There are few things I love more than Taco Tuesday… or in this case, Enchilada Friday! Any night that calls for Mexican is a favorite in the Kinder household. Minimal dirty dishes? Fresh ingredients with spicy sauces? Don’t have to ask Hubs and I twice.
The idea for these skinny turkey enchiladas sparked after reading a post on The Pioneer Woman’s blog (love her!). She made enchiladas look so easy that I just had to try them. By opting for ground turkey in lieu of ground beef and using low-fat refried beans and less cheese, these enchiladas are a healthier version that you can feel good eating.
I hope you love these as much as we did! For leftovers, we saved the ground turkey, refried beans and toppings in separate containers and just warmed up the tortillas for easy rolling. Another pop in the microwave to get steaming hot, and we had enchiladas ready to eat within 5 minutes. If that’s not the best leftover lunch/dinner, I don’t know what is!
- 1 cup yellow or sweet onion, chopped
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 4.25 ounces diced green chilies
- 15.5 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
- 10 ounces medium enchilada sauce
- Sprinkle of: salt and pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano
- 16 ounces fat-free refried beans
- 3/4 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, plus extra for sprinkling
- 8 burrito style tortillas
- In a large pan over medium heat, add the turkey and cook while breaking it up into pieces until no longer pink.
- To that same pan, add the diced green peppers, black beans and onion. Sprinkle with the spices to your likeness. Saute for 5-8 minutes. Add 3/4 of the enchilada sauce.
- While the meat mixture is cooking, heat the refried beans in a pot. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
- Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds to get soft.
- To make the enchiladas, spread the refried bean mixture in a 3" line. Top with the ground turkey and bean mixture. Fold on the sides, then roll until the seam side is facing down. Top with leftover enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds until piping hot. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings - avocado, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, etc.