Monday, May 2, 2016

Meals with Melody Anne - Are you Ready to get Steamy in the Kitchen?




Are you ready to get steamy in the kitchen with a delicious Low Carb Cheesy Beefy Enchilada Casserole? This recipe is so good you wouldn’t even know it’s low carb, and that’s what I’m all about. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. So let’s get spicy…

Delicious Cheesy Beefy Enchilada Casserole 


  



Nutritional Facts-
Per Serving: 411 Calories; 31g Fat; 27g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs


Prep time-about 1 hour
Cook Time – 40 minutes
Melody Anne’s 1-5 Star taste rating- this one is a 5 for sure!
Melody Anne’s 1-5 Star Difficulty Rating- about a 3






Layers (In place of tortillas)
-4 ounces cream cheese, softened
-2 eggs
-1 TBSP Taco Seasoning (See below for homemade recipe)
-2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

Put all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth and creamy. Grease 2 a 9 x 13 baking dish or cookie sheets; spread the cheese mixture thinly and evenly over the bottom. Bake at 350ยบ, 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then cut them into small squares and peel from pans. You will layer the bottom of your baking pan with a layer. And do a second layer in the middle.

Topping:
-3 pnds ground beef
-2 to 3 TBSP Taco Seasoning
-Large can of enchilada sauce
-2 4 ounce cans chopped green chiles (hotter is better)
-2 Cups (or more) cheddar cheese, shredded.

Brown the hamburger; drain fat. Stir in the seasoning, enchilada sauce and chiles. Let simmer.

Spread hamburger mixture over the crust, add layer of cheese, add another layer of your “tortillas” then repeat. Bake 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with the toppings of your choice (add additional carbs).
Makes 12 servings
Can be frozen
Optional Toppings:
  Shredded lettuce
  Tomatoes
  Sour cream
  Salsa
  Olives
  Pickled jalapeno slices
  Guacamole (or fresh avocado)






Bonus Recipe-

Do it Yourself Taco Seasoning (so easy and so good)

2 TBSP Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Paprika
3 tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
optional; pinch of salt and pepper

Mix all together and use. Store in airtight container if not using right away.


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