A lively salsa made from fresh or canned tomatillos tops this simple casserole. You can substitute tomatoes for tomatillos, but they don't have the same tangy bite.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1994




Tomatillo Salsa


Instructions Checklist
  • To make tomatillo salsa: Combine tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeno in a food processor. Using an on/off motion, pulse until smooth. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.

  • To make enchiladas: Preheat oven to 450F. Coat an 8-by-11-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook, stirring to break up meat, until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. Drain in a colander. Wipe out the pan with paper towels.

  • Add oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and cinnamon; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes more. Mash beans coarsely and add to the pan, along with broth, tomatillos and the cooked turkey. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.

  • To assemble enchiladas: Soften a tortilla by heating it directly on a stovetop burner for about 30 seconds, turning frequently. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the turkey-and-bean filling down the center of the softened tortilla. Roll up and place seam-side-down in the prepared baking dish. Repeat these steps with the remaining tortillas and filling. Spoon the tomatillo salsa over the enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve with tomato salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 28.1g 56% DV; carbohydrates 54.1g 18% DV; dietary fiber 12.8g 51% DV; sugars 9.4g; fat 11.6g 18% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 37.5mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 1184.3IU 24% DV; vitamin c 53.2mg 89% DV; folate 87mcg 22% DV; calcium 239.4mg 24% DV; iron 4.7mg 26% DV; magnesium 99.1mg 35% DV; potassium 889.4mg 25% DV; sodium 620.7mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 25% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Great enchiladas My whole family really enjoyed these enchiladas. My 2yo asked for seconds and my 5yo finished his plate without any complaints (it's been hard to find enchiladas he likes). Most enchiladas recipes involve lots of prep and this was no exception but the end result was rewarding. Seems like a fairly healthy dish: not super cheesy lots of veggies good-for-you beans...and tasty! I imagine you can cut the prep time by using jarred salsa (Hertz brand is good and inexpensive). I'd make it again! Pros: Packed with veggies lower fat turkey and healthy beans Cons: Lengthy prep time Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Husband gave this dish high praise. Nice flavor with just enough bite even though I only used two jalapenos. Will definitely fix this dish again. Read More