Turkey enchiladas

Turkey enchiladas

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(54 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Fill flour tortillas with lean turkey mince in a rich tomato sauce, then top with cheese and bake for a family friendly Mexican dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal486
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre9g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.6g


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 500g turkey mince (2% fat)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 heaped tbsp roughly chopped coriander, plus extra to garnish
  • 6 regular or 8 mini flour tortillas
  • 50g reduced-fat mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • large mixed salad, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat most of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the turkey, onion and pepper for 5 mins, stirring regularly and breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon. Add the chopped tomatoes and kidney beans.

  2. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 mins, stirring regularly. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice and coriander. Season well.

  3. Lightly grease a shallow ovenproof dish with the remaining oil. Put 1 tortilla in the dish and top with a couple of generous spoonfuls of the turkey mixture. Roll up and push to one side of the dish. Repeat with the other tortillas, then spoon any remaining turkey mixture down the sides of the dish.

  4. Sprinkle the tortillas with the cheese and bake for 15 mins. Scatter coriander over the enchiladas and serve with a salad.

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26th Apr, 2019
Easy and delicious.
23rd Aug, 2017
Quick and tasty: big thumbs up!
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19th Aug, 2017
Lovely recipe. Used the beans in chilli sauce, but still added fajita seasoning and chilli powder as suggested. I added some grated cheese to each filled tortilla before rolling up. Once all the mixture was used and the tortillas assembled in the dish I added a tub of Creme fraiche mixed with a beaten egg to the dish then added the grated cheese, then baked for 30mins. No idea how much cheese I used, as I didn't weigh it! Tasted lovely, so will definitely make again.
19th Mar, 2017
Love this recipe. Really easy to make and so tasty. I add some jalapenos finely diced to make it a bit hotter. Firm favourite now with our family.
26th Jan, 2017
I didn't have any kidney beans in chilli sauce, so just used a can of normal ones, but added a good tablespoon of chilli powder and some tomato purée. Loads of filling, filled 8 mini wraps generously and there was some over for the top. Delicious served with a green salad! Will definitely be making again.
20th Nov, 2016
I really like this recipe. Quick and easy to make. Tastes even better the day after too, if you have any leftovers! I add an enchilada/fajita spice mix to the turkey, peppers and onions though, just before adding the beans and tomatoes. I think it would be bland without any spice.
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25th Jun, 2016
This makes a good, easy dinner. I too added some chilli to add a bit of kick. I'm not sure I agree that there is way too much filling for 6 wraps - I used 8 but 6 would have worked.
16th Mar, 2016
Thank you for the advice below. I added in Very Lazy Chopped Red Chillies, the paprika - mentioned below which I probably wouldn't have thought of so big thank you - and cumin. I didn't add the kidney beans as my kids don't like them and it was still a generous portion for each tortilla. With them in I agree you would be able to fill a couple more, if needed. Loved it and would definitely cook it again - it didn't take 30 minutes to cook, looked good after 20. We had it just with mini corn on the cobs and were full.
1st Mar, 2016
Just coked it now. Really easy and tasty dish. Definitely you must add some spices, I use hot chilli powder, and some peri peri seasoning and it come out so delishes.
19th Jul, 2015
Pretty tasty and easy to make! I felt it needed a bit of spice though as turkey can be a bit bland so I added a couple of fresh chillies and some paprika. Made 8 tortillas but there is a lot of mixture so could have stretched that to 10 or 12 smaller ones, had half for dinner and the rest cold for lunch the next day, yum!
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