Budget-Stretching Beef and Zucchini Enchiladas W/Brown Rice

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by CJAY8248

Wanna feed your family a cheap and healthier dinner? Try these great enchilada’s made with just 1/2 pound of ground beef. ------

Top Review by threeovens

I especially enjoyed the sauce. Next time I would probably double the zucchini.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook brown rice and set aside.
  2. While rice is cooking make sauce. To make sauce, combine enchilada sauce, salsa, tomato sauce, garlic, 1 teaspoons cumin, and 1 teaspoons chili powder. Simmer until hot. Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, saute ground beef, 1/2 cup diced onion, 1 cup zucchini, 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 1/2 teaspoons chili powder and 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked and onions and zucchini are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cooked brown rice and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.
  4. In a 7x 11 inch casserole, ladle some of the sauce to get about 1/4 inch deep. Microwave corn tortillas 45-60 seconds.
  5. Fill tortilla’s with meat mixture and 1 or 2 Tblsp. of cheese. Roll and place seam side down on top of sauce. Cover with remaining sauce. Bake, covered with foil, for 20-30 minutes. Remove foil, top with 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Serve with remaining rice and refried beans.

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