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Gabrielle's Low-Fat Beef Enchiladas: Desperate Housewives

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Serves 8 | Prep Time | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is from my late mother-in-law Juanita. While I confess, I don't miss her (don't tell Carols), I do miss her famous beef enchiladas. I made a low-fat version so I don't have to feel too guilty.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 pound Lean ground beef
1 Medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/3 cup Chopped green bell pepper
2/3 cup Water
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
8 Flour tortillas
Shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onions, if desired


Heat oven to 350.

Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in onion, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and pepper. Cover and set aside.

Heat bell pepper, water, cumin, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Pour into ungreased pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches.

Dip each tortilla into sauce to coat both sides. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture onto each tortilla; roll tortilla around filling. Place in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas.

Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onions.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

You could lower the fat even more by using corn tortillas. Sounds great, love Tex-Mex food.

These sound really good..and so low-fat! will try them out on the kids!Phyllis

This looks like a great low-fat enchilada recipe...but doesn't look like it is losing out on taste because of the low-fat ingredients.

Thank You!

First recipe for enchiladas I have seen in a long time that sound good. Thanks for the recipe.

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