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Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet

 
Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet
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One serving costs about $2.79 One serving costs about $2.79

$2.79 per serving

633 people like this recipe

633 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mexican
spoonacular Score:48%

Spoonacular Score: 48%

 

Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet requires around around 45 minutes from start to finish. For $2.79 per serving, you get a main course that serves 6. One portion of this dish contains approximately 35g of protein, 11g of fat, and a total of 405 calories. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 633 would say it hit the spot. This recipe is typical of Mexican cuisine. If you have optional: i sprinkled a bit of cilantro over the top, chili powder, pasta, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Emily Bites. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 63%. Similar recipes are (One Skillet) Chicken Enchilada Pasta, Chicken Enchilada Pasta Skillet, and Easy Beef Enchilada Skillet.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 lb
1.5 lb 95% lean 95% lean ground beef
95% lean 95% lean ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.5 cups
0.5 cups onions
onions
2 oz
2 oz canned diced green chilies
canned diced green chilies
2 cups
2 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
10 oz
10 oz canned red enchilada sauce
canned red enchilada sauce
8 oz
8 oz pasta
pasta
0.75 cups
0.75 cups frozen corn kernels
frozen corn kernels
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fat free sour cream
fat free sour cream
3 oz
3 oz 50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
some
some cilantro
cilantro
1.5 lb 95% lean 95% lean ground beef
1.5 lb
95% lean 95% lean ground beef
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.5 cups onions
0.5 cups
onions
2 oz canned diced green chilies
2 oz
canned diced green chilies
2 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups
fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
10 oz canned red enchilada sauce
10 oz
canned red enchilada sauce
8 oz pasta
8 oz
pasta
0.75 cups frozen corn kernels
0.75 cups
frozen corn kernels
0.5 cups fat free sour cream
0.5 cups
fat free sour cream
3 oz 50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
3 oz
50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
some cilantro
some
cilantro

Equipment

wooden spoon
wooden spoon
frying pan
frying pan
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Emily Bites

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.79
Ingredient
1 1/2 pound 95% lean 95% lean ground beef
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup onions
2 ounces canned diced green chilies
2 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
10 ounces canned red enchilada sauce
8 ounces pasta
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
3 ounces 50% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
Price
$9.81
$0.09
$0.07
$0.18
$0.25
$1.39
$1.62
$0.49
$0.31
$0.78
$1.78
$16.75

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
404 Calories
34g Protein
11g Total Fat
38g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
404
20%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
83mg
28%

Sodium
974mg
42%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
34g
70%

Selenium
48µg
69%

Vitamin B12
2µg
47%

Zinc
6mg
45%

Phosphorus
410mg
41%

Vitamin B3
7mg
38%

Vitamin B6
0.56mg
28%

Iron
3mg
22%

Manganese
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Potassium
593mg
17%

Magnesium
55mg
14%

Fiber
3g
12%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Vitamin A
575IU
12%

Calcium
107mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
7%

Folate
25µg
6%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.6mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.2µg
1%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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