Sunday, May 2, 2010

Recipe: Mom's Turkey Enchiladas


This is one of my favorite of my mother's recipes. I actually packed two cans of green enchilada sauce in my suitcase so I could make this in Berlin! It's not too hard to make and always gets rave reviews.

What you need:
*1 lb. ground turkey
*1 lg. onion, chopped
*2 T. vegetable oil
*1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo, seeded and chopped
*1 small can chopped green chilis
*12 oz. pepperjack cheese, grated (I used shredded gouda since I haven't seen pepperjack here in Germany)
*2 14 oz. cans green enchilada sauce
12 flour tortillas

What you do:
In a large, deep saucepan, saute onion until translucent. Add turkey and saute, crumbling with a spoon, until turkey is cooked. Add chipotle peppers and chopped green chilis; stir to combine. Add 2/3 of the cheese and 1 1/2c. enchilada sauce and stir to combine.
Fill each tortilla with about 1/4c. of the mixture from the pan and roll them up. Place into a greased oven-safe pan or baking dish, seam side down. Do not be afraid to pack them into the pan, but a second one may be required.
Cover enchiladas with remaining sauce and cheese and bake at 350F (175C) for 20-30min, when the cheese has melted and the dish is bubbly. Remove from the oven and let cool 5min before serving.

We always serve them with black beans (conveniently these come in chili sauce at Kaufland), spanish rice (rice with chopped tomatoes and spices) and a side salad. Enjoy!

Side note: if you recall the vegan molasses-blueberry cake from supper club, I recently tried making the same recipe in muffin form...they turned out great! Try em out sometime if you want a healthier blueberry muffin.

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