Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole


I just have to share my Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole, low carb, keto friendly comfort food recipe.

Because eating healthy should feel like a privilege. Not a life-sentence!

With this Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole you’ll be satisfying cravings while sticking to your plan. See, there are healthy low-carb comfort foods just waiting for you to find them.

You’re going to want to make this again and again.

Yum, let’s make some now!

enchilada casserole low carb keto

There is a little bit of sugar in the Italian dressing. But don’t let it bother you. Because a little bit of simple carbs aren’t going to pull you off course as long as the complex carbs and proteins are overwhelmingly present!

Enchilada Casserole: SUBSTITUTIONS

I’ll tell you what, you can even change out the ground beef for lean turkey or sausage, and you’ll only make more variety for yourself.

If you’re a hunting family, use venison or pheasant. Any kind of dark meat would be a great substitute in this enchilada casserole low carb keto friendly meal!

If you are using game meats, though, do your tongue and tummy a favor and cook it up in a package of cream cheese. Game meats are incredibly lean, so really perfect for dieting.

But!

They can be a bit dry, and hard to process in a gastric bypass pouch. You need to add a little bit of fats, and cream cheese is the best option to prevent dumping or food sticking (trust me, I’ve tried them all).

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Buy The Stuff

Since my favorite version of this meal is made by adding Taco Bell Seasoning, I’d strongly encourage you to try it.

If you can’t find it in your local Kroger or Wal-Mart store, get it delivered by simply clicking on this link to Amazon. You’ll be excited to find you can eat to lose weight with these kinds of flavors!

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Right out of the oven, ready to eat.
recipe Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

aliciachittim
This Coloradoan-Mexican dish is real comfort food. It is made with pantry staples, and is so easy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 200 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • 9×9 Casserole
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baker's Joy, or other cooking spray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Lean ground beef
  • 1 LG Onion chopped
  • 2 ½ cup salsa
  • 1 Pkg Taco seasoning (Taco Bell sells their seasoning in most stores, just going to put that out there…)
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • ¼ cup Reduced fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium high heat until the meat is no longer pink, and the onions are translucent; drain.
  • Add the taco seasoning to the meat, and then add the salsa. Combine until the seasoning and salsa has mixed into the meat and onion.
  • Add the beans, corn, dressing, and sour cream. Cook until combined, or the mixture is warm.
  • Spoon a generous layer of the meat mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Place a flour tortilla on top of the cheese layer. Repeat as many layers as you like.. I do about 4.
  • The last and final layer should be a healthy dose of the cheese.
  • Cover with foil that has been sprayed with Baker's Joy, and bake at 400°F for 25 Minutes or until hot and bubbling.
    Then, enjoy!
Keyword keto friendly, low carb, weight loss recipes, what to eat to lose weight

aliciachittim

For most of my life I was overweight. In my 30s, I became morbidly obese, tipping the scales over 330 pounds. After trying and failing at every diet, I decided to get gastric bypass RNY weight loss surgery. Since 2016 I have been living a much healthier life, I hit my weight loss goals, but more importantly, understand weight loss now. I am determined to share what I now know.

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