These healthy beef enchiladas are delicious, cheesy, and full of flavor!!
I am always trying to find ways to sneak vegetables into things my family loves, especially during cold and flu season! The more nutritious food we can enjoy, the better. Enchiladas are a classic comfort food for me, in the winter I crave them even more than normal. If you love them too, then you are going to really love this healthier take on them! The first thing that makes this dish so awesome? I snuck spinach into the green enchilada sauce. Yep. Like a green smoothie for your enchiladas! It does not compromise the dish at all, you cannot taste it, especially when it’s cooked. But it’s there!
I like to use lean grass fed ground beef in these enchiladas. My favorite is O Organics® which can only be found in my area exclusively at Randall’s. O Organics products can also be found at all Albertsons Companies family of stores including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United, United Express and Carrs/Safeway.
The O Organics line makes up most of this recipe for me. I also use their baby spinach, baby carrots, Mexican blend shredded cheese, and salsa as a garnish! ! They are such great quality products and using them makes it easy to incorporate organic items into your wellness routine during cold and flu season without a lot of time, money or effort. I also save money on them using their coupons in the Randall’s app! I LOVE using digital coupons at the store.
If you have a smaller family like me, you can split this recipe into two smaller pans and freeze one of them to bake later.
Is there anything better than that first bite!? I don’t think so…
Here is the full recipe. I hope you love this one as much as I do!
These healthy ground beef enchiladas are delicious, cheesy, and full of flavor!!
- 2 lbs ground beef I like to use O Organics Grass Fed
- 12 small corn tortillas
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 can green enchilada sauce
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese mexican blend
- 1 small yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onion and shredded carrots. When it's browned, drain any grease. Return to heat and add chili powder, minced garlic and cumin. Cook for 3-4 more minutes, then remove from heat.
Blend green enchilada sauce with two cups baby spinach. Pour into a shallow bowl.
Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Pour 1/4 cup of green sauce into the bottom of a glass baking dish.
Dip each tortilla in the green sauce mixture to coat it on both sides. Then fill with ground beef and about 1/8 cup of cheese. Roll and place into the baking dish.
Pour the rest of the green sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Serve with light sour cream, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and whatever else you love with enchiladas!