According to the National Turkey Federation, over 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving last year (that’s a lot of turkey)… leaving millions of Americans wondering what to do with all those leftovers after friends and family head out the door. I personally have been on a big Mexican food kick for about a year now so when Dedric McGhee, executive chef of Thyme on the Creek, the in-house restaurant at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder, CO offered up his leftover-ready recipe for Green Chile Turkey Enchiladas I knew I was going to give them a try and share the recipe with you all. Let me know if you try it as well!
Green Chile Turkey Enchiladas
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
• 1 tsp minced garlic
• 2 tbsp flour
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 2-4 ounce cans of chopped green chiles
• ¼ tsp cumin
• 1/3 tsp oregano
• 1/3 tsp coriander powder
• 1 ½ cups shredded turkey
• 2 cups cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses
• 1 pack corn tortillas
• 1 pint sour cream
• 2 green onions, chopped
1. Add the butter to a warm sauté pan.
2. Add onions and sauté until translucent.
3. Add garlic and cook until it becomes aromatic.
4. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
5. Pour both cans of green chiles into pan.
6. Add cumin, oregano, coriander, chicken broth and a little salt and pepper.
7. Simmer for 5 minutes at low heat.
8. Place turkey in a mixing bowl. Add 1/3 cup of the green chile mix, 1/3 cup of sour cream, 1/3 of the cheese mixture and salt and pepper. Mix well.
9. Grease a 13×9 baking dish.
10. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling in each tortilla and roll up. Place the rolled tortillas in the baking dish seam-side down. Continue to add rolled tortillas until the top layer is filled.
11. Pour the rest of the green chile on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
12. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with sour cream, green onions and salsa.