Monday, January 6, 2014


My sister posted this link on Facebook last week.  They looked delicious.  We had lots of leftover turkey from Christmas (It was in the freezer while we were out of town so it wouldn't go bad).  My husband also agreed to contribute some of his 2 lbs Tilamook pepperjack cheese (a stocking stuffer from Santa) to the cause so that we could enjoy the deliciousness.
I did make a few changes to the recipe to make it a little healthier.  Only a little though, because it still has a pound of cheese.

 2 chicken breasts
1 c cooked brown rice
1 can black beans
10 tortillas, normal sized.  For gluten free, use corn tortillas as opposed to flour.
1 can giant can green chile enchilada sauce (I used 2 cans since I bought the small ones.
1 small can diced green chile's.
3/4 c sour cream
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
1 lb shredded pepper jack cheese.

Here's how I prepared it.

Dice or shred your turkey/chicken.  Put the meat in a large bowl.  Rinse your black beans, dump the beans in with the meat.  Add your rice, 1/2 c enchilada sauce (Save the rest to pour on top of your enchiladas), 1/2 c cheese (or possibly more, because yum) chile's, sour cream, cumin, and cilantro.  Mix it all up.  Roll the chicken mixture into the tortillas.  I used a toothpick to hold the rolls together. into a greased casserole dish.  Pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top and spread evenly.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake 5 more minutes.

I think next time I'm going to put some peppers into my food processor and toss that in the mix as well.  I thought about trying it this time, but I figured I'd try a bit closer to the original version first.

My boys all loved these.  Even my littlest one said "I like it!"  That's a big deal for him.   The bonus was that since I added the black beans and rice, they were pretty filling, so we  have enough leftover to have it for dinner again tonight!  Plus the beans and rice bring down the cost of this meal.  If you wanted to make it vegetarian, you could just leave the meat out all together.  I would add another can of black beans, another cup of rice, and of course the peppers if you're going the vegetarian route.  I would probably put a bit more cheese in with the filling as well. 

Sorry that I don't have any pictures, but trust me.  This is delicious.