With more online raves than any other recipe on Sunset.com, this homey, comforting casserole summons up the past in the best possible way. Everything about it is familiar and easy: tortillas layered with ground turkey, enchilada sauce, and seasonings, plus lots of cheese. We love it with ground beef, too.
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano leaves or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salad oil
1 can (29 oz.) red enchilada sauce
12 corn tortillas (6 in. wide)
2 cups shredded jack cheese (8 oz.)
Chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, stir turkey, onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin in oil until turkey is crumbly and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 cup enchilada sauce. Add salt to taste.
Meanwhile, cut tortillas in half. Arrange a fourth of the halves evenly over the bottom of a shallow 3-quart casserole, overlapping to fit. Sprinkle a fourth of the cheese evenly over the tortillas, then top with a third of the turkey mixture and a fourth of the remaining enchilada sauce, spreading each level. Repeat to make two more layers of tortillas, cheese, turkey mixture, and sauce; top with another layer of tortillas and sauce, then cheese.
Bake in a 425° regular or convection oven until cheese is melted and casserole is hot in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
my family loved this recipe!!!! though next time im going to grate the onion so my kids dont complain about onion.
I didnt add any salt
and i used jennie-o extra lean turkey instad of regular turkey and used 1.25 lbs since that is what the package is sold in that made it 197 calories for a serving and i got 9 servings using a square pan. and i cant cook at all but i did it!!!! and got pictures to prove it ;-)
So easy and so good, I used 1 hot enchilada sauce and two mediums, threw in two extra chipotle peppers with adobe sauce I had left over from another recipe. I can tell it would be good even without those. I strongly recommend this for a quick and tasty dinner.