Saturday, May 20, 2017

Beefy Butternut Enchiladas







     I absolutely love Mexican, but it doesn't always love me...I'm trying to change that relationship, I mean, can't we just all get along.  Whelp, with my Beef Enchiladas world peace is one step closer.  Each of these 8 hearty servings are only 410 calories, 25g net carbs and 37g protein.  And these bad boys are HUGE!  Nestled up to a light side salad, this makes the perfect guilt free meal.

Ingredients~
1 Roma Tomato, diced and drained on paper towel several hours
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small (aprox 14oz) Butternut Squash, trimmed, seeded and diced
Seasoning~Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
1 medium Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
2 15oz can Beans, drained (I use Black and Dark Red Kidney)
2 14oz can Keystone Beef (www.keystonemeats.com) (sub with 2 pounds browned Ground Beef)
1.5 cups Enchilada Sauce
8 Low Carb Flour La Tortilla Factory Tortillas
2oz (approx 1/2 cup) grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 Green Onions, diced

     Dice Roma Tomato, drain on paper towel (several hours if possible).  Shave skin of Butternut Squash with Potato peeler, slice off ends, cut in half and scrape seeds, dice and toss with 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil and lay on foil lined cookie sheet (season if desired with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Onion Powder), bake at 400 for 20 minutes, stir and continue baking for another 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat remaining Tablespoon Olive Oil, Onion and Cayenne Pepper til golden brown in large skillet, then stir in both cans drained Beans,Beef, and roasted Butternut Squash.  Add a 1/2 cup Enchilada Sauce to bottom of casserole dish and a 1/2 cup to shallow bowl, dip each Tortilla Shell in Sauce and add 1/8 of Beef mix, roll up and add to casserole dish, repeat with remaining ingredients.  Pour last 1/2 cup Sauce over all 8 Enchiladas, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with grated Cheese, Tomato and Green Onion.  Enjoy  :)  PS  Side note:  I have been buying block cheese after a lecture from my daughter about how much better it is and not that much work to sgrate your own, she was right, it is better and easy breasy.

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