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Lazy Enchiladas

Try these Lazy Enchiladas and you might never roll another tortilla for enchiladas again. This recipe is the perfect easy family friendly weeknight meal. It’s packed with protein, has all the flavors of beef enchiladas you know and love and one serving is only 300 calories. 

You might never roll another enchilada after you try these Lazy Enchiladas.

Why you'll love this recipe

  • These lazy enchiladas take under 40 minutes start to finish. 
  • This recipe uses minimal ingredients and pantry staples. 
  • Easy assembly and no tortilla rolling required. 
  • These enchiladas are family friendly. Both kids and adults love them.
  • If needed this recipe can be adapted to dairy free or gluten free.
  • This meal is macro friendly and only 300 calories per serving. 
  • Great for leftovers and meal prep as they reheat wonderfully.

Can you make this ahead of time?

These lazy enchiladas reheat well and store in the fridge perfect for busy weeknights. Whether you’re running to soccer practice or coming home from a long day at the office, these delicious enchiladas leftovers can go directly in the microwave and will taste even better the next day. 

You can prep your meat the night before and toss everything together last minutes for a meal in under 30 minutes. Or you can cook the dish the night before and reheat in the oven covered in foil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until heated through. 

How to make this gluten and dairy free

Substitute with your favorite dairy free cheese shreds and gluten free tortillas. Violife has a great dairy free cheese shred and Mission also makes a gluten free tortilla option. 

Lazy enchiladas

Ingredients and Substitutes:

Ground Beef: you can easily swap ground beef with ground turkey or ground chicken. To make this recipe even quicker of a prep, use store bought rotisserie chicken. 

Enchilada Sauce: you can use your favorite enchilada sauce brand or homemade enchilada sauce. Red or green will both work great! I like using Mild Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce. 

Diced Green Chilies & Taco Seasonings: omit green chilies as needed. For this recipe you can use the seasonings listed or your favorite store bought or homemade taco seasoning. Homemade taco seasoning is a great macro friendly, low to no sugar option.

Cheese: lower the fat with reduced fat Mexican cheese. You can also use dairy free cheese to make this recipe dairy free. 

Flour Tortillas: my favorite tortillas for this recipe are Mission Flour Tortillas. They stay perfectly soft while baking and only crisp up on the edges. This recipe uses the standard size tortilla, not small taco size and not large huge burritos. One tortilla is 140 calories (4 P / 24 C / 3 F). Swap with your favorite flour tortillas or gluten friendly option. You can use carb smart tortillas or gluten free tortillas. The macros will change. 

Toppings: top with sliced black olives, chopped cilantro, red onion and sour cream. You can also top with Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream for added protein. 

Lazy enchiladas

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1

Prep and Pre HeatPre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a pan over medium brown ground beef and break into small pieces. Mix all seasonings in a small bowl and add water. Mix together to create a paste. Once the beef is almost cooked through, add the seasoning paste and green chilies to the beef and mix well to combine.

Step 2

Prep baking dish: Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick spray. Add a thin layer of enchilada sauce to the bottom to help the tortillas avoid sticking to the pan.

Step 3

Layer enchiladas: Layer enchiladas. 2 tortillas over the enchilada sauce, half the ground beef spread evenly over the tortillas, half the remaining enchilada sauce, half the cheese. Repeat. You will end up with cheese on the top. 

Step 4

Bake: Once you have used all the ingredients in two layers. Add the dish to the oven and bake for 25 minutes until bubbly with slightly crispy edges. Cut through the tortillas and serve. 

 

Step 5

Serve: Each serving is roughly 231 grams. Garnish with desired toppings.

What to serve with enchiladas

These lazy enchiladas are great as a stand alone meal, however you can add traditional side dishes like beans and rice or my Easy Spanish Rice.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy meals!

Yields 

6 servings 

Approx. 230 grams each.

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings
1 lbs. lean ground beef (96/4)
1, 19 oz. can Red Enchilada Sauce
1, 4.5 oz. can diced green chilies
1 cup (112 g) Mexican Cheese, Shredded
4 Super Soft Mission Flour Tortillas
Beef seasoning:
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. ground garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. water

Nutritional Information

301 Calories
11 Fat (g)
24 Carbs (g)
23 Protein (g)

Directions

1.

Pre heat the oven to 375F.
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2.

In a pan over medium brown ground beef and break into small pieces. Mix all seasonings in a small bowl and add water. Mix together to create a paste. Once the beef is almost cooked through, add the seasoning paste to the beef and mix well to combine. Add green chilies and simmer everything together for a few minutes while you prep to layer your enchiladas.
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3.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick spray. Add a thin layer of enchilada sauce to the bottom to help the tortillas avoid sticking to the pan.
Layer enchiladas. 2 tortillas across the enchilada sauce, half the ground beef spread evenly over the tortillas, half the remaining enchilada sauce, half the cheese. Repeat.
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4.

Once you have used all the ingredients in two layers. Add the dish to the oven and bake for 25 minutes until bubbly with slightly crispy edges. Cut through the tortillas and serve.
Each serving is roughly 230 grams.
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3 Comments

  • Jesse

    Danielle, you’ve done it again! This is amazing! I added spinach and a couple other veggies and it’s so good! I will definitely be adding this to the rotation.

  • jess

    this recipe states one serving? how many serving is it? thanks.

    • daniellelima

      The recipe is 6 servings total which is noted above the ingredients. This is not one serving.

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