Enchiladas Verde with Turkey
Today’s recipe is brought to you by ME as a part of my duties as a VELVEETA Kitchenista!
See ^^^^^ that’s me ^^^ in my snazzy retro-style Velveeta Apron.
Today’s recipe is my Wildcard recipe.
We were allowed to choose a holiday/event and create an original recipe for it. I chose Thanksgiving because I L-O-V-E Thanksgiving Food and I just knew that I could come up with a fabulous recipe using Velveeta.
I decided that it was time to jazz up that leftover Turkey.
FORGET sandwiches and soups made with leftovers — instead, WOW your friends and family with these Enchiladas topped with Velveeta PepperJack Cheese and homemade tomatillo sauce.
If your store doesn’t carry PJ, you need to request it. NOW.
Seriously, it is fantastic on these enchiladas, adding a creamy cheesy hint of spice and it also makes for some amazing queso.
This recipe is delicious and so super simple!
You just combine shredded leftover Turkey, with sour cream, onions, cilantro and salt and pepper to make a cool, creamy, delicious enchilada filling. Put it inside a corn tortilla
Roll them up and place them seam down in a 9X13 dish on top of some tomatillo sauce
Top them with our beloved PJ and some more tomatillo sauce and pop them in the oven until hot and bubbly
You can watch the recipe “in action” by clicking the video below.
I had made an amazing video, to go with the recipe, and my Mac ate it, or erased it because I haven’t cleaned anything off my Mac in 2 years. So, please be kind. I re-made the video, and added a voice track and managed not to cough even once, while recording it. Which is a pretty major feat for me, right now. I hope y’all enjoy the quick glimpse at how this was done and trust me, this recipe is going to blow all other leftover turkey recipes out of the water.
Turkey Enchiladas Verde
- 2 small-medium yellow onions chopped and divided (1 1/4 C and 3/4 C respectively)
- Tomatillo Sauce - Homemade or 28 oz jar of pre-made
- 1 C fresh cilantro chopped
- 4 C shredded leftover Turkey
- 8 - 10 oz VELVEETA® PepperJack Cheese thinly sliced (pop this in the freezer for about 10 minutes to make slicing easier)
- 3/4 C to 1 C sour cream
- 12 to 14 5-6 inch corn tortillas
- 1/2 C vegetable oil or lard for frying the tortillas
- 2 Tbsp butter for sauteeing the onions
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F
- Heat 2 Tbsp butter in a medium skillet over medium heat, toss in 1 1/4 C onions and saute' until tender.
- Add in tomatillo sauce, cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- While the tomatillo sauce is simmering; mix the shredded turkey, 3/4 C onions and 1/2 C cilantro in a large bowl and set aside — you can season with salt and pepper, if you like.
- Heat the 1/2 C vegetable oil in a skillet (preferable cast iron) and cook each tortilla about 20 seconds per side, or until soft enough to roll. Set on a paper towel to drain
- In a 9X13 glass baking dish, spoon 1/2 C of your tomatillo sauce and spread across the dish
- Spoon about 1/4 to 1/2 C of the turkey mixture into the center of each tortilla, roll it up and place it seam down in the dish
- Once all the tortillas have been filled, rolled and placed in the dish, place the thinly sliced VELVEETA® pepper jack cheese over the filled tortillas and then top with more tomatillo sauce.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the turkey mixture is hot
- Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with sour cream and sliced avocados (if they’re in season
Today’s recipe and post is part of my participation in the Velveeta IT! Kitchenistas Program. I have been compensated for my time and talents for participating in the program, however, my recipes, opinions and the like are 100% mine and as always, never for sale. [/donotprint]
These look great! Another great sauce for leftover turkey enchiladas is cream of poblano soup and white cheese.
Thanks for sharing!
I am so excited about this recipe – I didn’t know Velveta Pepperjack even exsisted; oh the possibilities! Thank you for sharing this great recipe 🙂
Oh my! I must get my hands on some of that Pepper Jack Velveeta! I can only imagine how yummy it must be!
Seriously. This looks amazing. Love tomatillos.
This is SUCH a refreshing change up for leftover turkey, i am DEFINITELY trying this! It looks AMAZING!
You kill me with these recipes!!!!
YUM!!! Thanks Rachel!!!!!!! I am SOOO making this 🙂
I am definitely making this! Awesome!
Great post, great recipe and you did very, very well with your video!
I’ll eat anything with the word verde in it. And also, I stole a fried turkey from Caseys tonight, so i have about 10 lbs of leftover turkey. Yep, I’m making it.
there are TWO things in that comment that I’m CRAZY jealous over
Those enchiladas look incredible. I love Mexican food and especially tomatillo salsa.
delicious! I will be sure to tell the cook to make them. If I had a cook that is, then I would tell her to make them, as I am a horrible one myself
Now that looks so delicious, great ideas. Its good to get inspiration from others from time to time so thank you for posting, I’ll keep that one up my sleeve. In Peru there’s a recipe that requires making a soup (which you can do with a turkey carcass with left over meat on it) and then you pick off all the left over meat, mix some bread in the soup to make it thick and serve it with rice. It sounds odd but its delicious! We recently posted it on our blog here http://bit.ly/apwI3u (we didn’t use left over turkey in this instance but the principal is the same)
These look so good, now I’m hungry for these!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!