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Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas

Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas
  • Meal


  • Cusine

    Mexican and Tex Mex, TexMex


7 Tbsp chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon crushed oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup flour

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cups of turkey or chicken stock

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 to 2 jalapeño chili peppers , seeded, minced

3 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained, or homemade

8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 to 2 teaspoons salt or more to taste

8-16 flour tortillas, depending on size and thickness

Chopped red onion

Chopped avocado

Chopped fresh cilantro

Sour cream or crema fresca

Ice berg lettuce, sliced thin and sprinkled with salt and vinegar


Make enchilada sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, cinnamon, ground cloves, sugar, salt, and flour. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a cast iron pan (or other thick-bottomed sauté pan). Add the spices and cook for a minute or two, until fragrant. Slowly whisk in the stock, until smooth. Let come to a simmer, cook for a minute, then remove from heat, cover and set aside. Prepare the filling: Heat olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and jalapeños and cook until the onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook a minute more. Remove from heat. Place onion mixture in a medium mixing bowl. Mix in the cooked turkey meat, the beans, 1 cup of the grated cheese, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 2 Tbsp lime juice, and 1/2 a cup of the enchilada sauce. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt, or more to taste. Set aside. Assemble the enchiladas: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the pan with the enchilada sauce on medium heat. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce over the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish (pyrex works well). Working one at a time, dip the flour tortillas in the sauce to coat them on both sides. If the sauce is too thick, thin it with a little water. Place the tortilla in the casserole dish and place anywhere from 1/4 of a cup to 1/2 cup of the filling in the middle of the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla around the filling and place it in the casserole dish. Continue to roll up the rest of your tortillas until they fill the casserole dish. Cover the enchiladas with the remaining sauce, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake: Place in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until the enchiladas are heated through and the cheese has melted. Sprinkle with lime juice, serve with garnishes: Sprinkle with a little more lime juice before serving. Serve with chopped red onion, chopped avocado, fresh cilantro, sour cream or crema fresca, and thinly sliced iceberg lettuce that has been dressed with vinegar and salt (no oil).