Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

A Turkey alternative to the household favourite Enchiladas. Why not finish it off with some succulent corn on the cobs for that added flavour.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 1 hour 10 minutes

Ready in: 1 hour 20 mins

Serves: 6


Turkey Thigh Mince mix

  • 2 Large White Onions (Diced).
  • 3 Garlic Cloves.
  • 3 tablespoons Medium Chilli Powder.
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin.
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander.
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon Salt.
  • 500g Turkey Thigh Mince.
  • 1 Tin Refried Beans.
  • 1 Tin Black Beans (Drained).
  • Chopped Coriander.
  • 2teaspoons Chipotle Paste.
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil.
  • 3 teaspoons Tomato Puree.
  • 250g Tomato Passata.
  • 150g Water.
  • 50g Chopped Jalapenos.

Other Ingredients

  • 12.6 inch Corn Tortillas.
  • 60g Monterey Jack Cheese.
  • 60g Mature Cheddar Cheese.

Step 1

Mix together your meat with the Chilli Powder, Cumin, Ground Coriander and Sugar. Mix thoroughly before flash frying in a sauce pan. Cook for around 8 minutes and decant into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

In the same frying pan add the Onions, Garlic and Chipotle Paste and fry for 6-8 minutes or until soft in the Sunflower Oil. Add your water, Tomato Passata and Tomato Puree. Cook for about 20 minutes or until halved in amount. Add to the mince.

Step 3

Mix with the refried Beans and Black Beans. Add chopped Jalapeno and Coriander and mix thoroughly. Spoon a healthy amount of filling into the tortillas and roll. Repeat this until all the tortilla wraps are filled. Place them in an ovenable dish side by side.

Step 4

Preheat an oven to 180c/160fan/gas 4. Pour over any remaining sauce and top with the cheeses. Cover the enchiladas in foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, remove the foil and brown for a further 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Optional Serving Suggestion

Top with Sour Cream with some roasted corn on the cob and chopped fresh chilli.

Do you want to know why Turkey is such a great protein to incorporate into your daily diet?

Turkey is one of those tasty meats, positively good for the whole family containing essential nutrients! It’s also very versatile and great value for money. It’s one of the healthiest meats you can buy, low in fat and calories yet high in protein, an ideal addition to any healthy balanced diet and lifestyle.

Turkey breast meat is especially low in fat and high in protein which is why its so good for us. It is particularly low in saturated fat with less than 1g of saturated fat per 100g portion. In comparison beef has 6g of saturated fat per 100g and lamb has a whopping 9g of saturated fat per 100g. It is also lower in calories per portion (100g) compared with other meats.

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