Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe
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Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe

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Hearty and satisfying, these slimmed-down enchiladas with whole-wheat tortillas have a moist and delicious filling you’ll love. Sarah Burleson - Spruce Pine, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 363 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mash 1 can black beans; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the mashed beans, remaining beans, half of the enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup cheese; heat through.
  2. Place 2/3 cupfuls of bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place, seam side down, in two 11x7-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray.
  3. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 425°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p55

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 250422
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"Very easy to make but next time I may use more cheese and taco seasoning."

Tiffy1 User ID: 7263041 182145
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"You must try! It was very easy and Omg good!!

I made my own chips and added salad. 5*"

[email protected] User ID: 2388242 163701
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"Delicious! Love the flavors. My family devours it."

tnewell User ID: 4626032 176972
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"This is a keeper! This made 8 enchiladas. My 2 yr old even liked the filling. I used wheat tortillas, & added chili powder & seasonings for a little spice."

jobrkash2 User ID: 1136250 118723
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Used green enchilada sauce and substituted an Anaheim pepper for the green pepper."

Kaylam6 User ID: 5896407 178039
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"Super good recipe, just needed a little more taste, so i mixed red and green enchilada sauce and it was perfect! Makes awesome leftovers."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 142917
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"This was pretty good. When I was eating it, I forgot I was eating turkey (instead of ground beef) and forgot that it was wheat tortillas instead of white. Overall, it was quite good for a "healthy" dish."

Susan's Kitchen User ID: 5575002 179072
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Very fast and hearty meal. Great to take to a potluck."

bengalfreak User ID: 5549528 179070
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Our favorite healthy cooking recipe. I have substituted ground chicken for the turkey and it turned out just as good. Also, both times I've made it, I only got 7 enchiladas, not eight."

sweetberte User ID: 5237680 110485
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"Good and easy!"

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