Beef Enchiladas Recipe

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These beef enchiladas are the perfect metabolically friendly family meal. They won't spike your glucose levels and are packed with healthy proteins (in the form of grass-fed beef) to keep you sated, fats like avocados (one of the best foods you can eat for insulin resistance), and plenty of herbs and spices.



  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (separated)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ¾ c beef bone broth


  • 1 lb grass-fed beef (or ground meat of choice)
  • 8 tortillas (e.g., almond flour wraps)


  • Avocado
  • Feta cheese
beef enchilada ingredients laid out side by side


1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Chop the ½ onion and garlic, and saute until softened and browned with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

sauteeing onions in a pan

2. While these are browning, pour bone broth, tomato paste, and spices into a blender and set aside. When the onion and garlic are done, add to the blender, and blend until smooth. Set aside.

bone broth tomato paste and spices in blender

3. Start browning the ground meat over medium heat.

ground beef in pan

4. While the meat finishes cooking, pour enough of the red sauce mix over the bottom of the dish.

enchilada red sauce at bottom of baking dish

5. Once the meat is finished, place a couple of spoonfuls on a tortilla and roll it up, then add it to the dish.

rolled-up enchiladas in baking dish

6. Once filled, pour the rest of the red sauce mix over top. Cover, and place in the oven at 375 F for 20-25 minutes. If you are using cheese, pull out 5 minutes before, place cheese on top, and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.

enchiladas with red sauce on top in baking dish

7. Top with avocado when finished cooking in the oven. Enjoy!

beef enchiladas with avocado in baking dish

Here's an example of a glucose graph in the Veri app for these beef enchiladas. As you can see, they received a Meal Score of 8 and didn't cause a glucose spike.

veri meal score for beef enchiladas

Kacie Q is part of the Customer Support Team at Veri. She grew up in Montana, where she graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition from Montana State University. She also has an M.S. in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Kacie spent the last 12 years as a professional photographer and is combining all her passions at Veri and helping create content for glucose-friendly meals. Kacie resides in Tennessee with her fiance and her dog, Nash.

Written by: Kacie Q
Reviewed by: Emily Johnson, MSc RD

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