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  • Writer's pictureSarah LaNore

If you like Mexican food, you need to try these easy enchiladas!

I had thawed out ground turkey meat last Tuesday for 'taco Tuesday' at my house, but hubby was in a weird mood and didn't want tacos. Blah... whatever, so he made a delicious salmon recipe (I'll have to post that recipe next!) instead. Come Thursday, I needed to use the thawed turkey meat, so I googled recipes and stumbled upon this one that I've made my own and now call: Cheesy Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas! I even surprised myself with how delicious (and how EASY) it was! Everyone, kiddos included, cleaned their plates!



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ large yellow onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed well and drained

  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth

  • 1 whole lime, juiced

  • 12 (6-inch) low carb flour tortillas

  • ½ cup low fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

  • 1 ½ cups red enchilada sauce, divided ( I used Taco Bell Taco sauce)

  • avocado wedges, for serving


Preheat oven to 400F.

Grease a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add onions and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds.

Add the ground turkey; season with cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.

Continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until browned, stirring frequently.

Stir in tomato paste until well incorporated.

Stir in beans, chicken broth, and lime juice, and bring to a boil; cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat.

Place 1 tortilla on your working surface and spoon about 3 tablespoons of the turkey mixture onto one end of the tortilla.

Roll up the tortilla and set aside.

Repeat with remaining tortillas and ground turkey mixture.

Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on the bottom of previously prepared baking sheet.

Arrange rolled up tortillas seam side down over the enchilada sauce.

Pour remaining sauce over enchiladas and top with cheeses.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.

Serve with avocado wedges on top!


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