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Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Black Bean Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

My best friend and I created this recipe together because we wanted a meal that’s easy to prepare, affordable and nutritious. We both have hectic schedules, so when we’re feeling crunched for time, it’s a relief to have these wholesome enchiladas waiting for us in the freezer. —Holly Baber, Seattle, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 14 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce
  • Minced fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey, onion and seasonings over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and onion is tender. Stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend until melted. Stir in beans, corn, tomatoes, chilies and salsa.
  • 2. Place 1/2 cup turkey mixture off center on each tortilla. Roll up and place in two 13x9-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray, seam side down. Top with enchilada sauce; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Bake casseroles, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with yogurt.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake casseroles as directed, increasing time to 20-25 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 enchilada: 343 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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millsapm User ID: 1794642 253784
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"Very good and easy and the kids loved it. I appreciate having a freezer portion for later, too!"

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 243181
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"This was okay. It could use more flavor, but it was okay. I ended up dumping the whole portion of meat mix in a 13x9, with chopped tortillas layered in (the baby started to cry and I gave up on rolling!). It worked, but I probably won't make it again."

Bammapellerin User ID: 294029 231710
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"This was excellent ! Will definately make again"

autumn46 User ID: 7933063 230741
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"I have tried a lot of the recipes, and enjoyed them, but how do you reduce the servings???"

Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 224915
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"I added some more spice as my family likes it hot. Good recipe with half the cheese."

dvhenning User ID: 4917928 222119
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"We loved this recipe! Also loved that we had another meal in the freezer!"

SusanQuinnOfKansas User ID: 8226590 220504
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Incredible! I used half the amount of cream cheese like others had suggested and it was superb! Thanks for sharing."

Ellie31773 User ID: 5796034 220243
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"These are like the good ol' classic enchiladas that I grew up with in the Midwest. I froze them in 3-serving batches so my husband and I could have dinner and I'd have leftovers for lunch the next day. Good deal. I used corn tortillas to avoid the gumminess that comes from letting flour tortillas sit in sauce too long. Next time I make them, I'll crank up the spice level. They're really mild (but so creamy!)."

asnunez User ID: 2408742 219815
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This IS NOT a recipe for enchiladas. Enchiladas use corn tortillas--NOT FLOUR. That automatically makes them burritos."

rebeccafox12 User ID: 8208363 219793
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Everything but the cream cheese. Not healthy, and just fat so leave out. 13 grams fat per 1 little enchilada is NOT healthy!!"

MsPattyinLoveland User ID: 5671128 219769
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This is a FABULOUS quick recipe. I used ground chicken breast and made my own taco seasoning to omit the salt. Same with the sauce, made my own to reduce the sodium count. I also made them in the Reynolds freezer pans. 3 fits very nicely and perfect amount for hubs and I. Serve with chopped avocado salad and you have a complete meal. Thank you for sharing."

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 123259
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"I think I might use less cream cheese next time but I really enjoyed this recipe. easy and quick to make."

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 126603
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"This was delicious. I did cheat and use ground beef. My husband said it needed hot sauce. I thought it was great."

[email protected] User ID: 3111005 116698
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"We've had these twice - the "fresh" and the "from freezer" version - and both times they were a resounding hit. My husband prefers it to the standard beef enchiladas I also make, I am pretty sure!"

lilmistakesimake User ID: 7503612 139103
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I make this recipe alot!

My family & friends love it and I have to say I've never had anyone
Try it without asking me if they can have the recipe. I even use just regular ground beef in it sometimes. ..still yummy as ever. Love this great recipe...thanks to the cooks for sharing it!!"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 126594
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"These enchiladas are pretty good! I loved the use of Greek yogurt as "sour cream" I used 2% Fage Greek yogurt. It's the only one I've found that I like. These enchiladas also freeze well."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 116694
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"I wish I liked this more than I did because it is a healthier version. If I make this again, I'd add more of the seasonings and leave the tomatoes out of the filling."

Zentz46 User ID: 6890900 139102
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"I just made these Enchiladas. Very easy and delicious. My whole family loved them!"

diligentfrog User ID: 569604 181867
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Excellent recipe. easy to make. I doubled the taco seasoning and cumin; substituted the ground turkey for hamburger; used 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cans green chilies and salsa. I drained the juice from one can. Turned out GREAT!!"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 213199
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"quick and easy to make, but looks like you spent a lot of time and effort on it.

We found that even "Mild" enchilada sauce was spicy enough for our tastes.
We also substituted ground chicken that was on sale for the ground turkey and it didn't make any difference - the dish is seasoned enough that it didn't matter.
Great recipe."

jojohaller User ID: 7375483 185881
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"This recipe is absolutely rockin'! Made it exactly to the recipe with the 2 exceptions. Used hot & spicy taco seasoning and medium salsa. This will be a keeper in our house. You can't really tell that it is turkey and you would think that the yogurt was sour cream. Best Mexican type recipe that I have made since Enchiladas Verde! You would never know that it is actually good for you. (1st review I have done) It was that good!!"

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