Mexican Enchiladas

Mexican Enchiladas

At a restaurant, sure, enchiladas can be a calorie and fat-filled choice. At home, they do NOT need to be! Lightened up using low carb tortillas, low fat cheese, and extra lean turkey as filling, these babies sacrifice NO flavor! A great family meal!

Ingredients

  • avocado for topping/garnish
  • 1 can of black beans 15oz, drained & rinsed
  • 3/4 cup cheddar low fat, sharp
  • cilantro for topping/garnish
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • greek yogurt optional, as
  • 2 cans green enchilada sauce 10oz (1 can for each baking dish of enchiladas)
  • green onion for topping/garnish
  • 20 oz ground turkey breast extra lean
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6-12 tortillas low carb or gluten free if desired
  • 3/4 cup zucchini chopped
  • Procedure

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large saucepan, saute´ onion and garlic in a little cooking spray (if you choose to use oil nutritional info will differ).
  • Once onions are translucent and tender, add extra lean ground turkey and seasoning. Break up the turkey and stir to thoroughly distribute seasoning throughout mixture.
  • After a few minutes, when turkey is nearly done cooking, add black beans, zucchini and salsa. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour some enchilada sauce onto the bottom of a 9×13
  • Pour some enchilada sauce onto a large plate. Lay a tortilla/wrap on the enchilada sauce on the plate and get a thin layer of sauce on one side. Flip over onto another surface and fill with meat mixture (about 1/2 cup- or 2 ice cream scoops worth!)
  • Roll tortilla up and transfer to baking dish, placing seal of the tortilla on the bottom.
  • Repeat for 5 other tortillas, so you end up with 6 total in the baking dish.
  • Use remaining green enchilada sauce to brush over tortillas generously.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for about 20–25 minutes, until cheese is melted and begins to brown as desired.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings!
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 enchilada
    yields 12 servings
    Calories: 202

    • 23g Carbs

    • 5g Fat

    • 20g Protein

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