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Turkey Enchilada Casserole

I love enchilada's and this recipe will feed a crowed and will leave you with a ton of complements.

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it can also be found online. Sometimes it is hard to feed a large crowed but this dish is something that can be baked and placed in a warm oven until you are ready to serve. 

I consider this comfort food. If you don’t like black beans just leave them out. If you don’t like corn tortillas then use flour. I personally don’t like the taste of corn tortillas so I substitute flour tortillas. I prefer diced tomatoes with green chilies versus stewed.

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $18.47 as of June 2022.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 10

Serving size: Slice into 10 even pieces

Equipment needed: Sauté Pan and 9×13 baking pan

Total time: 1 hour

Equipment

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $3.69 as of June 2022

  • garlic powder $0.98
  • ground cumin $1.73
  • onion powder $0.98

Grocery

Total: $14.78 as of June 2022

  • 1 - garlic bulb $0.51
  • 1 - onion $0.65
  • 1 - green pepper $0.78
  • 1 - pound ground turkey $3.70
  • 2 - cans black beans $1.56
  • 1 - tomato sauce 15 oz $0.72
  • 1 - can tomato and green chili $0.72
  • 1 - jar salsa 16 oz $1.98
  • 1 - bag corn tortillas (12), 6 inches $1.94
  • 1 - bag shredded cheddar cheese $2.22

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the turkey, onion, and green peppers.
  2. Cook the mixture on medium heat until the turkey is cooked through.
  3. Add the garlic for 1 minute. Drain if necessary.
  4. Add the spices cook for 1-2 minutes
  5. Add the black beans, tomato sauce, tomato and green chili, and salsa then bring to boil. 
  6. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. 
  7. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  8. Oil the 9×13 pan. Then add layers:
    • 1 cup meat sauce
    • 6 tortillas
    • 1/2 remaining meat sauce
    • 1 cup cheese
    • 6 tortillas
    • remaining meat sauce
  9. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove cover then add remaining cheese over the top evenly. Continue to bake uncovered for 5 – 10 minutes. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 1 – Family of 4

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