The Whole Enchilada
TIP - The pie can be assembled up to 4 days ahead and refrigerated. If chilled, increase baking time by 10 minutes.
Prep. 10 min. Cook 20 min.
Bake 40 min. Stand 5-10 minutes
Good with a tossed salad
1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground turkey we do use very lean ground beef as an alternative
2 tsp ground cumin
1 can (14-15 oz) cut tomatoes with garlic and onion
½ cup enchilada sauce (from can or jar)
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1 cup frozen corn kernels
¾ cup pitted black olives sliced
4 round 8 inch corn or flour tortillas – 12 inch works better in some pans
1 bag (8 oz) light four cheese Mexican blend (2 cups)
Accompaniments: sour cram, shredded lettuce, additional black olives
Have ready a round 3 qt glass baking dish (casserole)
Heat oil in a large, deep heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add chopped bell pepper and sauté 3 to 4 minutes. Add turkey and cook, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon, 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cumin, add tomatoes, enchilada sauce and chopped green chilies.
Stir until simmering, let simmer 10 minutes to develop flavors. Remove from heat and stir in corn and olives.
Heat oven to 350 degrees
To Assemble: Line bottom of baking dish with 2 tortillas. Top with half the filling and about 1/3 the cheese. Top with another tortilla, the remaining filling, half of the remaining cheese, then the remaining tortilla.
Cover with lid or foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 10minutes longer until cheese melts and filling bubbles. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting in wedges. Serve with Accompaniments.
Serves 6: Per serving (without accompaniments) 362 cal. 28 g pro. 28 g car., 3 g fiber., 17 g fat.,
(6 g saturated fat), 69 mg chol., 1119 mg sod