Homemade Hearty Turkey Enchiladas You'll Love











Discover the cozy and delightful flavors of our Homemade Hearty Turkey Enchiladas. Perfectly seasoned, these enchiladas boast tender turkey wrapped in corn tortillas, smothered in a rich sauce and topped with melted cheese. It's a warming dish that promises to satisfy your cravings with every bite!


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First things first, let's get our oven preheated to 350°F (180°C). This step is crucial for making sure our enchiladas will cook to perfection. Preheating the oven ensures that our enchiladas will be cooked evenly and have that delightful, bubbly cheese on top.
Pro Tip: Always preheat your oven before you start preparing the dish to save time.

Step 2: Cook the Veggies

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add your finely chopped onion and celery, and let them cook gently until they start to soften. This is where the magic starts! The onions and celery will begin to caramelize slightly, releasing their natural sugars and creating the base flavor for our enchiladas.
Pro Tip: Stir occasionally to prevent burning and ensure even cooking.

Step 3: Add the Flavorful Mix

Now, introduce the diced red bell pepper, minced garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, and the chicken or vegetable stock to the pan. The addition of these ingredients not only adds a beautiful color but also a gorgeous depth of flavor. Stirring gently, bring everything to a simmer, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Pro Tip: The tomato puree adds richness to the sauce, don't skip it!

Step 4: Season and Simmer

It's time to season our delightful sauce with ground coriander and chili powder. Adjust these spices according to your taste preference. If you like it hot, feel free to add more chili! After adding the spices, let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes. This lets the spices fully infuse their flavors, creating a rich and deeply flavored sauce.
Pro Tip: Taste as you go to ensure the seasoning is just right.

Step 5: Prepare the Turkey Mixture

After simmering, drain most of the liquid from the pan. We will use the thicker part of sauce to mix with our cooked, shredded turkey and half of the shredded cheese. This mixture will be our enchilada filling - incredibly savory with just the right amount of cheesiness.
Pro Tip: Retain a bit of the liquid for a juicier filling.

Step 6: Assemble the Enchiladas

Take a corn tortilla, spoon a generous amount of the turkey mixture onto the center, and roll it up snugly. Place your enchiladas, seam side down, in a lightly greased baking dish. Doing this keeps them from opening up during baking and also helps them to soak up more of the delicious sauce we'll be adding on top.
Pro Tip: Grease the baking dish to prevent the enchiladas from sticking.

Step 7: Final Touches and Bake

Now, mix a tablespoon of tomato puree into the reserved sauce (the one we drained from the pan) for a little extra richness and gently pour it over the enchiladas in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. The final step is to bake your enchiladas for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. This not only melts the cheese but also helps all the flavors to combine wonderfully.
Pro Tip: Keep an eye on the oven to avoid over-browning the cheese.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Enchiladas

After baking, let your enchiladas sit for a few minutes to cool down slightly. This wait is absolutely worth it - it allows the enchiladas to set a bit, making them easier to serve and eat. Garnish with fresh cilantro or diced avocado if desired, serving up a dish that's not only visually stunning but deliciously satisfying.
Pro Tip: A little patience before serving ensures perfect enchiladas.