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Monday, November 28, 2016

Awwwsome Monday Enchiladas for your leftover turkey! November 28, 2016

Photo credit to Once Upon a Chef
Recipe thanks to James Beard!
Yummy Swiss Enchiladas
(called Swiss because of the cream!)

1 onion chopped
cooking oil
1 garlic clove crushed
2 cups tomato puree
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken ( or turkey!)
2 green chilies chopped ( I use a small can of diced Ortega chilies)
1 dozen corn tortillas
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup concentrated chicken broth ( I use better than Boullion)
1/2 # grated or sliced Monterey Jack cheese
sliced avocado optional garnish
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
2. Prepare the stuffing: saute the onion in 2T oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, chicken and chilies and salt to tasteand simmer for about 10 minutes. Briefly heat the tortillas, one at a time in about 1 inch of oil- do not let them crisp as you will be rolling them up. Drain on paper towels
3. Heat the cream and add the chicken stock. Dip each tortilla into the cream mixture, place a generous portion of the filling on it ( basically 1/12th of filling ) and roll it up. Arrange the rolls in a baking pan seam side down ( 9"x13" ) and pour the remaining cream mixture over them. Top with cheese and bake for about 30 minutes. 
4. Garnish with avocado or do what I do and serve this dish with a side salad that has avocado, orange slices and a bit of red onion in it. Serves 4-6       

Many thanks to Sandee for Awww Mondays !!!! 


  1. Oh yummy. These sound really good.

    The kitty approves too.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday my friend. Big hug to you and Russell and lots of scritches to my girl Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  2. We visit my husband's parents for Thanksgiving. There's always leftover turkey. One way my husband's dad uses the leftovers is to make a turkey pot pie.

  3. Drat, we finished the leftovers yesterday, but this looks too good to pass up.

  4. Mmmmm, enchiladas! Yummy! Happy Monday to you!

  5. Just in case you didn't gain enough weight over Thanksgiving! Those do sound really good though.

  6. Now that recipe does sound yummy. We just might have to get another turkey just to try that recipe. Thanks for that.

  7. That looks & sounds delicious LOL @ the cat :-)

    Have a recipetastic day :-)

  8. Awww, indeed, as now i am hungry!

  9. Mrs. C. makes delicious chicken enchiladas and it's never occurred to me to make turkey one. Maybe next year.

  10. yummmmmmy, thanks for the idea.

  11. Hi Kathe, I always imagined that enchiladas were difficult to make. I will have a go at this, substituting the broth for a thick stock as we don't get canned broth here.

    And that is one greedy looking cat!



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