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Cheesy Beef Enchiladas


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Combine with cottage cheese, olives, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Place about 1/3 cup filling on each tortilla; roll up. Place tortillas, seam side down, in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 3. For sauce, saute the onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomato sauce, green chiles, chili powder, sugar and garlic powder. Pour over tortillas.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 698 calories, 38g fat (14g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 2061mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 45g protein.


Average Rating:
  • PrplMonky5
    Jan 30, 2018

    These were pretty tasty but I have to agree with previous reviewers in that it was a bit on the bland side. Sometimes I would get a yummy bite but mostly it was just a tad underwhelming. We put chunky salsa on top and that helped. Next time I think I'd just do normal canned enchilada sauce (adding in the pepper & onion). I docked a star off because the tortillas were starting to taste gummy already after baking, so I know the leftovers are going to not be so good. Maybe next time I'd try toasting the tortillas first, then using them in the recipe. Otherwise, a decent recipe.

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    The best beef enchilada recipe we use!

  • modestcook
    Mar 28, 2014

    My wife and I like this recipe, I followed it to the letter. It says to put in ungreased pan, I won't do that again, it stuck to the dish and it was hard getting it out in one piece. We didn't think it was bland. I wouldn't omit or add anything to this recipe.

  • Mshell5701
    Jun 11, 2013

    Thought it was kind of bland....I might use the idea and and my own little kick next time

  • equestsarah81
    Apr 2, 2012

    To add... I also add about 2Tsp of taco seasoning.

  • equestsarah81
    Apr 2, 2012

    These are REALLY easy and REALLY good to make! I do add some chopped & peeled green chiles too. Also, I don't make the "Sauce" I just use a 16oz jar of El Paso Chunky salsa (makes this even quicker).

  • linzerbug
    Nov 20, 2014

    Omitted olives for our personal taste. Delicious. Great recipe to freeze too for smaller families.

  • Kris Countryman
    May 6, 2010

    My husband really liked this recipe. I thought it was somewhat bland so I added salsa at the table.

  • moonmom
    Feb 8, 2010

    Family raved on how good this was. Hardly had any leftovers.

  • mdbull4
    Feb 3, 2010

    This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it many times already, and it is definitely my favorite. :) When I was out of tomato sauce I used V8 juice & it was really good! This has become a regular at our house. I love it!

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