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best turkey enchiladas recipe

Recipe by
Jane Kaylie
Los Angeles, CA

Best Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

yield 3 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For best turkey enchiladas recipe

  • 3 c
    shredded cooked turkey
  • 3 c
    (12-oz) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1-4 oz
    cans chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 c
    minced fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12-6 inch soft corn tortillas
  • 2 1/2 c
    (20 oz) canned enchilada sauce or enchilada sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2-8 oz
    cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c

How To Make best turkey enchiladas recipe

  • 1
    Sauce : Heat the oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in the chili powder, garlic, cumin and sugar. Cook 15 seconds. Stir in the tomato sauce and water.
  • 3
    Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt & pepper; reserve.
  • 4
    Enchiladas : Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Heat oven to 400 F.
  • 5
    Combine the turkey, 2-cups, cheddar, ½-cup of sauce, chilies and cilantro. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Stack the tortillas on a microwave safe plate.
  • 6
    Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high until warm, about 40-60 seconds. Lightly coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with vegetable spray.
  • 7
    Spread the warm tortillas out on a clean counter top. Place ⅓-cup of the turkey mixture evenly down the center of each tortilla. Tightly roll the tortilla and then lay seam side down in the baking dish.
  • 8
    A second layer will be necessary. Lightly spray the enchiladas with vegetable spray.
  • 9
    Pour 1-cup of the remaining sauce over the enchiladas to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese down the center of the enchiladas.
  • 10
    Cover the dish with foil and bake 20-25 minutes, until heated through. Remove foil and continue to bake until cheddar cheese browns, about 5 minutes.
  • 11
    Serve with remaining sauce.