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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup

Need an easy soup recipe for dinner this week? Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup is quick and easy to make. It is cheesy and delicious. 

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup

One of my goals for 2020 is to share more of the recipes that I have taken pictures for, but have never shared with you. 

I have a folder full of recipe photos that I have yet to share because the photos are not great. The recipes are ones that we love, but for one reason or another the photos did not turn out great. 

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup Recipe

Most of the time it is because I am in a hurry when I take my photos. My recipes are the recipes that I make for our meals all the time.

This soup picture was taken at 6:30 on a busy weeknight. 6:30 in the winter means that it was dark outside and not the best lighting for photography.

It also means that by 6:30 my family is hungry and waiting for dinner.

As I am trying to get the best picture, they are patiently waiting for dinner, hoping that it doesn’t get cold by the time that I am done. 

Many of those photos end up in a folder on my computer waiting for me to take new photos. But I often don’t get around to retaking them.

Life happens and often when I go to retake the recipes it is again 6:30 at night and my family is ready for dinner…

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup

In 2020 I am going to change that. Great recipes with less than perfect photos will still get shared. Today is an example of that. 

We love this cheesy beef enchilada soup. Well, my dairy free daughter doesn’t eat it, but the rest of us love it. 

It is easy to make with basic ingredients. You can serve it as is or with tortilla chips on the side. It isn’t a pretty recipe and doesn’t have a pretty photo, but it is an easy and delicious dinner.

This recipe is based on my Copy Cat Chicken Enchilada Soup. If you love chicken soup be sure to give it a try. 

Yield: 12 servings

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Soup

Cheesy Enchilada Beef Soup is a quick and easy dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic,  minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2- 14.5 ounce cans beef broth 
  • 2 cups water
  • 1- 10 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1- 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large pan cook ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain off any fat.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, and chili powder to meat and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, water, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, evaporated milk, tomatoes, and salt. Cook on low, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Stir in cheese, stirring until melted.
  5. Serve with chips, extra cheese, sour cream, or other desired toppings.

Notes

This soup is gluten free as long are you read labels to be sure that your ingredients are gluten free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 320 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 802mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 22g

Menu Plan

Oven Tacos

If you have never made my oven tacos you need to make them! I shared this recipe about nine years ago and it is still a favorite. My family loves oven tacos and so do many of my readers. It has been one of the most popular recipes on my site since I shared it back in 2011. 

This week’s plan includes lots of quick and easy recipes including an easy two ingredient dessert. 

Here is this week’s menu plan 

Menu Plan February 16th - 22nd

Quick and easy meals for the week.

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Root Beer Cake

If you need an easy gluten free dessert that no one will know is gluten free you need to make the gluten free root beer cake on the menu plan this week.

I made it for my husband’s office last week and everyone loved it. It really is so good that no one will know it is gluten free. 

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family. 

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Quick and easy gluten free meals! All recipes are gluten free or have notes on how to make them gf, but as always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Main Dish Recipes

List of Gluten Free Dairy Free Main Dish Recipes

Do you need some gluten free dairy free main dish recipes? We put together a huge list of recipes just for you!  

Over the last few months I have received phones calls from my mom, sister, and several friends asking questions about cooking for family and friends that were gluten free and dairy free. My daughter was recently asked the same thing by a couple of friends. 

We have dealt with food allergies and issues for so long that cooking gluten and dairy free, and reading labels is a way of life for us, but that is not the case with everyone.

Cooking gluten free and dairy free can be challenging, especially those new to it. It can be even more challenging for those that have never done a lot of cooking. 

After conversations with family and friends, my daughter and I decided to put together a list of our favorite gluten free and dairy free main dish recipes. 

Our goal with this list, and with all the gluten free recipes that we share, is to share recipes that taste great. Not all gluten free and dairy free foods are worth eating. We have probably all had some really bad gluten free food. 

We love to create meals that are so good no one will think about the fact that they are eating something that is gluten free and dairy free.

The list of recipes we put together are all meals that we eat all the time. They are recipes that both the gluten free eaters and the non gluten free eaters in our family enjoy. 

There are so many meals that can be made gluten free and dairy free. Food in it’s natural form is usually the easiest. The more processed the food is the more likely it is to contain gluten. Even dairy is in many prepackaged foods. 

