Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins
I got this recipe from the November 1998 issue of Bon Appetit. I have made it countless times and it is always delicious! The recipe below reflects a couple of tweaks on mine part, but it is mostly the same recipe. I usually pair this meal with chips and guacamole Enjoy!
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 3⁄4 cups onions, finely chopped (I use a food processor)
- 1 (28 ounce) can enchilada sauce (I use the mild red sauce)
- 5 plum tomatoes, finely chopped (I use a food processor)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons canned chipotle chiles, finely chopped (I used canned chopped green chiles)
- 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 cups cooked turkey, shredded
- 2 cups monterey jack cheese, grated
- 3⁄4 cup sour cream
- 12 corn tortillas, 6-inch size
- Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add 1 1/2 cups onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add enchilada sauce, tomatoes, and chipotles (or green chiles).
- Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Stir in 1/2 cup cilantro.
- Season sauce with salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, mix turkey, 1 1/2 cups cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup onions and 1/2 cup cilantro (I don't add raw onions here, I usually saute all of them for the sauce). Season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread 1/2 cup sauce in a 13x9-inch glass baking dish.
- Using a microwave-safe plate, alternate the tortillas with a damp (not soaking wet) paper towel (I usually microwave 6 tortillas at a time) for approximately 40 seconds on high.
- Fill the warmed tortillas (they should be pliable enough that they don't break when you fold them) with 1/4 cup turkey mixture in center and fold the tortilla so that the edges overlap forming a seam. Place the tortilla in the baking dish with the seam side down.
- Spoon 2 1/2 cups sauce over enchiladas.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese.
- Bake enchiladas until heated through, about 30 minutes.
- Rewarm remaining sauce in saucepan over medium-low heat. Serve with enchiladas.
These are excellent! I added a little bit of garlic to both the sauce and the chicken mixture. I also "steamed" the corn shells by putting 6 at a time in the microwave with 1/2 cup of water and heated them for 1 minute on high.