If you’ve talked to me or if you are an avid reader of my blog, you know I use deer meat in everything. Yes, everything–from hamburger helper to meatloaf to soups. A few years ago I came up with this version of deer enchiladas.
It doesn’t have the traditional chili sauce topping, and I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. It’s an absolute favorite at my house! My sons request them all the time. I think they’d eat them every day if I would fix it. They fill you up quickly and keeps you full for hours.
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Tasty Venison Enchiladas go great with a salad or fries. They make great leftovers too–that is if you have any leftovers.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Tasty Venison Enchiladas are high in protein, vitamin A, iron, and calcium.
- Unfortunately, they are very high in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium as well.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Tasty Venison Enchiladas Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 8 Enchiladas||Serving Size: 1 Enchilada|
|Calories 609||Calories from fat: 53%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 36 g||55%|
|Saturated Fat 22 g||109%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 173 mg||58%|
|Sodium 2616 mg||109%|
|Potassium 533 mg||15%|
|Total Carbohydrates 43 g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Sugars 12 g|
|Protein 39 g||77%|
|Vitamin A 55%||Vitamin C 10%|
|Calcium 39%||Iron 30%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
This recipe is really hard to change and make healthier without drastically changing the taste so maybe this meal will be best as a cheat day meal. As always, I do have some suggestions though.
- To help lower the cholesterol and fat you could use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger.
- To help lower the fat and cholesterol, even more, you can use a healthier low fat or fat-free cheese such as shredded cheese and not processed cheese. You could also use almond milk in place of the whole milk. This would cut down on fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories.
- To help lower the sodium use a salt alternative for the added salt in the recipe or leave it out. You could also omit the Velveeta pasteurized prepared cheese product or make sure your enchilada doesn’t have much cheese on it or use healthier cheese. Also, make your own salsa or use a low sodium salsa.
- To help lower the calories you can do any of the above actions plus use a healthier tortilla, such as a corn tortilla.
- Whatever changes you make to your Tasty Venison Enchiladas, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com