Enchilada Lasagne

  • 15MINS
  • 55MINS
  • 662KCAL

Enchilada Lasagne combines chilli, gooey cheese and soft tortillas. A great slimming friendly recipe for those following any diet plan like Weight Watchers or counting calories!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories662
  • Carbs66g
  • Protein37g
  • Fat8g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars12g

 

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Enchilada Lasagne is full of tasty veg – you can also serve it with some extra veg or salad, but it really is a whole meal in itself! You can make it as spicy or mild as you like – just add more or less chilli!

This Enchilada Lasagne makes a rich and indulgent tasting meal – it’s great to serve for the whole family, or as part of a dinner party This Enchilada Lasagne is soooo much easier to make than standard enchilada’s – there’s no messing about trying to roll the wraps up, and the layering is very straight forward!

What diets is this Enchilada Lasagne suitable for?

This Enchilada Lasagne recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Weight Watchers Wraps
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Stock cubes

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Enchilada Lasagne recipe?

  • You need to count 17 Points per portion of this Enchilada Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 16 Points per portion of this Enchilada Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 16 Points per portion of this Enchilada Lasagne recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Enchilada Lasagne?

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This Enchilada Lasagne is really simple to make, and doesn’t need any special ingredients. There are a couple of cookware we use to make this Enchilada Lasagne…

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24cm spring form cake tin. It comes with our unique Total Non-Stick System. It creates easy food release, saves time and effort and delivers perfect baking performance time after time.

Deiss Grater to finely grate the cheddar. This grater makes a little cheese go a very long way, but watch out – It’s VERY sharp!

How many Calories are in this Enchilada Lasagne?

There are 662 calories per portion in this Enchilada Lasagne, which means it falls into our Special Occasion category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Enchilada Lasagne is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Spray a 24cm spring form tin with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.

Step 2

Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and add the minced beef to brown on a moderate heat for 5 minutes. While the meat is browning, chop the onion, courgette and peppers, and grate the carrot.

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Step 3

Add the veg to the meat and mix well. Turn down the heat and add the kidney beans (in chilli sauce), sweetcorn, spices, stock cubes, tomato puree, garlic granules, worcestershire sauce and passata to the saucepan and mix well. Leave to simmer for 25 minutes without covering.

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Step 4

Once the meat has cooked, and the sauce has reduced, you need to layer up the dish.  Place a Weight Watchers wrap at the bottom of the lined and low calorie cooking sprayed spring form tin. Place a layer of the meat and veg on top. Continue this pattern, ending with a layer of meat.

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Step 5

Finely grate the reduced fat cheddar over the top, and tear the mozzarella, spreading the pieces evenly over the whole area. Sprinkle with a little paprika to add colour. Place in the oven for 25 minutes until the cheese is golden.

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Step 6

Remove from the oven. Leave to cool slightly in the tin for 10 minutes (don’t worry, it’ll still be hot when you eat it!).

Step 7

Once cooled slightly, run a knife around the edge, unclasp the spring form tin and carefully lift the tin away. Cut a wedge, and serve immediately! This Enchilada Lasagne can also be left in the fridge and reheated – you would get a firmer texture if doing this.

Cook Enchilada Lasagne another way

Slow cooker

You can cook the mince in the slow cooker, but you’ll still need to bake this dish in the oven to melt the cheese.

Brown the mince in a saucepan, and then place all of the ingredients for the mince sauce (as per the recipe below) into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours. You may need to reduce the sauce down by leaving the lid off and letting it bubble until thick. Alternatively you could simmer in a saucepan until reduced.

Pressure cooker

You can cook the mince in the pressure cooker, but you’ll still need to bake this dish in the oven to melt the cheese.

Brown the mince in a saucepan, and then place all of the ingredients for the mince sauce (as per the recipe below) into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours. You may need to reduce the sauce down by leaving the lid off and letting it bubble until thick. Alternatively you could simmer in a saucepan until reduced.

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What should you should serve with Enchilada Lasagne?

