Firehouse Enchiladas

Firehouse Enchiladas

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Our take on this popular Mexican dish certainly does not disappoint. Packed with protein and easy to make, this recipe is the perfect dinner solution.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1½ pounds 95% lean ground beef
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded ( ¾ cup)
  • 1 4-ounce can diced, green chile peppers, undrained
  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Bottled hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. For sauce, in a medium saucepan cook onion in hot oil over medium heat about 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce and the water. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef until meat is brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain well; return meat to skillet. Stir in ½ cup of the sauce, ¼ cup of the shredded cheese, and the chile peppers.
  3. Spoon ½ cup of the sauce into the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Wrap tortillas in microwave-safe paper towels. Microwave on 100% power (high) 1 minute. Working with one at a time, spoon about ¼ cup of the meat mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place filled tortillas, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish. Stir any remaining meat mixture into the remaining sauce. Spoon sauce evenly over tortilla rolls in baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Drizzle with hot pepper sauce and sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 enchiladas each
  • Per serving: 363 calories; 12 g fat(5 g sat); 6 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 77 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 831 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 176 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 475 mg sodium; 715 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 2 starch, ½ fat

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