Thursday, March 28, 2013

Terrific Turkey Enchiladas

Well, I inadvertently took more than a week off of blogging.  Between parent teacher conferences, a visit from my family from Idaho, and closing on our house, this past week was crazy busy!  It flew by without me even realizing it!  In fact this whole month has!  Just minutes ago, a flier fell out of my cupboard for an event that I planned to attend...on March 9th.  I thought for a second about what day it was and could not wrap my mind around the fact that it had taken place almost 3 weeks ago!  Time is flying by too fast for me right now!  

Anyhow, I am back with a delicious recipe for some hearty Mexican food.  I love Mexican food!  I mean, you cannot go wrong with melted cheese, and I do not know about you, but I don't believe I have ever eaten Mexican anything that wasn't smothered in cheese!  I'm not big on spice, in fact, often times I can't even hack mild salsa, so you can rest assure that anything I post will not pack a huge punch...just in case you can't handle the spice like me.  These enchiladas have a white sauce, which I much prefer over the red stuff, but I had only ever had when stuffed with chicken (which I also love!!).  These enchiladas break the mold in that they are made with ground turkey.  I really enjoyed this dinner!  It seems like there are a ton of ingredients but they really do come together fairly easily, so don't fret!

Terrific Turkey Enchiladas

1-1/4 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 can (4 ounce) chopped green chilies
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (I have to leave these out due to my husband's pure hatred...I am jealous of anyone that can add these in)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


3/4 pound ground turkey
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil (Optional.  I left out because I feel there is enough grease coming off the turkey.)
3/4 cup salsa
1 Tablespoon cornmeal
2 teaspoon chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 flour tortillas (8 inch)
1-1/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives (Optional...I left these out due to my pure hatred)

Place the first six ingredients into a food processor; cover and pulse until blended.

In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink.  Remove from the heat, stir in the salsa, cornmeal and seasonings.  Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla; top with 2 Tablespoons of cheese.  Roll up and place seam side down in a greased baking 9x13 inch baking dish.  Spoon corn mixture over the top.  Sprinkle with olives (if using) and remaining cheese.  

Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home

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  1. We make these--got it from Taste of Home as well. I love them. Mmmm. Now I'm going to have to add it to the menu soon!

  2. Life seems to get in the way more than we would like doesn't it? These enchiladas look great! I am always happy when I find recipes that substitute beef for turkey!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link Party! I am sharing this on my facebook and will be pinning it! See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  3. Thank you for sharing this great recipe with our Foodie Friends Friday linky party! It looks amazing and we love using turkey! We are sharing it on our Facebook Page and would love for you to stop by this afternoon. Please come back and VOTE on Sunday!

  4. Red Chile Enchiladas are my favorite! Here is a link to my favorite recipe for them: of course, if you arent using real New Mexico Chili, you may as well just forget it!

  5. Wow these look great! I'm looking forward to making these and I know my family will love them as well. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Your Home Based Mom :)

  6. YUM! I love turkey recipes... Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! Come back again tomorrow to share! xoxo~ Ruthie


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