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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Beef Enchiladas : Low Carb

Lisa MarcAurele says "Hold the flour tortillas! There's no need for them with these tasty low-carb beef enchiladas. Instead, the beef mixture is wrapped in sliced deli meat chicken or turkey breast and then topped with grated cheese, a quick homemade enchilada sauce, and slices of jalapeño."

Serves Four
10g carbs per serving
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
15 oz. (425g) unsweetened tomato sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
1 lb (450g) ground beef
3 oz. (75g) cauliflower, riced
1 oz. (30g) red onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup (125ml) water
8 oz. (225g) deli chicken breast*
4 oz. (110g) Mexican cheese, shredded/grated
pickled jalapeños

¼ cup (60ml) sour cream
Smaller rolls can be made by using only one slice of deli-chicken breast per roll. 

Sliced deli turkey breast* can be used in place of chicken.
Can be seen here

Did you know that Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Mayan times. The people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate corn tortillas folded or rolled around small fish. It is believed the creation of the enchilada is at the very minimum of the 1500s, but likely goes back thousands of years prior to that. The first written documentation that explicitly discusses enchiladas happens to also be the first cookbook published in Mexico, El cocinero mexicano (“The Mexican Chef”). This was produced in 1831.
More about Enchilada's here and here

There is a "veggie enchiladas" recipe here but please note it is not low carb!

We bring a variety of recipe ideas, and articles, to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

So yummy!! Valerie

sandy said...

Interesting post - ...

I love enchiladas and know of a place nearby that serves the best ones I've ever had.

Tom said... thing is something to try.

Elephant's Child said...

Enchiladas are yet another thing which I rarely eat. Thank you for the reminder/nudge.

Tante Mali said...

Ohhh, and now I'm hungry again. Looks and sounds fantastic. Thank you so much for the recipe and all my best from Austria

Jeanie said...

These look super tasty!

Sondra said...

I love Mexican food I normally go with the veggie style of it, since meat is not on my menu...this looks delicious. I make my own pickled Jalapeno's using the ones I grow in my garden pots. It's a delicious treat.

JFM said...

Definitely enticing Jan.
Another "must try it" recipe...thank you 🍂💮🍁

Rose said...

This is just too funny...I was just wondering what flavorings to use in making enchilada sausce and here I have a start. Thank-you!

dellgirl said...

These Beef Enchiladas look sooo delicious! I absolutely LOVE Enchiladas. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks so good! I've been hungry for something like this! Thanks for the recipe!

aussie aNNie said...

Yum, these are tasty..x

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, this looks tasty and I still have cauliflower in the freezer! Thank you, another receipe added!

Jo said...


carol l mckenna said...

Another delicious sounding recipe!

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William Kendall said...

I've never had them.

Martha said...

Looks really yummy!