Super Simple Enchiladas

These easy enchiladas are a family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy Meals, Enchiladas, Mexican food, Simple dinner
Servings 14 servings
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breasts

2 cans Rosarita Mild Enchilada Sauce

14 flour tortillas

6 cups Colby Jack Shredded Cheese

1 container Low Fat Refried Beans

Instructions

  1. Cook and shred the chicken breasts. You can boil them on the stovetop or pop them into the Instapot.

  2. Preheat oven to 350. Spray two 13x9 cake pans and set aside.

  3. Put the tortillas on a large plate and surround the plate with the open cans of enchilada sauce refried beans, the shredded cheese and shredded chicken.

  4. Use the back of a spoon to spread approx 1 Tbs of refried beans down the center of the tortilla. Add some shredded chicken, a Tbs of enchilada sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese.

  5. Roll up the tortilla and place in one of the sprayed pans. Repeat until all the tortillas are used or the the pans are full.

  6. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas (the more the better). Then take the remaining cheese and sprinkle across the top.

  7. Put both pans in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the sauce on the edges is bubbling a lot.

Recipe Notes

Note: The key to the deliciousness of this recipe is in the sauce. The Rosarita brand of enchilada sauce is SO good, and every other one I've tried doesn't compare. However, its very mild so if you like a little more heat in your Mexican meals, add some green chilies or jalapenos to the enchiladas. You can also switch out the chicken for ground turkey or lean beef. 

1 enchilada is a fusion fat burning meal by itself, but you can also add a small dollop of low fat sour cream or cottage cheese and some slow carbs like chopped tomatoes and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts
Super Simple Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I was introduced to this recipe about 9 years ago when I was living in Boston. I was having a terrible day, so I did what I always did, and headed to my best friend’s house for some girl time. She was in the process of cooking up these delicious lentils, and they totally hit the spot! They’re fast, delicious, and so very comforting. Enjoy!

Savory Lentils

Enjoy this quick and delicious fat burning meal. Perfect on a cold day or if you're just in the mood for some simple comfort food.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 onion large
  • 1 cup lentils brown/green basic lentils, best if soaked overnight
  • 4 cup water
  • 2 bullion cubes of choice or just use 4 cups veggie or chicken broth instead of water
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 Tbs curry powder
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Sauté together butter (can substitute with olive oil or margarine), onions, garlic, and spices. Add water, lentils. In a separate bowel combine the diced tomatoes with the sweet potato. (I usually blend these together in my magic bullet.) Then add to pan/pot. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Adrianne Neiss

Nutrition Facts
Savory Lentils
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 2936mg128%
Potassium 451mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.