Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas with Tomatillo Salsa with Cilantro with Spanish Rice

I recently bought Rocco Dispirito's new cookbook Now Eat This! 150 of America's favorite comfort foods: All under 350 calories. We absolutely love it! I have made this recipe for Enchiladas twice and it is so yummy. I did leave off the cilantro garnish because I am not a fan. I have found that people either love it or hate it and I don't think it takes away much of the flavor for this great dish. As a side I made a really easy spanish rice from Cooking Light.

Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas with Tomatillo Salsa and Cilantro
Rocco Dispirito: Now Eat This!
Serves 4

  • 12 oz ground turkey
  • Four 9-inch low carb tortillas, such as La Tortilla Factory
  • 2/3 cup fat-free spicy bean dip such as Desert Pepper Trading Company
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • One 12 ounce jar tomatillo salsa, such as Ortega
  • 1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend, such as Weight Watchers
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Heat a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring to break it up a little, until it is just cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using flameproof tongs, char the tortillas lightly on each side over an open flame, or toast them under preheated broiler. (I toasted ours in the toaster oven broiler) Keep the tortillas warm by covering them with a clean kitchen towel as you go.
  4. Stir the black bean dip into the turkey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Lay the tortillas on a work surface, and divide the turkey mixture among them. Fold the sides of the tortillas in over the filling and roll the tortillas up tightly to encase the filling. Lay them side-by-side in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  6. Spoon the salsa over the tortillas, and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and the enchiladas are hot throughout, 10 to 12 minutes
  7. Sprinkle the cilantro over the enchiladas, and serve.

Cooking Light
Serves 3

  • Vegetable Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped. (If you use a pair of kitchen scissors to chop the tomatoes in the can it makes the process easier with half the mess.)
  • 1 (5.5 ounce) can of tomato juice

Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add rice, onion and bell pepper; saute 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; simmer, for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Note: I used brown rice for some extra fiber and it takes about 10 minutes to absorb all the liquid.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, thanks so much for sharing the Enchilada Recipe! My husband and I love the The La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas too and use them in several of our meals although this would be a great addition.

    Also great news that you like the book - we will definitely have to review it too.

    If you are interested, we list one of our favorite recipes with the Tortillas (Italian Pizza - only 195 calories per pizza using the 80 cal La Tortilla Low Carb Wrap) and will continue to list more on our site: http://bodyhacker.com

    Hope you can enjoy too! Thanks and look forward to reading more. :-)