Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas

Main Dishes  |  Published Apr 6, 2020  |  Updated Sep 11, 2020  |  By Tawnie

enchiladas in a 9x13 glass baking dish

Ground Turkey Enchiladas are a healthy and easy way to get dinner on the table.

With pantry staples and minimal ingredients, these enchiladas are still big on flavor and very satisfying.

We love making ground turkey enchiladas for an easy weeknight dinner and equally enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Plus, this recipe is super easy and fuss-free and clean up is minimal. It’s all all around delicious and simple dinner!

Smother these Ground Turkey Enchiladas with red enchilada sauce, cheese and all of your favorite enchilada toppings for an easy dinner tonight. (avocado, red onion, sour cream, cheese, etc.)

Black Bean & Ground Turkey Enchiladas Ingredients

all of the ingredients needed for ground turkey black bean enchiladas
  • Ground turkey: 1lb. lean ground turkey. Ground turkey is a great freezer protein to have on hand, lasting ~3-4 months in the freezer.
  • Onion: yellow or white onion
  • Black beans: Use up those black beans in these ground turkey enchiladas for a boost of plant based protein.
  • Diced tomatoes: Another great pantry item to use in these enchiladas!
  • Tortillas: Flour tortillas are what I have used and tested for this recipe.
  • Enchilada sauce: You can certainly make your own, but for ease I buy a 28 oz. can!
  • Enchilada seasoning: You can use a packet of taco seasoning or make your own.

I have not tried this recipe with corn tortillas. If you do use corn tortillas I recommend heating them first before rolling so they are more pliable and easier to work with.

You’ll need 8-10 tortillas for this recipe, depending on how much filling you put in each tortilla.

I usually scoop about 1/2 cup in the tortillas and have 9 enchiladas.

ground turkey black bean enchilada meat filling

Homemade Enchilada Seasoning:

  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Other ingredients you will need: garlic, jalapeño and cheese. For the cheese you can use whatever you prefer: cream fresca, cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, or manchego.

Topping ideas: limes, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, red onion, cilantro, Crema Freca, iceberg lettuce.

How to Make Ground Turkey Enchiladas

step by step photos of making ground turkey black bean enchiladas
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a sauté pan or skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add in the diced onion, garlic, jalapeño, salt and pepper and cook for ~5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add in the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add in the enchilada seasoning, diced tomatoes and black beans. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour ~ 1 cup of the red enchilada sauce down in a 9×13 inch oven safe baking dish.
  6. Scoop the filling in the tortillas and roll them up. I add ~1/2 cup in each enchilada.
  7. Pour enchilada sauce over the enchiladas so they are covered. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted and is bubbly. Let enchiladas cool slightly before serving.
  9. Serve with your favorite enchilada toppers: salsa, avocado, red onion, more cheese, etc.

How to Roll Enchiladas

Place the ground turkey filling on the tortilla. Place the filling (about 1/2 cup per tortilla) onto one edge of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place them, seam side down, in a row in the baking dish. Repeat with each tortilla until you have filled the dish (~8-10 enchiladas total).

how to roll enchiladas using a flour tortilla

Can You Freeze ground Turkey Enchiladas?

Yes! Cool enchiladas completely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and then tightly with foil on top. Freeze for up to 3-4 months. Also, these keep in the fridge for 3-5 days properly stored.

healthy black bean ground turkey enchiladas topped with avocado and onions

Can I make these Vegetarian/Vegan Enchiladas?

Yes. You can omit the ground turkey and use your favorite vegan cheese.

Tips for Making the Best Healthy Enchiladas

  • Soggy enchiladas? Gross. The most important tip for avoiding soggy enchiladas is to briefly fry the tortillas in hot oil before you fill and roll.  This creates a little bit of a barrier so that the tortillas don’t soak up too much of the sauce and therefore start to break down.
  • Balance out the enchiladas with delicious enchilada toppings and garnishes.
  • You can try dipping the tortillas in the enchilada sauce before filling and rolling.
  • Enchilada sauce is what really sets apart one enchilada from the rest. You can use store-bought sauce or make your own. You can make your own using tomato paste, vegetable broth, flour and spices including chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.
  • Serve enchiladas with rice and beans!
black bean enchiladas on a white plate

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Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas

Ground Turkey Enchiladas are a healthy and easy way to get dinner on the table. With pantry staples and minimal ingredients, these enchiladas are still big on flavor and very satisfying.
5 from 10 reviews
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 enchiladas
Calories: 370kcal

Equipment

  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey, lean
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. enchilada seasoning* recipe in notes below
  • 1 (28 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 9 flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a sauté pan or skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add in the diced onion, garlic, jalapeño, salt and pepper and cook for ~5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add in the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add in the enchilada seasoning, diced tomatoes and black beans. Stir to combine. Pour ~ 1 cup of the red enchilada sauce down in a 9×13 inch oven safe baking dish.
  • Scoop the filling in the tortillas and roll them up. I add ~1/2 cup of the filling in each enchilada. Pour more enchilada sauce over the enchiladas so they are covered. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted and is bubbly. Let enchiladas cool slightly before serving. Serve with your favorite enchilada toppers: salsa, avocado, red onion, more cheese, etc.

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Notes

 
 
Enchilada seasoning (makes about 3 Tbsp. of seasoning)
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
If you don’t have these seasonings on hand, use 1 oz. taco seasoning packet.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1enchilada | Calories: 370kcal
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Kushigalu
1 year ago

How delicious are these enchiladas . Drooling over this pics.

Biana
1 year ago

These enchiladas look amazing! This is a one pan meal that is perfect for dinner.

Patty at Spoonabilities
1 year ago

I have been looking for a great enchilada recipe and THIS IS IT! Oh these enchiladas are so good! Great recipe!

Christie Gagnon
1 year ago

These look fantastic! Will be making these for the family this week. 🙂

Beth Pierce
1 year ago

These enchiladas are so darn tasty. My family loved them!

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