Weight Watchers Beef Enchilada Casserole is so good you won't believe it is WW-friendly. The whole family will love this Tex-Mex inspired dinner recipe that is filling and delicious.
WHAT KIND OF MEAT SHOULD I USE?
This Weight Watchers Beef Enchilada Casserole contains ground beef. To keep the calories and fat content lower, I like to use very lean ground beef.
Some benefits of using lean ground beef are the vitamins and minerals found in it. Iron and zinc are two of the main ones that add to a healthy diet.
TIPS FOR THE PERECT WW BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
A great tip would be to use a homemade enchilada sauce. I have a delicious recipe for a WW enchilada sauce. It only has 5 ingredients and not only is it low in points, but it's also very versatile.
Another tip I would give is to make sure you use corn tortillas instead of flour. Flour tortillas will get soggy while cooking and will increase the calories.
This hearty casserole has many ingredients you will already have on hand. With less than 10 ingredients, this recipe is easy and fast to make!
- Lean ground beef
- Taco seasoning
- Black beans
- Green chiles
- Enchilada sauce
- Corn tortillas
- Shredded cheese
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT WATCHERS BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
A huge plus of this casserole is it takes less than an hour to prep and bake. After browning your beef, you just have to combine ingredients, assemble your layers, and bake.
STEP ONE: BROWN BEEF
The first step is to brown your lean ground beef over medium-high heat.
STEP TWO: MIX INGREDIENTS
After the ground beef has been browned, add taco seasoning, black beans, minced garlic, diced green chiles, and half a cup of enchilada sauce. Mix thoroughly and then preheat the oven to 350° F.
STEP THREE: ASSEMBLE FIRST LAYER
Before you start to assemble the casserole, make sure you spray your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Then pour 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the pan.
STEP FOUR: SECOND LAYER
Arrange a layer of corn tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan. To keep points lower it is important to use thin corn tortillas. I love Mission brand extra thin corn tortillas! If you use a thicker tortilla you will need to adjust the points!
STEP FIVE: THIRD LAYER
Add half of the mixture on top of the tortillas and spread it to cover the corn tortillas.
STEP SIX: REPEAT & BAKE
Repeat steps 3-5 and then add a layer of shredded cheese to the top. Now you are ready to bake for about 30 minutes!
WW Points for Beef Enchilada Casserole
This is a great recipe for Weight Watchers because the ingredients are low-calorie and with few ingredients, you know exactly what you're fueling your body with.
On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is 5 points per serving. Divide the casserole into 8 equal portions. One portion is a serving.
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WEIGHT WATCHERS BEEF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
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Weight Watchers Beef Enchilada Casserole is hearty and delicious. This is a points-friendly dinner recipe the whole family will love.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat.
After beef is browned, add taco seasoning, black beans, minced garlic, diced green chilies, and ½ cup of enchilada sauce. Mix well and heat through.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour a 1/3 cup of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the pan and spread around.
Arrange 3½ corn tortillas across the bottom of the pan to cover it as best as possible.
Spoon half of the prepared beef mixture on top of the tortilla layer.
Spoon half of the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the beef mixture.
Place the remaining 3½ corn tortillas on top of the layers.
Repeat the beef mixite layer followed by the final layer of the enchilada sauce.
Finally, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top.
Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.
Serve hot with salsa, sliced jalapenos and/or light sour cream.
Divide the casserole evenly into 8 portions. Each section is one portion. On the current WeightWatchers Program (2023) it is 5 points per serving.
The points were calculated using 95% lean ground beef and Mission extra thin corn tortillas.
If you liked this WW recipe, be sure to check out these other yummy recipes:
- Weight Watchers Chicken Enchilada Bake
- WW Chicken Enchiladas
- Weight Watchers Baked Chicken Fajita Tostadas
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