Happy Tuesday all! Today’s recipes – Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas – quick, easy, comforting and very cheesy!
I’ve made a whole tray with these succulent wraps (probably about 10) and they were all gone in less than an hour after I served them! 🙂 Can you imagine? We must’ve been really hungry. But these enchiladas were seriously delicious!
I remember thinking to myself, “OK now, I’ll make more so may be we could use some for tomorrow’s lunch”. Yeah, right, didn’t happen that way but they sure were much appreciated by everyone. 🙂
They’re quite budget friendly too. All you need is a bit of ground turkey, fresh spinach & cheese. You can add some tomato sauce, if wished. To tell you a secret, I used ketchup. 🙂 I know, there much better ingredients to use for the enchiladas but this is what I had that was closest to tomato sauce. Well, it’s actually made of tomatoes. I honestly, don’t really fancy ketchup, it’s way too sweet for me, but it worked wonders on the enchiladas. 🙂 So feel free to use any ingredients you’d like. 🙂
I kind of had to hide the spinach in between the turkey and cheese (for the kids) but it worked well and they enjoyed the enchiladas with the hidden spinach. 🙂
For the cheese, I used grated Mozzarella & Cheddar. I would have loved it if I could add some jalapenos but the kids wouldn’t really fancy the enchiladas, would they. 🙂 So, as usual, I added a generous amount of my favourite hot sauce (half a bottle). 🙂
Of course, when making Mexican inspired dishes, there should be some coriander, so I sprinkled some coriander leaves on top. I served the with a sliced avocado and sour cream
I believe I could have these every other day, this is my type of comfort food. 🙂
Here’s how to make these Turkey & Spinach Enchiladas:
- 8-10 wraps
- 450g ground turkey
- 100g fresh spinach
- ½ onion
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1tbsp paprika
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated
- 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
- 3tbsp ketchup
- salt and pepper
- fresh coriander leaves
- sour cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- To prepare the turkey - heat a pan with the olive oil and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes or until ready. If necessary, add some water.
- Arrange the wraps - scoop from the ground turkey, add a handful of spinach and wrap it up. Repeat with the rest of the wraps,
- Place in a baking tray, spread the tomato sauce or ketchup (if you're using any) and then sprinkle the grated cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- Serve with some fresh coriander leaves, sour cream and sliced avocado.
To make them even more filling, you can add some pinto beans in the wraps, or even some lime & cilantro rice. It’ll become a burrito/enchilada but as long as it’s tasty, it doesn’t really matter.