Hopefully this list will not only give you recipes to make, but also give you ideas of how recipes that you already make can be made gluten free and dairy free. 

Some of the recipes below are pictured with cheese, but we just leave out the cheese or serve it on the side, when my daughter, who is dairy free, is eating it.

If you are not familiar with gluten free and dairy free cooking, you must read labels to make sure the ingredients are gluten and dairy free. It is surprising how many items contain gluten and dairy. 

Regular soy sauce is not gluten free, but you can buy gluten free soy sauce. Canned broth is normally gluten free, but not always. Some brands of taco seasoning are gluten free, but not all.  Those are just a few examples. Always read labels to make sure the brand and items you are buying are gluten and dairy free. 

Now for some of our favorite gluten free dairy free recipes. 

Easy Beef and Rice Dinner

Easy Beef and Rice

Gluten Free Meatballs

Gluten Free Meatballs

gluten free freezer friendly meatloaf

Gluten Free Meatloaf

Egg Roll in a Bowl – use gluten free soy sauce

Ground Beef Taco Rice

Ground Beef Taco Rice – serve without the cheese

Egg Roll In a Bowl with Noodles

Egg Roll in a Bowl with Noodles – use gluten free soy sauce

Crock Pot Baked Beans and Sausage

Crock Pot Baked Beans and Sausage

Mexican Pork Chops

Mexican Pork Chops

Taco Bowls -made with gluten free taco seasoning and served without cheese and sour cream and use gf taco seasoning

Crock Pot Beef Fajitas

Crock Pot Beef Fajitas served on corn or gluten free tortillas

BBQ Chili

BBQ Chili

One Pot Green Chili Chicken Rice

One Pot Green Chili Rice with Chicken – serve without cheese

Easy Baked Beans

Baked Beans with Bacon

Roasted Vegetables and Sausage

Roasted Vegetables with Potatoes and Sausage

Southwest Ground Beef Stew

Sausage and Potatoes

Potatoes and Sausage

Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs – use gluten free soy sauce

crock pot chicken legs

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs-same idea can be made in the oven cooked at 425 for 45-50 minutes or until done. 

Creamy White Chili with Sausage

White Chili with Sausage

beef enchilada soup

Beef Enchilada Soup served without cheese and sour cream

Ground Beef Fajitas

Ground Beef Fajitas

Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

Ground Beef Fried Rice

Ground Beef Fried Rice – use gluten free soy sauce

Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad

Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad – use gluten free soy sauce

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage Onions and Peppers

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage and Peppers – breakfast for dinner

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry-use gluten free soy sauce

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Fajitas-served on corn or gluten free tortillas without cheese 

Slow Cooked Southwest Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Southwest Chicken Legs – same idea can be made in the oven cooked at 425 for 45-50 minutes or until done.

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooked BBQ Chicken served bunless or on gluten free buns – can be made with pork

Breakfast Bowls

Breakfast Bowls served without cheese- breakfast for dinner

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Slow Cooked Chili served without cheese

Eggs and Rice

Eggs, Rice, and Sausage serve with gluten free soy sauce- breakfast for dinner

Homemade Chili without Beans-served without cheese

Breakfast Chili

Breakfast Chili – served without cheese

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup Recipe

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup is a basic homemade tomato soup with ground beef and macaroni. It is quick and easy to make using basic pantry ingredients. 

My husband’s family has a recipe for tomato macaroni soup that they have been making for years. My husband grew up eating it. His parents and grandparents made it all them time. 

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup

My husband and I ate it during our early years of marriage because it was so inexpensive to eat. I always thought of the recipe as a depression era recipe because it was so basic. In fact, it was almost too basic. 

My husband would totally disagree with that. He loves it because it is so basic. I however have never loved the soup because it felt like it needed something more. It needed more flavor and something to make it more filling. 

So over the years I have come up with different versions of a basic tomato soup. I took the concept of my husband’s family recipe and have turned it into different versions that are more filling and more flavorful. 

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup

This soup is my favorite version. It is a fairly classic tomato soup with ground beef and macaroni added to it.

I love this soup during the fall and winter. It is quick and easy to make with ingredients that I almost always have on hand. 

Can Tomato Macaroni Soup be made gluten free? 

Yes it can. I make it gluten free using gluten free pasta. The version is the picture is made with gluten free pasta. 

What ingredients are in Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup? 

