Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey Enchiladas!

So, after a lot of Thanksgiving leftover dinners and turkey sandwhiches, we used up the remaining dark meat (which we don't really enjoy) and made Turkey Enchiladas.  This is one of our favorite recipes, I always get positive feedback when I make it (normally with chicken).  It's from my trustee Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, a staple for every kitchen!

  • 1/4  cup  slivered almonds
  • 1/4  cup  chopped onion
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine
  • 1  4-ounce can  diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 1  3-ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2  cups  chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 12  7-inch  flour tortillas or 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1  10.75-ounce can  reduced-fat condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1  8-ounce carton  light dairy sour cream
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 3/4  cup  shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
  • 2  tablespoons  slivered almonds


1. In a medium skillet cook the 1/4 cup almonds and the onion in hot butter over medium heat until onion is tender and nuts are lightly toasted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the canned green chile peppers; reserve remaining peppers for sauce.
2. In a medium bowl stir together cream cheese, the 1 tablespoon milk, and the cumin; add nut mixture and chicken. Stir until combined. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto each tortilla near an edge; roll up. Place filled tortillas, seam side down, in a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Set aside.
3. For sauce, in a medium bowl combine the reserved chile peppers, the soup, sour cream, and the 1 cup milk. Pour evenly over the tortillas in the baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven about 35 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil. Sprinkle enchiladas with cheese and the 2 tablespoons almonds. Return to oven; bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.

AND I forgot to tell you guys, because I was so busy with sick kids and company at the time, but I won a giveaway over at Wanna Be Balanced Mom, and received my lace shirt today and LOVE it!  Thank you Crystal!  She always has great giveaways, and has another sweet giveaway going on right now that ends tomorrow so CHECK IT OUT!

1 comment:

Crystal Escobar said...

That is so smart to use up your left over turkey. I ate thanksgiving left overs for 3 days and now I think I'm good for another year :)
Glad to hear you got your shirt. That's awesome! And thanks for blogging about my giveaway now, you're the best!