Turkey Enchiladas

7
Cathy Milne

By
@BaggLady

These came about when I wanted to do something a little different with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. Now my family requests I roast a turkey several times a year just so they can eat these enchilladas.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6 people; 2 each
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
(12) white or yellow corn tortillas, uncooked
1/2 c
canola oil ,approx
3 c
turkey, off of the carcass
2 can(s)
green enchilada sauce
1 to 2 lb
mushrooms sliced
1 c
black olives (sliced or chopped)
1 medium
onion (chopped)
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
2 c
pepper jack cheese, shredded

How to Make Turkey Enchiladas

Step-by-Step

  • 1Get ready to load the tortillas by placing each filling into separate bowls. Next, place these bowls side by side; making an "assembly-line". (I put enchilada sauce (in a pie plate), tortillas, turkey, cheese, onions. peppers etc and an open can of sauce for pouring over the rolled enchiladas.
  • 2Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • 3Prepare pans 1 for baking & 1 for precooking tortillas.
    1-line one rectangle pan with aluminum foil (heavy duty is best)
    2- heat cooking oil in small frying pan.
    Prepare a plate for draining tortillas such as cheese cloth, paper towels etc. Have enough to put between layers of tortillas. Place this next to the frying pan and assembly line.
  • 4Pour small amount of cooking oil into frying pan, heat until it sizzles.
  • 5When oil is hot place one tortilla in the oil. Only let the oil heat the tortilla for a few seconds (if over cooked they will be stiff; not roll-able). Using an edge turner (spatula) to press the tortilla under the oil; quickly remove the tortilla from the oil and place on the covered plate to drain. I usually place four tortillas on the plate (spread out around the perimeter).
  • 6When done with tortillas move to the assembly line. Pour some enchilada sauce in a pie plate for dipping the tortillas. Make sure the tortillas are completely covered with sauce.
  • 7Place tortillas into the baking pan. Holding one side, let the other rest on a the edge of the pan (against other enchiladas beginning with the second). Fill the tortilla with meat, cheese, etc. fold the edges one over the other to create a roll.
  • 8When the pan is full with enchiladas placed tightly together then pour sauce over the whole pan. Add cheese onto the top.
  • 9Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put into the preheated oven. Two to three minutes before they the enchiladas are finished cooking remove the foil & place on top shelf to broil the cheese until golden brown.
  • 10Take out of the oven, palce on cooling racks and let sit at room tempurature for ten minutes before serving.

    Enjoy!

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About Turkey Enchiladas

Course/Dish: Turkey, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy