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Oct 30

Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip

Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip

I’m calling this a dip, because that’s technically what it is, but that’s not how I ate 90% of the leftovers. Most of you will probably make this Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip for a party or a game day get together and likely won’t have any leftovers (because it’s delicious), but I just made it by my lonesome, so I had quite a bit. Luckily I liked this so much that I ate it for every meal straight until it was gone. At first I ate it dip-style as a snack, scooping it up with some baked Tostitos like a normal person. Then I couldn’t stop thinking about it…it was that good. When mealtime came around I decided to just put a double serving (or sometimes triple if I had the points…) in a bowl, sprinkle a few baked Tostitos on top for a little crunch and eat it with a spoon. I totally recommend it if you do end up with some leftovers. Don’t worry about the fact that it’s technically a dip – be a rebel!

This Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip is a beefy, cheesy, zesty dip that is sure to be a huge crowd pleaser and a welcome addition to any appetizer spread or football party. It’s super easy to make and definitely doesn’t taste light. Just whip it up and watch it disappear!

Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip


Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip

Yield: 12 (1/3 cup) servings


  • 1 ½ lbs raw 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups canned enchilada sauce
  • 6 oz 50% reduced fat Pepper Jack cheese (I used Cabot), shredded


  1. Heat the beef in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a slotted spoon or spatula as it browns. When the beef is cooked, add the diced onion and garlic and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened.
  2. Add the enchilada sauce and stir to coat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated through.

MyWW SmartPoints per (1/3 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
129 calories, 3 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 16 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

slightly adapted from Add a Pinch

14 comments on “Beefy Enchilada Skillet Dip”

  1. Tailgaters and tablegaters are going to love this! All the yumminess of enchiladas, but much easier. This one is going on my Dip for Dinner rotation.

  2. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious and I love that it’s WW friendly.

  3. And to think I was thinking I was running out of new things to make for game day… Looks delicious!

  4. Worked a treat. Great for a quick dinner when you’re not too sure what else to cook! And even healthier because I had to walk to the shop to buy enchilada sauce!

  5. Many thanks! This post seems to have done the trick!

  6. Thanks for posting this one it sounds so good and love that it is weightwatchers approved 🙂

  7. Made this over the weekend! Super easy, simple and delicious!

  8. On the days I eat this with a spoon, I’ll simply call it “enchilada chili!” Yum yum!

  9. Made this last night and it was delicious. We had it for supper by spreading 1/3 cup on a toasted low carb tortilla, then topping with lettuce and tomato. Two of them were only 9 points!

  10. Made this today with ground venison, it is *fantastic*! Also, wanted to let you know that I’ve been cooking your recipes almost exclusively since my fiancé & I started our weight loss journey…If it weren’t for you, I don’t think we’d have done as well as we have. (He’s lost 40 pounds!) Thank you so much for all you do!

  11. Think I am going to make this tomorrow night for the start of Avs playoff hockey!!!

  12. How much is a serving? 1 c?

    • Hi Amber, the number of servings and serving size are listed directly under he recipe title in the recipe section of each post. As this is a dip, each serving is 1/3 cup, though you can of course adjust to suit. Hope that helps!

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