A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Turkey Enchiladas

I love, love, love Mexican food! Unfortunately, I don't eat it as often as I like because it can really pile on the weight. I decided to try and make my own enchiladas recently, only I swapped the chopped beef for ground lean turkey which I am sure saved me a lot of calories! The enchiladas were both healthy and tasty and honestly, so easy to make!

Enchilada Ingredients
4 flour tortillas
1 can pre-made enchilada sauce
1 lb ground lean turkey
22scallions, diced
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp coriander
1/2 tbsp paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
handful of shredded cheddar cheese
1 can refried beans
2 tbsp olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a pan then toss in the onions, 2 of the scallions and tomatoes. Saute for a few minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add in the ground turkey and spices, and mix until the meat has cooked through. While everything is cooking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spread about 3/4 of a cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a baking dish. Take the first tortilla and dip it in the sauce, then flip and dip the other side. Spoon about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of the turkey into the middle of the tortilla, roll it up and move to one end. Repeat with the next three tortillas as well. You'll also want to spoon some of the enchilada sauce on top of the rolled up tortillas.

Sprinkle some of the cheddar cheese on top, glob on a few spoonfuls of refried beans here and there, then sprinkle with the remaining scallions.

Pop in the oven and bake until the cheese has melted and the insides have heated up, about 15 minutes. You can serve with some sliced up avocados or guacamole, some reduced fat sour cream and diced tomatoes!

1 comment:

  1. Yummmmmm....my baby is such a good cook!!!! Very Proud mama here :-)