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Fast & Easy Dinner: Layered Turkey Enchiladas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Layered Turkey Enchiladas

Can't wait for Thanksgiving? This Tex-Mex-style meal is for you! It uses classic Thanksgiving ingredients to create a lasagna-like dish. Turkey is tossed with stir-fried vegetables, enchilada sauce, and cranberry sauce. The mixture is layered with cheese between corn tortillas before being baked until crisp and gooey. This dish is also a great way to transform leftovers. Feel free to substitute chicken for the turkey, if that's what you have on hand. To look at the recipe,

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Layered Turkey Enchiladas

Layered Turkey Enchiladas

Layered Turkey Enchiladas

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb. turkey breast tenderloin, cut in bite-size strips
  2. 1 16-oz. pkg. frozen sweet peppers and onions stir-fry vegetables
  3. 1 10-oz. can enchilada sauce
  4. 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  5. 9 6-inch corn tortillas, halved
  6. 1 8 oz. pkg. Mexican blend shredded cheese (2 cups)
  7. Lime wedges (optional)
  8. Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. Position oven rack toward top of oven. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In extra-large skillet cook turkey in 1 tablespoon hot cooking oil over medium heat 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Add frozen vegetables, enchilada sauce, and cranberry sauces. Bring to boiling. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  3. In 2-quart baking dish layer one-third of the tortillas, then one-third of the cheese.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to layer half the turkey-vegetable mixture. Layer one-third tortillas, one-third cheese, remaining turkey-vegetables (with slotted spoon), and remaining tortillas. Spoon on remaining sauce from skillet; sprinkle remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut in squares. Serve with lime and cilantro.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
mtiger mtiger 8 years
Yeah, I think I'd also leave off the cranberry and add sour cream.
verily verily 8 years
I've had turkey casserole with cranberry sauce in it before and it was good, but I'm a little uncertain about combining that further into cheese enchiladas. I usually shred the leftover turkey and make rolled enchiladas w/ a spinach cream sauce on top.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I had a variation of this growing up. No cranberry. Sliced black olives, green onions and cilantro. Fast and easy.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's so funny - ask me a few years ago and i wouldn't have gone near an enchilada - meant or no meat, but now i'm much more open to mexican style food so it's a great thing. being a vegetarian, i'd have to pass on the thanksgiving essence of this, but i still love the concept and might have to print and bring this recipe with me to my fiance's family's house this year since they love their tex mex and i think that it could serve as a great leftover application to the turkey dinner.
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