Firehouse Enchiladas


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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 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

  • 1 ½ pounds 95% lean ground beef

  • 3 ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3/4 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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 1/2 cup of the sauce, 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese, and the chile peppers.

  3. Spoon 1/2 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 1/4 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 1/2 cup cheese.

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Drizzle with hot pepper sauce and sprinkle with green onions before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 enchiladas each
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g 65%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Vitamin A 831IU 17%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Sodium 475mg 21%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 76mg 18%
Potassium 715mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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