Turkey Enchiladas

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Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey enchiladas are a lot of work, but they are also one of the most delicious ways to enjoy leftover turkey.

Turkey Enchiladas
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Gluten-Free
Cuisine: Mexican
Yield: 12 enchiladas
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Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray
Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce, no salt added
  • ½ cup water
Enchiladas:
  • 2 cups (10 oz total) finely shredded cooked turkey, white or dark
  • 1 cup canned fat free refried beans
  • 1½ cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chili peppers, drained
  • ½ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with olive oil spray.
  2. Prepare the sauce: Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and ½ teaspoon salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic, black pepper, chili powder, cumin and honey, and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer for a smoother sauce.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the shredded turkey, refried beans, ½ cup of the sauce, chili peppers, cilantro and 1 cup shredded cheese.
  6. Stack the tortillas on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high about 2 minutes, to make them more pliable and less likely to break.
  7. Divide the filling evenly among the tortillas, about ¼ cup per enchilada, and spread evenly down the center of each tortilla. Tightly roll the tortillas around the filling. Place seam-side down in the prepared baking dish.
  8. Pour the remaining 1 cup sauce over the enchiladas to coat. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the enchiladas for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until cheese is completely melted, about 5 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Notes
Adapted from the The Best 30-minute Recipe cookbook.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 enchilada; Calories: 239; Total Fat: 10g; Carbohydrates: 23g; Sugars: 5g; Sodium: 395mg; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 16g

 


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