Homemade Keto Enchiladas

by KetoFocus.com
4.8 Stars (15 Reviews) 5 Comments

Spicy ground beef keto enchiladas are smothered in a homemade enchilada sauce and wrapped in unusual protein tortillas.

keto enchilada on a plate
Homemade keto enchiladas are easier than you think.

A savory ground beef mixture is wrapped in a keto protein tortilla and smothered in a spicy homemade enchiladas sauce. Then topped with lots of cheese and (optionally sour cream).

This recipe ditches the traditional low carb tortilla for something more keto friendly. These enchiladas are assembled using cold cuts. You’ll be amazed how scrumptious this keto dinner is!

Even better, this is one low carb casserole recipe that you can meal prep ahead of time or freeze so you can always have a keto dinner option ready to go when you need it.

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Homemade Keto Enchiladas Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of canned whole tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 chilpotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 pound gound beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 10 - 12 slices of sliced deli chicken or turkey cold cuts

Homemade Keto Enchiladas Directions

  • Homemade Keto Enchiladas

    What is in keto enchiladas?

    For this recipe, we will be making keto beef enchiladas, however, one could get creative and make chicken enchiladas with a few tweaks.

    Keto tortillas

    deli sliced chicken meat with enchilada filling

    Store bought

    Although store bought low carb tortillas can be used – many of them contain gluten which you may be avoiding.

    With that said, there are low carb and gluten free tortillas out there – if you find them and love them, then go for it!

    Gluten free

    This recipe uses sliced chicken or turkey meat from the deli as a tortilla. The benefit of using this protein tortilla is that it has no carbs. A store bought low carb tortilla can contain up to 6 net carbs in one tortilla!

    Deli chicken slices are flexible and can roll up just like a tortilla. They are delicious in this dish and you won’t even notice that they aren’t a true tortilla!

    Low carb enchilada sauce

    low carb enchiladas covered in sauce

    This low carb enchilada recipe uses a homemade enchilada sauce that is easy to make.

    You can substitute with canned enchilada sauce if you are looking for convenience; however, nothing beats the flavor of homemade enchilada sauce.

    This sauce recipe is very simple.

    It does require a blender or food processer to puree the tomatoes and chilies together. If you don’t own one of those appliances, you can still make this enchilada sauce.

    Just make sure you diced your chilies and crush up the tomatoes as small as possible. You could even substitute with crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes in the sauce recipe.

    Ground beef

    This keto recipe uses ground beef which is used in traditional enchiladas.

    We brown the grown beef with coriander, salt and onion mixture. Some add taco seasoning early on. I have found that with the above seasoning and the homemade enchilada sauce that taco seasoning is not required, but hey, if you want to add it, go for it.



    Make Ahead and Keto Freezer Meal

    As mentioned above, these keto enchiladas can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator to bake later. I have prepped my enchiladas in the morning and then cooked them later in the evening when I’m short on time.

    You have the option to freeze the enchiladas as well. After the enchiladas are assembled, cover in plastic wrap and then a sheet of aluminum foil. Place in the freezer until ready to use. To reheat frozen keto enchiladas, bake at 350 degrees with foil on (plastic wrap removed) for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Homemade Keto Enchiladas

    Servings: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 378
    Fat 22.7g
    Protein 36.5g
    Total Carbs 6.4g
    Net Carbs 5.3g

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      1. Buy La Banderita street tacos in a package of 16. The macro is very minimal on carbs. Imo, These tortillas are the very best keto friendly wraps even better then Mission low carb tortillas.

    1. These were delicious. I used turkey lunchmeat as my protein wrap. The only thing I did differently was I add about 1/8 t of xanthan gum to the sauce at the very end of blending because mine was a little thin. It made the texture of the enchilada sauce really nice. Family loved these and I will make them again! Thank you for the great recipe!

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