ingredients
  • cooked turkey or chicken 3 cups (shredded)
  • Sour cream 2 cups
  • cheddar or Mexican cheese 2 1/2 cups shredded
  • Salt 1 teaspoon • 1 kcal
  • Tortillas 6 large (corn or flour)
  • corn oil 1/3 cup
  • green chili peppers 1 jar mild, chopped
  • clove garlic 1, chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Tomatoes 1 1/2 pounds stewed, or 2 large cans of cooked, chopped tomatoes
  • Onion 2 cups (chopped)
  • Salt 1 teaspoon • 1 kcal
  • Oregano 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water 1/2 cup
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

These tasty turkey enchiladas are made with cooked turkey, sour cream, cheese, chili peppers and tortillas. They are baked in the oven with a spicy tomato-based sauce, and make a great midweek dinner.

They are budget-friendly, and a great way to use up any leftover cooked turkey or chicken you have in your fridge. Serve with rice and refried beans for a real Mexican feast!

INSTRUCTIONS

Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 F/160C fan/Gas mark 4.

Lightly grease a large, deep baking pan.

Combine the shredded turkey with the sour cream, 2 cups of the shredded cheese, and salt. Stir to blend thoroughly.

Heat the oil and dip tortillas in the pan until soft and drain on paper towels. Or, follow package directions for heating the tortillas.

Stuff the warm tortillas with turkey mixture and roll up. Arrange the filled rolls seam side down, side-by-side in the prepared baking pan.

Prepare the sauce. In a skillet, sauté the chili peppers with garlic in the olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the stewed tomatoes, onions, salt, oregano, and water.

Simmer uncovered until the sauce is reduced and thickened, or about 1/2 hour.

Pour the chili sauce over enchiladas and bake them for about 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and return them to the oven for a few minutes, or just until the cheese has melted.

Let them stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

Notes:

Add a few tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro to the filling for extra flavor

Add 1 cup of cooked or canned black beans or pinto beans to the turkey filling or replace some of the turkey with the beans. It's a great way to make this dish even more economical.