What You Need:
1 – 1.25 lbs ground turkey
6 - fajita sized whole wheat tortillas (or any tortilla you like), each torn in half
2 – 12 oz jars red enchilada sauce
1 – 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes with green peppers, partially drained
1 – 4 oz can green chilies
1 – 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium brown onion, diced
1 medium sweet potato (orange inside), micro waved until tender (6-7min), then diced
6 large cloves garlic, minced
½ - 1 ¼ cup shredded cheese (optional & to taste)
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 Tbs, plus 1 tsp cumin (or to taste)
1 Tbs, plus 2 tsp salt free chili powder (or to taste – I like Spice Hunter)
½ tsp kosher salt, divided
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper, divided
What To Do:
Heat half of the oil in a large skillet and sauté onion for 6 minutes over medium heat seasoned with ¼ tsp salt and pepper, adding garlic during the last minute of cooking. Once the vegetables are cooked, push them to the outside of the pan.
Add the remaining oil and brown meat until cooked thoroughly, about 7-9 minutes over medium high heat, seasoned with spice mixture, salt and pepper.
Next, add all of the remaining ingredients into the pan, except for the cheese and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, then remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350*. Spray the inside of a large baking dish (13x9) with cooking spray. Layer the meat mixture, cheese, enchilada sauce and tortillas, making sure that the top layer of the casserole is the enchilada sauce and cheese.
Bake for 35-45 minutes tented with foil, or until bubbling, and then bake for an additional 10-15 minutes with the foil off so that the cheese can brown. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before trying to serve.
Serves 8 (Bake in two separate, smaller pans and freeze one!)