Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Low Carb Enchiladas

Every Tuesday night we have a Mexican themed dinner.  The kids love taco's:)  Tonight I thought I would mix it up and make Enchiladas.  I have made this recipe numberous times and the family loves it.  It is from the Dr. Atkins New Diet Cookbook that was Copyrighted in 1994. 


1 recipe tortillas(recipe below)or 12 low carb tortillas
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp chili powder
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp chopped onion
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp chili powder
6 drops Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare tortilla recipe.  Place tortilla on wax paper and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F
In bowl combine ground pork, garlic, 2 tsp chili powder and vinegar.
Heat oil in skillet and saute onion over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until soft.  Add pork mixture to onion and brown.  Pour of fat.  Set aside
In saucepan conbine tomato sauce, water cumin, chili powder, tabasco sauce and salt.  Simmer for 1/2 hour.

Pour 1/2 cup sauce in 13x9 baking pan.  Fill tortillas with 2 Tbsp of pork and 1 Tbsp of cheese.  Roll up and place seam side down in pan.  Repeat until you use all pork.  Pour remaining sauce on top.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Top with remaining cheese.  Bake for 5 minutes more until cheese is hot and bubbly.  Serve with sour cream on top

Tortilla recipe
1/3 cup soy flour
1/2 cup water
3 egg

Put all ingredients in blender.  Blend until smooth.  Use a crepe pan or a 5-6 inch skillet.  Cover bottom of pan lightly with oil.  When pan is hot enought to sizzle a drop of water, pour about 3 Tbsp of mixture into pan.  tilt pan to distribute misture evenly.  Tortilla should be thin.  Lightly brown on both side, about a minute on each side.  Place on wax paper until all are made.  Tortillas are very delicate, so handle carefully.  Oil pan again if necessary.

I have made the tortillas once but they fell about, so I just buy the premade Low Carb Tortillas:)

12 Enchiladas
Each Enchilada made with Low Carb tortillas(store bought): Calories 336, Fat 20.5g, Carb 16.5g, Fiber 9g, Protein 25.7g, Net Carb 7.5g
Atkins Phase 2 and up,Only use in Grain rung of Phase 2

Each Enchilada made with homemade tortillas: Calories 273, Fat 19g, Carb 3.6g, Fiber 1.1g, Protein 21.4g, Net Carb 2.5g
Atkins All Phases

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