I have been on a Mexican food kick lately, I think it is because it is starting to feel like spring here in California. Chris likes tacos and quesadillas (so do I) but I wanted to make something healthy that I could prepare ahead of time and freeze for future dinners. Even though it is just the two of us I try to do that as often as possible, it really helps me organize my weekly meal plan and stay on top of my budget for groceries.
I found this recipe for Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas on one of my favorite blogs and I’ve made it a few times over the last two months. I made a big batch so we could have a nice dinner before we left for our recent trip to Hawaii and I pulled an extra batch out the freezer when we got back so I didn’t have to cook.
The ingredients are simple, the only thing I that was tricky to find was chilis in adobo sauce. My local neighborhood store carries them but Trader Joes doesn’t. You can use any type of tortilla that you want, I opted for these low carb ones from LaTorilla Factory, delish!
Here are the rest of the ingredients and the recipe…
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 15.5 can black beans, drained
- 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional if you like onions)
- 1-2 tsp cumin
- 1/8 tsp chili powder
- 8 (6-inch) tortillas
- 1 cup reduced fat shredded mexican cheese blend
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- For the Enchilada Sauce: 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1-2 tbsp chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth, kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
- For the rest of this recipe please visit Skinnytaste http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/04/turkey-and-black-bean-enchiladas.html
I used 2 small baking dishes and baked 4 enchiladas in one and put the other 4 in the freezer for another night. They are really filling with the beans, turkey, and high fiber tortillas so 2 per person was more than enough. I was a little worried that the frozen enchiladas would thaw out very well but they turned out great, tasted like I had just made them fresh that night.
The filling is really hearty and the smokey flavor will fill your kitchen while you are cooking.
I hope you try this easy low calorie Mexican dish for dinner soon! Also if you have any low calorie dishes that you want me to try please let me know! If you like to stay organized in your kitchen like I do I would recommend stocking up on all of the canned ingredients so you can make this dish anytime you are in a pinch.