  • ground beef
  • onions
  • garlic
  • tomatoes
  • chicken or beef broth
  • macaroni
  • salt
  • pepper

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup Recipe

Yield: 10 servings

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup

Ground Beef Tomato Macaroni Soup

Homemade Ground Beef Tomato Soup is a quick and easy dinner using basic ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3- 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 - 14.5 ounce can beef or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked macaroni ( gluten free pasta works well too)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Puree tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan cook ground beef and onion until onion is tender and ground beef is done. Drain off any fat.
  3. Add garlic to meat mixture and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes and broth to meat mixture.
  5. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni.
  6. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

If you are gluten free use gluten free pasta and be sure that your broth is gluten free.

Menu Plan

It was cold here in Oklahoma this last week and we even got some snow on Wednesday. Winter weather has put me in the mood for soups and comfort foods.

So this week’s menu plan includes recipes like my favorite banana bread, my mom’s lemon bars, baked oatmeal, spaghetti pie, and other recipes perfect for this time of year.

Here is this week’s plan.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Muffins with gluten free option

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs and Peanut Butter Muffins

Martha Stewart's Banana Bread Recipe

Eggs and Martha Stewart Banana Bread  (This is my favorite gluten free dairy free banana bread)

 Eggs and Sausage and Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

Dinner

Crock Pot Bean with Bacon Soup

Mexican Tortilla Pie

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Asian Noodle Soup

spaghetti pie

Spaghetti Pie

Pork Fried Rice

Dessert

Mom's Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars– My moms recipe that I love. A simple and easy dessert that is so good.

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the ingredients that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure that the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

Gluten Free Overnight Belgian Waffles

Dinner

Crustless Fajita Quiche

Crustless Fajita Quiche

Homemade Taco Bowls

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Gluten Free Cheeseburger Pie

Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Instant Pot Potato Soup

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with gluten free option

Do you have some bananas on your counter that need to be used up? Make Banana Oatmeal Cookies! 

Cookies might be my favorite way to use up overripe bananas. Or at least one of my favorite ways to use up bananas.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Yes, my family loves banana bread, gluten free banana bread, banana baked oatmeal, and banana snack cake, but cookies are near the top of the favorites list when it comes to using up extra bananas. 

Bananas and chocolate are a great combination. Add in some oatmeal and you have a delicious banana oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips. 

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Can banana oatmeal cookies be made gluten free? 

Yes, these banana oatmeal cookies are easy to make gluten free by using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend and gluten free oats

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with gluten free option

 

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana oatmeal cookies are the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas on your counter. They are also easy to make gluten free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend for gf version
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ( For gluten free version use gluten free oats)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place butter and sugars into a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Mix in banana.
  5. Add flour and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in oats, chocolate chips.
  7. Using drop dough onto baking sheets using a cookie scoop or use a heaping tablespoon full. Space about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake cookies 11-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Notes

These can be made gluten free by using a gluten free flour blend like Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free blend and gluten free oats.

Menu Plan

5 Ingredient Burrito Casserole

It winter and that means my menu plans are filled with soups, comfort foods, and easy recipes. There is something about this time of year that makes me turn to more comfort food type of recipes like soups and casseroles.

A big bowl of soup, chili, or a tried and true casserole is a great way to end a cold winter’s day.  Do you feel that way too? 

Here is this week’s menu plan. 

Breakfast

Maple Cinnamon Granola

Homemade Maple Cinnamon Granola

Oven Pancakes

Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

Dinner

Crock Pot Tomato Soup from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Tomato Soup

5 Ingredient Burrito Casserole

Five Ingredient Burrito Casserole

Crustless Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooked Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Helper

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Helper

Breakfast for Dinner – Eggs and Rice

Dessert of the Week

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Vanilla Pudding -If you have never made it before you really need to try it. It is so easy to make and so much better than the boxed kind.

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the items that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure that the ingredients are safe for your family.

Breakfast

Fluffy-Gluten-Free-Waffles

Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake and Eggs

Eggs and Sausage

Dinner

Slow Cooked Homemade Chili without Beans_

Slow Cooked No Bean Chili

Chili Nachos

Chili Nachos using leftover chili

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry use gluten free soy sauce

Gluten Free Pancake Mix Recipe

Gluten Free Pancakes from Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Gluten Free Biscuits and Gravy

Burrito Bowl Soup

Burrito Bowl Soup

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

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