You probably thought it was impossible, but give this Keto Enchilada recipe a try before you continue to have your doubts. Made with simple, whole foods ingredients, this classic Mexican recipe will leave you speechless.Tips for Making Keto Enchiladas
Make the “Tortillas”
While we do have a very good keto tortilla recipe you can try, we changed it up slightly for the low carb enchiladas because we needed a sturdier tortilla. These tortillas are simply eggs, a splash of heavy cream, and some herbs and spices.
Keto Enchilada Filling
This is really up to you as most enchilada fillings are keto friendly. Chicken enchiladas are a very popular variety, but in this recipe we are going to walk you through making a breakfast enchilada. This compliments the fact that the tortillas are made from eggs, so the flavors go together perfectly. Some other fillings you could try are:
- Ground beef
Tightly Pack Enchiladas Into A Casserole Dish
This helps make sure that the enchiladas remain rolled up when they bake, and it also makes for a beautiful presentation. This is the traditional way enchiladas are baked. Depending on the size of casserole dish you use, you may need to place the enchiladas in all different directions. That’s perfectly fine, it will look beautiful at the end no matter how disorganized it look before it goes into the oven.
Top With Enchilada Sauce and Chese
The trademark of any good enchilada is the sauce. It is very distinct in flavor and it is what makes the dish stand out from other classic Mexican dishes. When it comes to the cheese you have more wiggle room. Use your favorite type of cheese and make this recipe your own! We use full fat cheddar cheese because we like the contrast it gives to the enchilada sauce. Some other good cheese options are:
- Cotija Cheese
- Monterey Cheese
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Manchego Cheese
Is Enchilada Sauce Keto Friendly?
Why yes it is! Depending on the brand of enchilada sauce you buy it will vary in quality of ingredients, as well as carb and sugar count. Typically you will find the carbs in enchilada sauce to be around 3 grams per 1/4 cup. That means this entire recipe will have under 10 grams of carbs coming from the enchilada sauce.