Keto Beef Enchiladas: Your New Go-To Comfort Food

Who said sticking to a keto diet means you have to miss out on all the good stuff? Definitely not us!

Today, we’re whipping up something special that’s sure to satisfy those Mexican food cravings without kicking you out of ketosis.

We’re talking about Keto Beef Enchiladas – a dish so delicious, you won’t even remember it’s low-carb.

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What You’ll Need:

Keto Beef Enchiladas Ingredients
  • Ground Beef: The heart and soul of your enchiladas.
  • Taco Seasoning: For that authentic Mexican flavor.
  • Green Chilis: A little kick to spice things up.
  • Enchilada Sauce: It’s all about the sauce, folks.
  • Sour Cream: For a creamy twist.
  • Almond Flour Tortillas: Keeping things keto-friendly.
  • Mexican Blend Cheese: Because cheese makes everything better.

Customizing Your Keto Beef Enchiladas: From Scratch to Simplified

One of the best things about this Keto Beef Enchiladas recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re a from-scratch kind of cook or someone who loves the convenience of pre-made ingredients, this dish can be tailored to fit your style and schedule.

Let’s look at how you can make this recipe entirely from scratch or simplify it with store-bought ingredients.

Keto Beef Enchiladas 3

From Scratch:

  • Taco Seasoning: Skip the package and make your own blend with spices like chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and a dash of salt and pepper. It’s a great way to control the sodium and spice levels to your taste.
  • Green Chiles: If you’re up for a bit of gardening and canning, growing your own chiles and preserving them can be a rewarding process. Alternatively, roasting fresh chiles at home and dicing them adds a fresh and smoky flavor.
  • Enchilada Sauce: Homemade enchilada sauce is simpler than you might think. It requires basic ingredients like tomato paste, chicken broth, vinegar, chili powder, garlic, and spices, simmered together to enhance the depth of flavors.
  • Almond Flour Tortillas: For those who love to bake, making tortillas from scratch using almond flour, eggs, and xanthan gum gives you fresh, pliable tortillas that elevate the dish.
  • Cheese Blend: Grating your own cheese blend allows for a fresher taste and a more satisfying melt. Mix cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, and asadero for a customized blend that’s free of the anti-caking agents found in pre-shredded cheese.

Simplified Version:

  • Taco Seasoning: There are many keto-friendly taco seasoning packets available that save time without adding extra carbs. Just be sure to check the ingredients for any hidden sugars or starches.
  • Green Chiles: Canned diced green chiles are a pantry staple that can be kept on hand for recipes just like this one. They’re convenient and perfect for adding that kick of flavor without additional prep work.
  • Enchilada Sauce: Pre-made enchilada sauce comes in handy and can be found in mild to hot varieties to suit your heat preference. Look for brands with low sugar and carb content to keep it keto-friendly.
  • Almond Flour Tortillas: Many health food and specialty stores now carry almond flour tortillas, making it easy to enjoy this recipe without the hassle of making tortillas from scratch.
  • Cheese Blend: Pre-shredded Mexican cheese blends are readily available and can save a lot of time. Just sprinkle it on, and you’re good to go.

Whether you choose to make everything from scratch or opt for the convenience of pre-made ingredients, these Keto Beef Enchiladas can be adapted to fit your needs.

Both approaches ensure a delicious, keto-friendly meal that’s bound to please. So, based on your time, skill level, or just how you’re feeling that day, you can decide how homemade or simple you want your enchiladas to be.

Putting It All Together:

Keto Beef Enchiladas how to make them
  • Warm-Up: Get your oven preheated to 375 degrees. This is going to be the cozy home for your enchiladas to bake to perfection.
  • Cook the Beef: Brown your ground beef, breaking it into small pieces as it cooks. Once it’s done, stir in the taco seasoning to coat the beef evenly.
  • Add Some Heat: Toss in the diced green chiles into the mix. This will add a nice, subtle heat that makes every bite exciting.
  • Roll ‘Em Up: Lay out your almond flour tortillas and spoon the beef mixture onto each one. Roll them up tightly and place them seam side down in a greased baking dish. This keeps all that goodness locked inside.
  • Sauce It Up: Mix the sour cream into your enchilada sauce for a creamy, dreamy concoction. Pour this over your rolled enchiladas, making sure they’re all nicely covered.
  • Cheese, Please: Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Then, cover the dish with foil to keep everything moist and melty.
  • Bake Time: Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes with the foil on. Then, unveil and bake for another 5 minutes to get the cheese bubbly and slightly golden.
  • Slight Cool Down: Let the enchiladas sit for a few minutes after taking them out of the oven. This makes them easier to serve and ensures you don’t burn your taste buds off in your eagerness. Mr. Healthy Ambitions never waits and always burns his mouth!
Keto Beef Enchiladas finished baking

Substitutions and Additions for your Keto Beef Enchiladas

  • Feel free to adjust the heat by choosing a hotter or milder enchilada sauce.
  • If you’re not a fan of ground beef, you can easily substitute it with chicken or even a meat-free alternative.
  • Serving these with a side of guacamole or a fresh keto-friendly salad can add a nice freshness to your meal.


Q: Can I make these ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! You can prepare the enchiladas up to the point of baking and store them covered in the fridge. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time if you’re starting from cold.

Q: Are almond flour tortillas really keto-friendly?
A: Yes, they are! Almond flour is low in carbs and high in fiber, making it perfect for a keto diet.

Q: Can I use a different cheese?
A: Sure thing. While the Mexican blend is recommended for its flavor and meltability, feel free to use whatever cheese you prefer. Just keep an eye on the carb content if you’re strict keto.

Q: What can I serve with keto beef enchiladas?
A: A light salad, some steamed vegetables, or even a simple slaw can complement the enchiladas well. Keep it light to balance the richness of the dish.

There you have it – a keto-friendly twist on a classic that doesn’t skimp on flavor. Give these Keto Beef Enchiladas a try, and you might just find yourself making them on repeat. Happy cooking!

Keto Beef Enchiladas serving

Keto Beef Enchiladas

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Enjoy gluten-free Keto Beef Enchiladas tonight! A simple, low-carb recipe that's bursting with flavor and easy to customize.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning (or 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 10 ounces mild red enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 8 almond flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Brown the ground beef and add the taco seasoning once done. 
  3. Add the diced green chiles to the browned beef.
  4. Spoon the beef mixture onto the almond flour tortillas. Roll the tortillas and place them seam side down in a greased baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream into the enchilada sauce, then pour the sauce evenly over the enchiladas.
  6. Top with the shredded Mexican blend cheese, then cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 5 minutes more.
  8. Remove the keto beef enchiladas from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Enchilada
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 25gCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gProtein: 24g

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