This Enchilada Lasagne is really a meal in itself, but it would go really well with any of the following dishes. Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

 

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How do you know when Enchilada Lasagne is cooked?

The mince should be cooked until it has a thick and rich sauce – this will take around 25 minutes.

You should cook this Enchilada Lasagne until the cheese is golden and bubbling. This will take around 25 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Enchilada Lasagne in the fridge?

You should ideally eat this Enchilada Lasagne within a 30 minutes of cooking.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Enchilada Lasagne in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Enchilada Lasagne?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Enchilada Lasagne?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Leave to stand for 2 minutes and then cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Enchilada Lasagne

Enchilada Lasagne combines chilli, gooey cheese and soft tortillas. A great slimming friendly recipe for those following any diet plan like Weight Watchers or counting calories!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    55 MINS
  • KCals 662
  • Carbs 66G
WW Points
  • 17 Green
  • 16 Blue
  • 16 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 grams 5% lean minced beef
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 395 grams kidney beans in chilli sauce (1 large can)
  • 200 grams sweetcorn (1 small can)
  • 500 grams tomato passata
  • 100 grams tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 2 Beef Oxo Cubes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce Or Henderson's Relish
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 4 Weight Watchers Wraps
  • 140 grams reduced fat mozzarella
  • 80 grams reduced fat cheddar
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Spray a 24cm spring form tin with low calorie cooking spray and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  2. Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and add the minced beef to brown on a moderate heat for 5 minutes. While the meat is browning, chop the onion, courgette and peppers, and grate the carrot.
  3. Add the veg to the meat and mix well. Turn down the heat and add the kidney beans (in chilli sauce), sweetcorn, spices, oxo cubes, tomato puree, garlic granules, Worcestershire sauce and passata to the saucepan and mix well. Leave to simmer for 25 minutes without covering.
  4. Once the meat has cooked and the sauce has reduced, you need to layer up the dish. 
  5. Place a Weight Watchers wrap at the bottom of the lined and low calorie cooking sprayed spring form tin. Place a layer of the meat and veg on top. Continue this pattern, ending with a layer of meat.
  6. Finely grate the reduced fat cheddar over the top, and tear the mozzarella, spreading the pieces evenly over the whole area. Sprinkle with a little paprika to add colour. Place in the oven for 25 minutes until the cheese is golden.
  7. Remove from the oven. Leave to cool slightly in the tin for 10 minutes (don't worry, it'll still be hot when you eat it!). 
  8. Once cooled slightly, run a knife around the edge, unclasp the spring form tin and carefully lift the tin away. Cut a wedge, and serve immediately! This Enchilada Lasagne can also be left in the fridge and reheated - you would get a firmer texture if doing this.

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Sarah NelsonMonday 2nd September 2019

Hey … has anyone done this without wraps and just with rice? Just wondering if it still needs to go on the oven? Or could I just serve it as soon as the mince is cooked? Thanks!

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    Emma TThursday 19th September 2019

    Hi Sarah,

    It wouldn’t need to go in the oven ????

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john newallFriday 9th August 2019

I made this recently and it was absolutely beautiful. It made 3 dinners in total. 2 quarters for me and my wife and another 2 for myself. There is plenty to go around or for 4 people in one sitting. I just used normal tortillas. In effect your only using 1 tortilla per quarter anyway so I felt it was still ok this way.

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ClaudiaWednesday 3rd July 2019

Hi!! Planning on making this tonight as me and my partner have a bad habit of making chilli whenever we have mince to cook (obsessed with mexican food!!) just curious, i tried a recipe slightly similar to this before and the wraps went hard and crispy and it was impossible to eat!! Does this happen with this recipe? Or does the sauce from the chilli keep them pretty soft? Thanks!! 🙂

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    CateWednesday 3rd July 2019

    The sauce keeps the wraps soft 🙂

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HeatherMonday 17th June 2019

The recipe says to cook at 160 for 25 mins but the video says 180 for 1 hour. Just wanted to check what one it is?

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Hi Heather,

    The details in the recipe are correct ????

    Reply

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