Bison Enchiladas

Bison Enchiladas
Staff Writer
Jane Bruce

Enchiladas have never come together so easily —or as flavorful — as this recipe, and it’s all thanks to bison. Bison’s skirt steak is a lean and tender cut, making it the perfect choice for cheesy and flavorful enchilada. 

12
Servings
493
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 3 Pounds skirt steak, cut into thin strips
  • 4 Cups tomato sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons chile powder
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 Cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 green onion, sliced, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and jalapeño and cook for 1 minute. Add the steak and cook for another 5 minutes. Pour in tomato sauce and chili powder and cook until heated through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spoon a portion of the meat mixture into a corn tortilla and top with cheese, reserving some for topping. Roll the tortilla and place it seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Pour the remaining sauce over the tortillas and top with reserved cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly. Top with sliced green onions. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
145µg
21%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
388mg
39%
Choline, total
77mg
18%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
442mg
63%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
45µg
82%
Sodium, Na
387mg
26%
Water
144g
5%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

Bison Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Bison Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.