into a greased baking dish.
(Step 5). Top your enchiladas with the rest of the red sauce and sprinkle with more cheese. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Because I prefer my enchilada to be super protein packed with lots of beef (not needing empty calories with multiple tortillas), I only get about 4 to 5 enchiladas out of this recipe. However, the enchilada is so filling, I can only eat one.
*If you are cooking this for a husband or for family, you may want to double up on the ingredients. *
What healthy sides to serve with beef enchiladas? :
Once I am cleared to start burning more calories in the gym again, I will probably add a side of organic black beans or kidney beans with this dish. If you want to keep it strictly low carb however, you could always serve this meal with riced cauliflower or sautéed bell peppers and/or onions.
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