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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ground Turkey Enchiladas with Corn and Cilantro Topping

If you can't tell, I am semi-obsessed with this blog.  She has so many delicious recipes. Everything I've tried has been absolutely fabulous.

These ground turkey enchiladas were no exception. The filling was moist and flavorful with spices like cumin, chili powder and a little kick from the salsa (if you don't like things spicy, use a very mild salsa.) I loved the topping too. It was something totally out of the ordinary and was delicious as well.

Usually when I make dishes with ground turkey there's a less than excited reaction from my better half but he loved these too. We both ate the leftovers for the next days lunch. These enchiladas will definitely be going on my menu again soon.

Ground Turkey Enchiladas with Corn and Cilantro Topping
A Bountiful Kitchen
for topping:
1 1/4 cups frozen corn, thawed
1- 4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

for enchiladas:
3/4 pound ground turkey
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup mild red salsa (we used "El Pinto" brand)
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground oregano
salt and pepper
8 corn tortillas, warmed or grilled
1 1/2 cups cheese, pepper jack or Mexican cheese blend, divided
1/4 cup sliced olives, optional

Place the first six ingredients in a food processor, cover and pulse until blended. Do not over pulse. You still want chunks of corn.
In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Remove from heat, stir in salsa, cornmeal and seasonings.
Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla, top with two tablespoons cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 9x13 pan. Lay the tortillas so you have two rows of four tortillas, side by side. Spoon corn mixture over the top.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for additional 5-10 minutes longer until heated and cheese is bubbly on top.
Serves 4

-You can grill the tortillas on a griddle on both sides till soft or microwave them for a few seconds on a paper towel.
-If you want to cut the fat, use half and half instead of cream for the corn topping.

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