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Turkey Enchilada

Turkey Enchilada

Take your dinner south of the border. This easy switch recipe is a lean take on classic beef enchiladas—this time made with ground turkey. Topped with fresh homemade salsa and a zesty enchilada sauce, your family will love this lightened up enchilada recipe. 

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servings Makes 6 servings 6
preparation time PREP 1 hour
total time TOTAL More than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • ENCHILADA SAUCE
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8-ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ENCHILADAS
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup diced green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
  • ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 12 whole grain tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain yogurt

Directions

  1. To make enchilada sauce, in medium pan over medium heat, add oil. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute. Add broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, chipotle powder and garlic; stirring to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer sauce 10 minutes or until thickened.
  2. To make enchiladas, heat oven to 350°F.
  3. In skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. When oil is hot, add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes until the onion and garlic begin to soften. Add turkey and cumin. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer turkey mixture to bowl and mix in ricotta cheese. Carefully wipe the skillet with paper towels and return to the heat.
  4. Lay 1 tortilla in hot pan. Cook 10 seconds or until it puffs up. Using spatula, lift up tortilla and slide another one underneath. As the tortillas brown, continue adding raw tortillas underneath cooked ones. This helps keep all of the tortillas warm.
  5. Spoon ½ cup enchilada sauce into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Working one at a time, dip the toasted tortillas in the remaining enchilada sauce to coat. Fill each tortilla with 2 tablespoons turkey filling and roll it up. Put the filled tortilla in baking pan, seam-side down. Continue until all tortillas are filled and rolled. Add the remaining enchilada sauce to top of tortillas making sure all are covered with sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese melts. In bowl, combine tomatoes, lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Serve enchiladas with salsa and yogurt.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories320

Protein24g

Carbohydrates40g

Fiber7g

Sugars4g

Fat10g

Cholesterol40mg

Sodium420mg

Saturated Fat4g

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