Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas

Black Bean Turkey EnchiladaLooking to spice up your family dinner plans? Black bean and turkey enchiladas are a family favorite. Featuring plenty of protein and grand flavors, these enchiladas will leave people asking for seconds and third servings! Traditionally a Mexican cuisine, enchiladas can be made with a variety of fillings. From beef, to chicken, pork, and turkey, you can find the right enchiladas to suit your tastes. Turkey enchiladas are a favorite, as they are low in fat content and a healthier alternative to beef or pork. Unlike a burrito, enchiladas are cooked in a baking pan so that all the flavors merge together in the oven. This allows the cheeses to melt and be a warm gooey texture, and the flavor is one-of-a kind.

What You Will Need to make Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of ground coriander
½ teaspoon of chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 can of tomato sauce
3/4 tablespoon of salt
1 small onion, chopped
16 ounces of ground turkey
8 corn tortillas
1 can whole kernel corn
½ cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
4 plum tomatoes diced
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

How to Make Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a frying pan, over medium/high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  3. Add flour, ground coriander, chili powder, and ground cumin
  4. Stir in tomato sauce
  5. Add one cup of water
  6. Add ¾ tablespoon of salt
  7. Let this sauce simmer for roughly 12 minutes.
  8. In another large frying pan, add remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, over medium/high heat.
  9. In this large pan, add the onion and turkey.
  10. Cook and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Use a brush to spread oil on tortillas.
  12. Place tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds
  13. Add the corn to the browned ground turkey
  14. Add in the beans
  15. Add in the tomatoes
  16. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  17. Put a layer, approximately half a cup, of sauce on the bottom of a baking pan.
  18. Add a spoonful of sauce, ½ cup of ground turkey, and one tablespoon of cheese.
  19. Roll up the tortilla around the filling
  20. Place in the baking dish
  21. Fill the rest of the tortillas
  22. Spread the remaining sauce and cheese over the tortillas in the baking dish.
  23. Bake for roughly 15 minutes.

For those looking to spice up your enchilada recipe, serve with sour cream! You can also use plain greek yogurt as an alternative to sour cream. There are a variety of difference sauces you can try with your enchiladas. Mole sauce, rojo sauce, verde sauce, are just to name a few. For any occasion, try these amazing turkey and black bean enchiladas. They will provide you with a healthy alternative, as well as a spicy and flavorful option, for your meal plan.



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