Ground Turkey Deconstructed Enchiladas For a Back To School #SundaySupper

[ 47 ] August 26, 2012 |

School starts earlier here in the South. We just completed our second full week! Baby started on a Thursday, so I can appreciate when school doesn’t start on a Monday. Monday’s can be rough enough on their own, let alone throwing in the start of a new school year. It takes a few days to get everyone back into the swing of things. School mode means rearranging our current relaxed schedule of karate classes and day care pick up, all while still getting the family dinner on the table before 8:00 PM.

If your schedule is even more hectic, then you are in luck! This week’s #SundaySupper theme offers a variety of menu ideas to fit into the fsat paced back to school routine. The recipes, our #SundaySupper group is sharing this week, are not only delicious, but can be prepared in record time, including my Delectable Deconstructed Enchiladas.

Ground Turkey Deconstructed Enchiladas 2

I call the enchiladas deconstructed, because I waste no time rolling filling inside the tortillas and neatly lining the baking dish. The ingredients are quickly layered and then slid into the oven to heat through.
Super easy and FAST!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can of enchilada sauce 10 oz
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes
12 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
8 oz cheddar jack shredded cheese

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
3. Stir in can of Rotel tomatoes heat through
4. Trim flour tortillas on two sides to create a “corner” edge to fit in the baking dish
5. In a 9″x4″ baking dish cover the bottom with enchilada sauce
6. Add a layer of the flour tortillas, topped by the meat and tomato mixture, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Repeat two more times being sure to use up remaining trimmed tortilla strips.

Ground Turkey Deconstructed Enchiladas 1

7. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over layers
8. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted. This doesn’t take long as you are already layering the warm ingredients.
9. Remove from oven and let stand for 5-10 minutes to set layers before slicing.

Look at these delicious layers! YUM!

I topped mine with sour cream and black olives, my two favorites, but this dish can be served as is or dressed over top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and basically anything your family likes to top tacos.

Time to share!  Be sure to make time and check out the amazing  awesome line up of recipes coming this Sunday.

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day on Sunday. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about Back to School Meals and ways to make meal time easier!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag.  We’ll be sharing great recipes and tips all afternoon, and we’ll be talking all things Back to School Meals during our chat!  We’d also love to feature your Back to School Recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

 

Deconstructed Enchiladas For a Back To School #SundaySupper
 
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Cut time down by layering enchilada ingredients instead of the traditional rolling.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce 10 oz
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes
  • 12 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
  • 8 oz cheddar jack shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Stir in can of Rotel tomatoes heat through
  4. Trim flour tortillas on two sides to create a “corner” edge to fit in the baking dish
  5. In a 9″x4″ baking dish cover the bottom with enchilada sauce
  6. Add a layer of the flour tortillas, topped by the meat and tomato mixture, and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  7. Repeat two more times being sure to use up remaining trimmed tortilla strips.
  8. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over layers
  9. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted. This doesn’t take long as you are already layering the warm ingredients.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand for 5-10 minutes to set layers before slicing.

 

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. This looks so good…perfect for busy nights. I love how versatile it is to adapt toppings to each person’s preference!

  2. Renee says:

    Oh tasty! I like that it is similar to a Mexican lasagna but more of an enchilada flavor. Yummy!
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  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
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    says:

    Love this easy and tasty way to use tortillas! Perfect for freezing too. Have a great sunday Karen!
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  4. diabeticFoodie
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    says:

    I’ll bet the kids love this one!
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  5. These look so fabulous! I love trying new enchilada recipes and I can’t wait to try yours!
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  6. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious
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    says:

    Looks good! I make something similar. These casseroles are so tasty!
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  7. Looks tasty. I love that you used ground turkey in it.
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  8. Anne @ Webicurean
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    says:

    This looks like something I have to make. Soon.
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  9. Liz says:

    Man, these look amazing! If it wasn’t 90º out, I’d want them NOW! Great #SundaySupper meal~
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  10. Melanie says:

    this is one of our staples- super simple and everyone loves it! Thanks for the reminder that it’s time to pull it out of the recipe box again!
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  11. Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)
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    says:

    Enchiladas are my top favorite Mexican dish! We also do the layered enchiladas from time to time…same great taste, but let’s work! Perfect for a weeknight.
    Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) recently posted..Baked Tilapia Fish Tacos #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. Yummy Mexican food!!! I would love this any day of the week!
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  13. Heather @girlichef
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    says:

    hooooweeeee…my cheeks are tingling just looking at that goodness. Seriously, this would be devoured in no time flat in our house. SAVING!
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  14. Conni @MrsMamaHen
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    says:

    Yummy!!!!!
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  15. Amy Kim
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    says:

    This sounds sooooo good! I’ll have to wait a couple of years for my toddlers taste buds to mature a bit before introducing this to them! But mama’s gotta eat too, right?
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  16. Sarah says:

    This recipe is perfect for me since I don’t have the patience to sit there and roll the enchiladas! lol. Thanks for sharing.
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  17. When we finally get together, I sure hope you will make these for me! They look amazing!
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  18. Tara Noland says:

    I had such a craving for enchilidas and now it is even worse!! I have got to make these!!

  19. Looks yummy just as it is… what good is it being pretty if it doesn’t taste good or if you’re too rushed to eat it!? Great #SundaySupper!!!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com
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  20. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
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    says:

    I can’t believe how good everyone’s Sunday Supper was this week! This is amazing – I love good Mexican food and anything this cheesy is #1 in my opinion! I also love that it’s deconstructed – let’s not waste time w/ all that pesky rolling.

  21. Laura Hunter says:

    I was just telling my husband that I was craving enchiladas and now that I have seen this it is final! And I love how simple this recipe looks

  22. I love Mexican, and enchiladas are a favorite. This is such a great weeknight version!
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  23. Summer Davis says:

    This looks like something my family would absolutely DEVOUR! We had Tacos just last night – they are a family favorite for sure.
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