Easy Beef Enchiladas

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By Holly Clegg


This dish is a ridiculously easy and an absolutely delicious dinner pronto! My #1 go-to beef enchilada recipe not only is simple and delicious but also diabetic! The enchilada includes spinach, rich in antioxidants providing excellent anti- inflammatory benefits for a quick homemade super satisfying meal. Did you know that 1 cup salsa equals one serving of vegetables? Nutritious and delicious, enchiladas freeze well and perfect to pull out of the freezer on those busy nights.

Easy Beef Enchiladas from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101 cookbook

Makes 10 enchiladas

1 pound ground sirloin

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 cup salsa

1 cup corn

1 cup packed fresh baby spinach

1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

10 (6–8-inch) flour tortillas, room temperature

1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce (found in can)

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large nonstick skillet, cook meat 6–8 minutes or until meat is done. Drain any excess fat.

3. Add chili powder, salsa, corn, and spinach; continue cooking about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside.

4. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese onto a tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

5. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over filled tortillas in baking dish and sprinkle with any remaining cheese and green onions. Bake, covered with foil, 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 64, Calories from Fat 31%, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 196mg, Carbohydrates 6g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 2g, Protein 5g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean meat

Terrific Tip: To Freeze: Do not bake before freezing. Cool to room temperature, then wrap, label, and freeze. To Prepare After Freezing: Remove from freezer to defrost. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove foil and continue baking until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Nugget: Along with fiber, spinach is rich in antioxidants providing excellent anti- inflammatory benefits.

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series. Clegg, who attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huff Post. Clegg has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals nationwide. Visit Holly on YOUTUBE and her BLOG for more of her new easy healthy recipes.

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