Saucy Turkey Enchiladas
December 05, 2020
"I nicked this sauce idea from Epicurious, the rest is more me. Usually, I use the canned enchilada sauce thinned with tomato sauce, and bake until the sauce is in the tortillas. In this method, the sauce is floating around the plate and is more restaurant-style. Using a fork to fold the enchiladas keeps your fingers clean. Skip the turkey and the filling is a good vegetarian choice, I'd just double-up on the beans. (I just saved a cup of the filling before adding the turkey for our vegetarian daughter.)"
- Serving Size: 1 (698.7 g)
- Calories 880.2
- Total Fat - 48.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 21.4 g
- Cholesterol - 123.6 mg
- Sodium - 2272.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 69.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 13.2 g
- Sugars - 21.1 g
- Protein - 43.6 g
- Calcium - 698.1 mg
- Iron - 5.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 41.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Preheat oven to 350.
Soften the onion in oil in a large saucepan
Add canned tomatoes, enchilada sauce, cilantro
Simmer the sauce while prepping the filling
Saute the poblano in oil at medium temp., add the pinto beans
Season as desired using Adobo, fajita seasoning, or cumin
Add a ladle of your simmering sauce, about 1/2 cup.
Turn off the heat on the sauce. Immersion blend if you want to break up the onion and tomato. Mix in more cilantro.
Microwave your turkey to get it hot (unless you have a really large skillet)
Add the pepper/bean to the turkey, mix in the sour cream, keep warm
Microwave tortillas for one minute to get them pliable. (Avoid 'soft' tortillas for this recipe.)
Assemble by laying a tortilla on a plate, spread 1/4 cup or more of sauce on top, to the edges. Put filling across the center, layer with cheese. Use a fork to fold it in half, then roll it so it is sitting on top of the flaps of the tortilla. Pour more sauce over, getting to the edges. Top with cheese. Build a second one next to it, then put it in the oven. Make three more plates.
Once the cheese is melted, take out of the oven and let sit so the plate cools a bit before serving. Top with whatever you like, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, black olives, jalapenos. And put more sauce on if you like too, you'll have a cup or more left over.
Tips & Variations
- You shouldn't worry about putting your plates in the oven at 350 for just a little while.