Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not Your Ordinary Enchiladas

Why? Well, look at the first ingredient. Deli turkey!!!
I did not expect for these to be the BEST enchiladas I've ever had. These were perfect & healthier than the original!!!!!

I always read how so many of you love Mexican food. So, you'd be doing yourself a great culinary disservice if you didn't try these. They take 35 minutes, start to finish! I had these leftover for lunch the next day and they were just as awesome, re-heated in oven for 15-20 minutes.



3/4 lb turkey breast, sliced (from the deli), then chopped by you (I ordered Boars Head Ovengold roasted turkey)
1 (8 3/4 oz) can Fiesta corn
1 8 oz container reduced-fat sour cream plus more for serving
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat (2%) Mexican cheese blend
2 tblsp chopped fresh cilantro
10 (6-inch) corn tortillas or 7 flour tortillas
1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
1 cup mild salsa (I used Paul Newman)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 13" by 9" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine turkey, corn, sour cream, half of cheese & half of cilantro. Stack 5 tortillas on damp paper towel on microwave-safe dish; top with another damp paper towel. Microwave on High 30 seconds to soften.

Place about 1/3 cup turkey mixture on each tortilla & roll up tightly. Arrange in prepared baking dish, seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas & filling. I used flour tortillas which were bigger so I used more than 1/3 cup, maybe 50% more.

In bowl, stir enchilada sauce with salsa; pour over tortillas to cover. Top with remaining cheese & bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese melts & enchiladas are heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with sour cream.

My Thoughts:

Next time I will make both corn & flour. Since they were slightly bigger I was able to get 7 out of this recipe. I would not change a thing about this recipe, especially the turkey!!!!! Just order 3/4 lb sliced deli turkey & you chop it up at home! This is easier than having to shred a rotisserie chicken or cook ground meat & healthier & better than canned anything!

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44 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

So, like, chop a big slice of lunchmeat?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Really - Turkey from the deli???
I will try this - b/c I have loved every recipe I have tried from your blog! But, I'm a bit curious???

Carrie said...

So, you just ask the deli to cut you a 12 ounce slab of turkey or is it sliced there already.

I loves me some enchiladas!!

Coco said...

I am making these this weekend for sure! Kind of healthy but look delish.

Coco said...

I am making these this weekend for sure! Kind of healthy but look delish.

Coco said...

I am making these this weekend for sure! Kind of healthy but look delish.

Tabitha Blue said...

Thanks for the welcome! These enchiladas sound good, and we are Mexican food lovers too. I will put this on the menu for this week! Thanks. I love recipes that are good... and easy!! :)

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

I posted about enchiladas today too. Thanks for sharing your version. They look really good.

Kameron said...

Wow, we are on the same wavelength. I am making enchiladas tonight for dinner. We aren't big fans of the red sauce so I came up with a green chili sauce for them. Mmm, I want to eat them now!! I will definitely try your recipe next time!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

My two favorite adjetives for a recipe: delicious and easy!

Jennifer said...

NOW I CAN MAKE THESE!!!! YUM, I love enchillads.

Fishwife said...

Happy TMTT! These look good! I love enchiladas, so healthy and good is a way for me to eat them more often! Mexican night...nachos with my chili and your enchiladas!

Jamey said...

They look yummy! Happy TMTT!

Erin said...

Ok Girl, these are going in my oven on Saturday FOR SURE! We love mexican food!! YUMMY! Thanks for the fab recipe! Thank you also for your sweet comment on {Hope!}...God is good and we'll be alright :) Can't wait for some enchiladas this weekend!
~ Erin

C said...

That sounds awesome. I love to try 'new' ways to make my Mexy dishes. Totally gonna try this one, thanks!

gingela5 said...

Turkey from the deli...never thought of that! They look delicious! And I do love me some mexican food!

Mrs. Buck said...

I would have never thought turkey from the deli would get such rave reviews in a dish like this, but it looks good so I'm going to give it a try!

~Marie~ said...

Looks delish! I have placed this on my list of things to try.

Michelle said...

Those look so yummy. I could eat mexican food every night of the week. As it is we probably eat burritos at least twice a week.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those tunred out so good. That would be a great idea to do both corn and flour. I will be making this dish. Thanks.

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh sounds super yummy. I think I'll try it sometime soon! I prefer flour so I'd use that. Thanks!

Kacey R. said...

SOOOOO going to make this to impress the hubby! YUM! We LOVE Mexican food too - we could eat it breakfast, lunch & dinner!

Lump said...

What kind of Turkey did you use??

and I have no doubt that it will take me so much longer than 35 minutes. ha!

KDLOST said...

turkey! lunchmeat? or roasted turkey?

i love love love mexican. it's my fave. do you think roasted chicken would substitute well? we're more chicken than turkey folks... ?? anyhow it looks DELICIOUS!

KDLOST said...

p.s. have i told you lately that i love you and your sassy recipes?? :) lol

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh my goodness, I just left Lynn's site thinking those enchiladas looked awesome. THEN, I clicked over here to your site.. WOW, more great enchilada goodness. You recipe looks great. So glad you keep participating in TMTT. Keep coming back. We are going to have a great giveaway in December!

Texas Mom said...

I was wondering how to keep my corn tortillas from breaking! I'm glad I saw this recipe. Now I know to nuke them first. Your enchilada's looked picture perfect. Having your reviews are helpful too.

YUM!

Erin said...

Ok, you've bailed me out for tomorrow night's dinner idea! I will let you know how it goes! Ok, so I guess I'm off to the deli to get some turkey!

Casey's trio said...

Turkey lunchmeat really? I will have to try them just because you say they are so good.

Sherry said...

WOW, these look amazing!! I love enchiladas!! Great one for using up leftover turkey!

lana said...

Those look amazing... I think I can smell them thru the screen!

Jen said...

that sound really good, I have a few enchilada recipes that I like but I will have to add this one.
Your food always looks so pretty and yummy. I would so love to come to your house and have you cook for me. I know that I would love it and eat myself silly.

Kristina P. said...

I've actually been looking for a really good, easy enchilada recipe, and these win!

And I only like mine made with flour tortillas.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Muy caliente!

Mrs. Buck said...

I already commented on how good I thought this recipe looked...and we just made it for dinner tonight and it was amazing! and so filling! Thanks again for posting this recipe, its going on our frequent faves list!

Lisa Ann said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness! This is what I can make for supper tonight! It looks SO easy!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I have never tried using deli meat, but it is a good reminder to try something new. Good idea for when I buy too much and want to use it before it goes bad. Thanks!

Rhea said...

Sliced deli turkey, really? How awesome! It looks yummy. I'd love make this. I do love mexican food.

Ace C said...

I almost ate your blog.

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

I love the pantry makeover and the recipe looks great. I will give you one of my tips. I keep the nuts i'm currently eating or utilizing in cooking in the fridge. The ones I don't use that often I keep in the freezer so they don't go rancid- they are too expensive!

Marcie said...

I just did enchiladas too...how funny...Just haven't had time to post. Time...how I miss it! :)
TTYL

Tiffany said...

Those do sound good! I really like the idea of corn tortillas. I'll be trying these!